Mount Vernon Nazarene University
(Available when enrollment is sufficient for the program.)
Intercultural studies students are encouraged to participate in a semester abroad program, preferably this semester in Campinas, Brazil designed so that intercultural studies majors can experience a true language and cultural immersion, do an Intercultural Practicum, and engage in other significant cultural learning opportunities. Students may also obtain an ICS minor by participating in this program and taking three courses on the main campus.
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
MVNU is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Students from CCCU member schools can apply to participate in special CCCU study programs. Additional information can be found at the CCCU website: http://www.cccu.org or http://www.bestsemester.com.
Focus Leadership Institute (FLI)
Launched in 1995 by Focus on the Family, the FLI is located in beautiful Colorado Springs. The FLI is a semester-away study program (fall, spring, or summer) that includes scholarship, leadership training, high-level internships, and adventure for college students and recent graduates. To learn more visit www.focusleadership.org.
Kenyon College (KC)
MVNU participates in a cooperative program with KC. Contact the University Registrar for additional information. This program is available only for special circumstances.
Nazarene International Language Institute (NILI)
Spanish majors can earn 15-18 hours of credit while spending a semester at NILI in Quito, Ecuador. Additional information can be found at http://www.snu.edu/nazarene-international-language-institute.
Romanian Study Program
Students may spend a semester, the January term, or summer term at Veritas, a compassionate ministries program, in Sighisoara, Romania. Information about the program can be found at http://www.veritas.ro.
Some departments engage an outside agency to assist with student place in a particular program. MVNU has engaged CCTECC to place students in overseas student teaching opportunities. After CCTECC has secured a placement, the student is responsible for securing all travel arrangements to/from the overseas site, including plane tickets. Students will be provided with contact information when they receive their placement confirmation. Students are responsible for communicating with the principal and or/cooperating teacher, and to gather housing information or information about host families.
Programs not listed above have note been formally approved; hence, students may not register for them. Official approval must be obtained by the trip organizer (usually a faculty member of student's advisor) before student may be enlisted.