Opportunities abound for students to experience a different setting or a different culture as part of their education at Huntington University. Such experiences are a significant highlight and can be a life-changing experience for the undergraduate.
Huntington University partners with Jerusalem University College and Tokyo Christian University - East Asia Institute and maintains affiliation with the AuSable Institute, BCA Study Abroad, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, Chicago Semester, Contemporary Music Center, International Studies Abroad, NYC Semester Program, Semester in Spain, Veritas Christian Study Abroad, and Veritas Romanian Studies Program. These programs are described in the section under Affiliated Off-Campus Programs. Students should contact the Friesen Center for Service and Experiential Learning located in Student Life (Huntington Union Building) or at email@example.com for further information on these programs. The application deadline is March 1 to study off campus for the upcoming academic year.
Huntington is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, whose programs described in the section under CCCU GlobalEd Off-Campus Programs require participants to be full-time, registered students of a CCCU member institution, such as Huntington University. The CCCU is an association of 100 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada that sponsors semester and summer programs for upperclassmen from its member institutions. The programs offer unique opportunities for students to make the world their classroom, going beyond the confines of the traditional learning experience. Information on CCCU programs is available in the Friesen Center for Service and Experiential Learning and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work completed by Huntington University students through any of these programs is treated as resident credit, and Huntington students enrolled for a term in one of these programs are considered resident students at Huntington during that term. That work can apply toward the residency requirement for a Huntington degree or major. All work completed and grades earned are displayed on the student’s Huntington transcript. If credits and grades awarded by the affiliated program are not in the range awarded by Huntington University, they are translated to the nearest Huntington University equivalent before posting on the Huntington transcript.
To support students who desire to participate in these programs, the University may provide students institutional aid toward such off-campus opportunities. Outside grants for which the student is eligible may be used for CCCU and other affiliated programs, but University scholarships, performance grants, international grants or tuition remission may not be used for off-campus programs. Students considering applying for an off-campus program should consult the Office of Financial Aid for information about eligibility for financial aid.
CCCU GlobalEd Off-Campus Programs
CCCU GlobalEd is a collection of faith-integrated, off-campus study programs that foster intellectual, cultural, vocational, and spiritual growth. These programs transform the way students experience the world and equip them to live out their Christian faith in today's global society. More than 13,000 students have benefitted from these academically rigorous, Christ-centered experiential education programs for the past 40 year.
American Studies Program
The American Studies Program (ASP) in Washington, DC., is where big ideas and leading institutions meet. A semester with ASP equips students with tools and experiences they need to translate their campus education into a Christ-centered career in professional leadership and service. Through intensive internships, fieldwork, and coursework, students nurture the leader within during their experience at ASP. Students may earn 12-15 semester hours of credit during a semester of study.
Middle East Studies Program
Located in Amman, Jordan, the Middle East Studies Program (MESP) immerses students in the daily life, language, food culture, religion, and politics of one of the oldest cities in the world. With extensive travel throughout the Middle East, students learn firsthand from locals how to work, play, and serve in the region as they become their neighbor - and soon, their family - while learning adventurously at MESP. Students may earn 16-18 semester hours of credit during a semester of study.
Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford
During a semester at Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), students live and study in the beautiful and renowned city of Oxford. Students have access to expert tutors, endless scholarly resources, the Bodleian library, and more while they walk the same paths and study in the same places as some of the greatest scholars in history. Summer, semester, and online programs are available. Students may earn 17 hours of credit during a semester of study.
Affiliated Off-Campus Programs
AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies
The AuSable Institute serves evangelical Christian colleges and universities with environmental studies set in the forests, wetlands, lakes and rivers at campuses in the Great Lakes region (Mancelona, MI), Pacific Northwest (Whidbey Island, WA), the Vara Blanca region of Costa Rica and Tamul Nadia, India. January Term, May Term, and summer courses provide academic credit in field ecology, field biology, land resources, water resources, and environmental studies.
The University grants four semester hours of credit per course. The Institute has fellowships and grants for qualified students. Tuition is charged at the Huntington University hourly amount and students pay a weekly room and board charge. The Institute grants certificates for environmental analysts, land resource analysts, and naturalists. Further information may be obtained from the Biology Department.
BCA Study Abroad
BCA Study Abroad is committed to helping students understand the complexities of the contemporary world by providing challenging academic programs and cross-cultural learning in locations around the globe. A significant component of BCA’s study abroad programs, both through traditional classroom education and in field learning, is dedicated to grasping, to the extent possible in a relatively short sojourn, the historical, social and cultural context of the big questions of the human condition. Programs include Austria, Belgium, China, Ecuador, England, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand and Spain. As a result, students who participate in a BCA program gain a more comprehensive and precise understanding of the world. A total of 12-17 credits may be earned.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics provide a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors, in their junior or senior years, may spend fall, spring or summer semester in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers in English. The instructors of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics are members of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians. Most instructors have had teaching experience in North America and are familiar with the cultural differences. Students may earn between 12-16 credits.
