APPROVED PROGRAMS

Other Semester Programs

Other Programs

Creation Care Study Program*

Spain

This semester-long academic experience in Belize or New Zealand is designed to offer students from Christian colleges a field-based education that explores Christian responsibility in a fragmented world—a world marked by poverty, hostility, environmental demise, opportunism, and social disintegration. Students will be challenged to explore the interactions between economic development, society, the environment, government, and faith.

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Laurentian Leadership Centre

Laurentian

This opportunity in Ottawa, Ontario, is for students planning a career in business, computer science, communications, history, international studies, or political science. The fully accredited semester-long program includes three interdisciplinary courses and a six-credit internship in Canada’s capital city.

 

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Semester in Spain*

Spain

Semester in Spain combines serious classroom study with the best way to learn Spanish: by living in a Spanish home and using the language every day in ordinary conversation. The program offers beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in Spanish. The location in Seville adds cultural and historical depth to the student’s studies and makes learning Spanish a memorable experience.

 

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Semester in Oman*

For students interested in learning more about the Middle East and about one of the region’s main religions, Islam, Northwestern College offers the Oman Semester. Oman is known for its peacefulness, modernity, hospitality, and openness. In addition to studying Arabic, students will also learn about the Islamic religion with a goal of furthering understanding and trust between Christians and Muslims.

 

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*Participation in one of these programs satisfies the Core Program's cross-cultural requirement.

Calvin Programs

Study in China*

Students will have the opportunity to study both traditional and modern China, to experience life in its capital Beijing, and to explore other areas of this fascinating country. Living and studying at Capital Normal University allows students to interact with Chinese and foreign students, take advantage of the nearby National Library, sports facilities, and parks, and visit important cultural and historical sites of the city. On the weekends and during special trips, students will travel to the outlying areas, walking on the Great Wall or trekking up China's most holy mountain, Taishan.

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Study in Britain at York St. John University*

York, England

Students will live and study together as a Christian community in the midst of one of the world's busiest and most multicultural cities, York, England, with its rich history and a society markedly more "post-Christian" than North America. Students will take two courses taught by the Calvin professor in residence and other courses at York St. John University. The Calvin professor will encourage discussion—both academic and informal—about the main goal of this program, to prepare students to live and think as Christians in God's world.

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The Development Studies Program in Honduras*

Honduras

This program seeks to integrate faith commitment with academic study. The director will lead discussions, both formal and informal, which encourage students to think and to live as Christians in God’s world. Students study Spanish, Honduran history, and development theory in class and put that theory to the test by observing life in their own Honduran family and by visiting garment factories, banana plantations, and subsistence farms.

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Study in Hungary at Technical University of Budapest*

Budapest, Hungary

The Hungary program is structured for students to live and study together as a Christian academic community. While doing so, they develop and mature by experiencing a situation different from the familiar, by learning under a variety of teaching styles, by encountering a new set of behaviors and beliefs, and by drawing from course offerings and academic expertise unavailable elsewhere. Students stay in a dormitory of the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University with a roommate from Calvin College and have many opportunities to meet other students, both international and Hungarian.

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Study in New Mexico at Rehoboth Christian School*

Rehoboth

Native American society in the Southwest provides students with an exceptional opportunity to encounter a fascinating culture. Through exploration of Native American culture, students arrive at a deeper self-understanding and a greater respect for cultures other than their own.

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Study in France*

Grenoble, France

Living with French families in Grenoble, which is nestled in the French Alps, students study French with other foreign students from around the world. The Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Francaises offers excursions to other regions throughout the academic year to acquaint students with the wide variety of historical, natural, and cultural forces that have shaped contemporary France.

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Study in Africa*

Ghana

The semester in Ghana program will help students understand the emerging theological, historical, and social perspectives within Ghana and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. As students enter into dialogue with Ghanaians and study the history and peoples of the country, they will encounter worldviews different from those prevalent in North America.

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*Participation in one of these programs satisfies the Core Program's cross-cultural requirement.