Study Abroad Partners

SPANISH STUDIES ABROAD – The Center for Cross-Cultural Study

This agreement enables students to study at CCCS sites in Seville, Alicante and Barcelona, Spain, Córdoba, Argentina, Havana, Cuba, and San Juan, Puerto Rico during the fall, spring and summer terms. A wide variety of liberal arts, language, and culture courses are taught in Spanish for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced Spanish speaker. Students are housed either with a local family or in a dormitory. This arrangement allows for full immersion in the Spanish language. Integrated programs in local universities are also available. Generally, the CCCS programs include excursions to sites of cultural or historic importance.

Student standing in front of Spanish architecture with arms held high


Students may spend one or two semesters of study in Salzburg, Austria, studying a variety of liberal arts and visual/performing arts. Salzburg College is particularly suited for students wanting to further their study of the German language and desiring to live with a host family. Located in the heart of the Old City, the college occupies a 16th century townhouse. The close vicinity of public, education and cultural institutions allows for easy integration of classroom study and onsite experience. Students can also take advantage of travel opportunities across Europe.


Christian Study Abroad

Student at the Coliseum, Rome, ItalyThrough this program, Shorter students will be able to enroll in universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Italy, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and Spain. While they are earning their college credit, they will have the opportunity to work with local missionaries and be fully immersed in the local community.

Service possibilities could include:

Campus Ministries
Children’s Ministries (teaching Sunday School or tutoring)
Orphanage Ministry
Refugee Ministry
Special Needs or Elder Care
English Clubs
School Outreach
Leading Worship
Homeless Ministry


CGE’s study abroad programs connect you with strong academic programs and service learning opportunities in these key locations: China, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Thailand, Lithuania, and Liverpool. CGE also has a strategic partnership with CAPA International Education. CAPA offers programs and internships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dublin, Ireland, Florence, Italy, London, England, Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia.

Oddysey Smith


Rome with Purpose is a new study abroad partner. Experience Italy in a Christian community while earning credits taught from a Christian worldview. Enjoy field trips in Rome, Florence, and Pompeii. Weekly Italian cooking classes and optional 3-week independent travel are built into this exciting program.


ELIC collaborates with Shorter to offer opportunities for students to teach English abroad. Locations include China, Mongolia, North Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, and Tunisia.


Saints Bible Institute is a study abroad program in San Lorenzo, Italy with a focus on missions and a love for the Bible. Courses include apologetics, missions and evangelism, fine arts, history of western thought, literature courses, and New Testament classes. Excursions may be to Rome, Florence, and Venice!

Group of students in St. Petersburg.

Annual Summer Programs

Every year faculty lead short-term study abroad programs. These programs occur in May, June and July and the number of credit hours awarded for such programs are flexible. Students who wish to participate in the annual summer programs must enroll in assigned classes in the spring semester prior to the trip and coursework is submitted in the summer following the program. The costs of all required activities and most meals are included.

As with all university programs, all annual summer programs have a strong integration of biblical faith and learning in their educational experiences. In the past, Shorter has led groups to Central or South America (AMERICAS program) and such programs focused on Spanish language and culture. Past locations have included Mexico, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. Exotic destinations are not foreign to Shorter, as we have traveled to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, China, Japan, Thailand, Russia, and the Philippines (ASIA program).

Students are eager to know the “Old Continent” so often a summer a group travels to Europe (EUROPE program). The program usually visits England and another European country. Past locations have included Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands.

We have also ventured to the Middle East and have traveled to Israel and Palestine (MIDEAST program).

France – Summer 2017 – Literature and the Land, led by Dr. Poussin and Dr. Crosby

Building a culture from the origins to the present

 Students will travel through North Western France, discover the stage of D-Day in 1945, visit the forests of fairies, druids and the followers of King Arthur, and discover the wonderful jagged coast of Brittany from which so many sailed for the American dream. Students will earn 6 hours of credit and travel to many popular sites including the Louvre, Versailles, Notre Dame, Normandy, and many more!

Spring Break Programs

Occasionally, an international spring break is offered to Shorter students. These 10- day programs provide an opportunity to experience the culture, history, and people of another country for a brief visit, along with Shorter faculty and students. Past programs have visited Israel, England and Austria.


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