Chicago Semester is an off-campus program with 40 years of experience providing students the opportunity to live, learn and work in Chicago. Students in the program experience first-hand what it is like to live in the global city of Chicago. Students participate in vibrant arts and cultural activities, explore diverse neighborhoods, and master the public transportation system. Students learn alongside faculty who teach using the city as a laboratory. Through this learning students explore complex urban issues and reflect on one's collective responsibility to society. Lastly, for four days a week, students work with professional mentors at some of Chicago's leading companies and organizations; building networking relationships and future career connections. Students may earn between 12-15 credits. Students may also participate in a three month summer program, for which they may earn six to nine credits.
Contemporary Music Center
The Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee, provides students real-world music industry experience. CMC is a semester long program that prepares college students for careers in the entertainment industry, challenging them to live out their faith as Christ-followers. Students live, work, and create music together in a facility with 24/7 access to world-class gear. The CMC program offers three tracks: the Artist, Business, and Technical Tracks. The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers, and producers. The Business Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications, and related majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters, and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting, and studio recording. Students within each of the tracks receive instruction, experience, and a uniquely Christ-centered perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Music. Students may earn 16 hours of credit during a semester of study.
Freedom International Ministries
Huntington University has partnered with Freedom International Ministries to offer a 30-credit hour gap year program to Freedom interns. The programs is particularly geared toward high school graduates interested in interning with Freedom while also wanting to get started on their college journey. Interns at Freedom serve part time as teachers and assistants at Freedom Christian School in the Dominican Republic while taking face-to-face courses on the Freedom campus and online courses through Huntington University. For details, see the Freedom International to Forester web page or contact the admissions office.
International Studies Abroad
International Studies Abroad (ISA) provides students the opportunity to explore the world. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Thailand.
In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of a foreign culture is both a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience. As a leader in international education, ISA is dedicated to providing university-level students with the opportunity to discover, learn and enjoy a way of life other than their own. Students may earn between 12-17 credits.
Jerusalem University College
Jerusalem University College is a nondenominational center in Jerusalem, Israel, which offers undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology, history, geography, languages and literature relating to both ancient and modern cultures in the area. Huntington is a member and accepts credits earned at J.U.C. Students majoring in Bible and theology are provided the option of including a semester of study in Israel in either the junior or senior year. Further information may be obtained from the Christian Thought and Practice Department.
New York City Semester Program
The New York City Semester enables students to spend a semester in New York City at The King’s College. The King’s College is located in the Empire State Building. The experience is specifically targeted to students who intend to lead in the areas of business, politics, economics, media, journalism, and the arts. NYC Semester is a domestic study abroad program that allows students to explore internship opportunities in New York City while at the same time furthering their studies with a full semester’s course load. Students choose from a selection of courses in several academic disciplines, including politics, philosophy, economics, business, theology, history and media. Students are required to take at least 12 credit hours (four courses) and also have opportunity to add an internship for additional credit. For additional information, go to www.nycsemester.com.
During the NYC Summer Theater Institute, students take classes from professional NYC theater artists, workshop their craft in rehearsals, attend seminars and lectures by working NYC theater professionals and see a broad spectrum of different kinds of theater. As students develop their artistic skills, Christian mentors guide them in a thoughtful examination of the artistic impulse as a primary aspect of the Creator God. During the last week of the institute, students participate in the Firebone Theater Summer Theater Festival. Courses include acting, playwriting, directing, production/theater management and documentary film making.
Semester in Spain
The Semester in Spain program enables students to study in Spain while earning credits toward a Spanish minor. The program combines challenging Spanish language study (beginning, intermediate and advanced levels) and a rich cultural experience in Seville, Spain, a modern city with a rich history. Students have constant opportunities to practice the language skills they are learning. Faculty members use a global approach, concentrating on developing and enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students develop confidence and fluency in Spanish by improving their command of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Courses are available during fall, January, spring and summer terms.
Students in the Spanish minor may choose to participate in the Semester in Spain program or other affiliated Spanish program. Prior to the Semester in Spain, students must receive credit for SN 221 Intermediate Spanish II (or equivalent credit through CLEP or AP examinations). Students will normally complete 16 hours in the Semester in Spain program. These hours will be counted as 16 hours in the minor. Students are placed in courses on the basis of testing at the beginning of the experience.
Tokyo Christian University - East Asia Institute
Tokyo Christian University - East Asia Institute allows students to learn about Japan and the Far East while experiencing it. Learn and speak Japanese every day both on and off campus. Experience dorm life with students from other cultures and backgrounds from around the world. Worship and serve in local Japanese, Korean-speaking, Chinese-speaking and/or English-speaking churches. Join in field trips that make classroom studies come alive. Core courses focus on the religion/philosophy, culture, art and language of Japan. There is no language requirement for the EAI programs. A total of 12-15 credits may be earned during the semester.
Veritas Christian Study Abroad
The Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs are designed for students to receive both a great academic and diverse cultural education. The curriculum provides rigorous academic offerings, in a variety of disciplines nurtured by a community where faith and learning are integrated. The mission component of Veritas allows students to partner with other Christians to serve the people in their host city. Excursions are also included in the Veritas program. Students may study in Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Peru, South Korea and Spain. There are no language requirements for the Veritas programs; however, students are tested and then placed in a specific language course based on the results. A total of 12-17 credit hours may be earned during the semester.