Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

MVNU Affiliated Programs

Brazil Program

(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: or

  • American Studies Program in Washington, DC studying and interning in public policy administration and its relationship to federal government programs.
  • Australia Studies Centre for Ministry and the Arts, at the Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia. In addition to integrative courses, students may select from drama, drawing/graphic design, music, ministry and theology.
  • China Studies Program at Xiamen University and other locations studying historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation.
  • Contemporary Music Center is a program that is centered in Nashville, TN. Students work with faculty, musicians, and organizations in the making and marketing of contemporary music.
  • India Studies Program is located in the city of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu, and offers the opportunity to study India's historical, religious, geographical, and economic landscape at both broad and specific levels, as well as the opportunity to take major courses with Indian students and professors.
  • Latin American Studies Program in San Jose, Costa Rica focuses on the historical, language-oriented, literary, political, economic, religious, cultural, and ecological aspects of Latin America.
  • Los Angeles Film Studies Center enables students to study the film industry to develop professional skills and Christian integrity for the film medium.
  • Middle East Studies Program, based in Cairo, Egypt, focuses on the complex history, religions, peoples, and cultures of the Middle East.
  • Oxford Summer Programme is similar to the Scholar's Semester in Oxford but takes place in the summer term.
  • Scholar's Semester in Oxford is designed for scholarly students interested in art history, classics, English language & literature, history, musicology, theology, modern language, social sciences or philosophy.
  • Uganda Studies Program offers an invaluable opportunity for studies in and about east Africa. Students choose from a variety of areas of study including ministry and missions.
  • Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in Washington, DC. In addition to internship, students take courses focusing on writing skills and the history and future of the media.

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

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

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

Other Programs

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.

Important Note

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.