Through 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
CONSORTIUM FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
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.
SPANISH STUDIES ABROAD
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.
SAINTS BIBLE INSTITUTE
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!
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.
ROME WITH PURPOSE
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.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
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.
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).
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.