Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Costa Rica Program
(Available when enrollment is sufficient for the program.)
Students majoring in Spanish can earn 16 hours of credit while spending a semester at the Instituto de la Lengua Española (ILE) in San Jose, Costa Rica. ILE is located in San Francisco de Dos Rios, a middle class residential area on the southeast edge of the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. ILE is dedicated to equipping the missionary forces of the evangelical church to serve the Spanish-speaking world. The Institute operates year round and is open to Christian missionaries, pastors, college students, teachers and others. Admission to this program requires application and approval.
Urban Ministry Semester
Students spend fall semester in an immersion experience in Columbus, Ohio. This program works closely with the Lower Lights Compassionate ministry programs and Church of the Nazarene. Students will be housed near Lower Lights and will be able to take specific courses in Urban Ministry which meet requirements for their MVNU Urban Ministry major. They will also have the opportunity to intern in the various church and compassionate ministries of Lower Lights.