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Study Abroad

Getting Started

Contact Heather Wallace, Coordinator

Evangel offers a variety of off-campus internships and learning opportunities for students who want a study-abroad experience during their time at EU.

Students who want to participate in either an off-campus or overseas program must receive approval from the University. To start the approval process, please pick up an application packet in the Records and Registration Office.

Suggestions for other programs and study abroad opportunities will also be considered upon request. Please contact your academic advisor to begin the process.

For financial aid information on studying abroad please review our financial policies and procedures.

Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, GlobalEd Program

Through our relationship with CCCU, Evangel students have opportunities to study abroad through CCCU’s GlobalEd Program. View the full list of programs, requirements, and apply online at For more information, contact the Records and Registration office at 417.865.2815 ext. 7460.

Domestic Programs: American Studies Program in Washington, D.C., Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, L.A. Film Studies Center, Los Angeles

International Programs: Australia Studies Centre, Latin America Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, Oxford Summer Program, Uganda Studies Program

Off Campus Opportunities

Chez Vous Summer

Chez Vous is a relational language study program of the Jacques Lefevre Institute in Normandy, France. This experience connects students with French people, culture, history, faith and daily life.

Two semester courses are taught in modular format. These condensed courses require diligent work, but French studies become more meaningful when they are connected directly to daily life, activities, and culture.

Institut Mediterranéen de Langues et Services (IMLS)

The IMLS offers a French program that features studies in language and civilization. Students are immersed into the life of the university and the local community.

This program takes a different approach to education in contrast to traditional study abroad programs. Students can get involved as a volunteer in the community to develop values and skills outside the classroom.

International Studies Abroad (ISA) by Worldstrides

ISA by Worldstrides is an overseas program with 13 destination countries that encompass 26 distinct and exciting cities.

ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Spain

This program provides students with a study abroad experience that is academically challenging and culturally rewarding.

Israel Study Program

Evangel students have the unique opportunity to study in the land of the Bible. Nearly every two years, 2- to 4-week study trips (length varies from year to year) are taken to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan to study the Scriptures in their original contexts.

Led by Theology Department faculty, these experiences help students develop lifelong tools to better understand the message of the Bible. Students have the option of earning three semester hours of credit through the Department of Theology.

Jerusalem University College

Evangel University is associated with the Jerusalem University College, an institution offering specialized instruction in historical geography, archaeology, biblical and Semitic languages, and the history of the Holy Land.

This program offers students the opportunity to study the Christian Scriptures in the context of the land where the events occurred as well as the languages, social and political culture, religions and historical relationships of the Middle East.

Culture-Shaping Programs

American Studies Program (ASP)

Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program uses Washington, D.C., as a stimulating educational laboratory where students gain hands-on experience with internships tailored to fit their talents and aspirations.

Participants also explore pressing national and international issues in public policy seminars led by ASP faculty and Washington professionals.

Students select either a Public Affairs or Marketplace track. Both tracks examine the same public issues and culminate in field projects assessing those issues in light of biblical principles and Christian responsibility. Students in the Public Affairs track use policy concepts to evaluate contending approaches. Students in the Marketplace track analyze issues by assessing how business and commercial environments shape different perspectives.

The aim of the program is to help CCCU schools prepare students to live in contemporary society as followers of Christ.

Contemporary Music Center (CMC)

The Contemporary Music Center provides the opportunity to live and work in the refining context of community while seeking to understand how to integrate music, faith, and business.

The CMC offers two tracks (courses of study):

Artist track

  • The Artist track is tailored to students considering careers as:
    • Vocalists
    • Musicians
    • Songwriters
    • Recording artists
    • Performers
    • Producers
    • Recording engineers

Executive track

  • The Executive track is designed for students with majors in business, arts management, marketing, communications, and related programs. This track is for students interested in possible careers as:
    • Artist managers
    • Agents
    • Record company executives
    • Music publishers
    • Concert promoters
    • Entertainment industry entrepreneurs

Students in both tracks receive instruction, experience, and a uniquely Christ-centered perspective on creativity and the marketplace — all while working together to create and market a recording of original music. Both the Artist and Executive tracks include coursework, labs, directed study, and a practicum.

Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC)

Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center is designed to train students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with both professional skill and Christian integrity.

The curriculum consists of two required seminars:

  • Hollywood Production Workshop
  • Theology in Hollywood

These courses focus on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this influential industry. In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies.

Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience. The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective.

Washington Journalism Center (WJC)

The Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. While in Washington, students take classes focusing on their personal writing skills and on the history and future of the media.

Students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career by combining their internship at a top news publication with the following classes:

  • Foundations for Media Involvement
  • Reporting in Washington
  • Washington, News, and Public Discourse

Students also participate in service learning opportunities and live with families in homestays as part of the WJC experience.

Culture-Crossing Programs

Australia Studies Centre (ASC)

Since 2004, the CCCU has partnered with the Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia, to offer learning opportunities through the Australian Studies Centre. During the semester, students study theology, global justice issues affecting Australia, Indigenous cultures, and the arts.

Every student is required to take these courses: The View from Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics, Economics, & Cultural Values Indigenous History, Culture, & Identity.

Additionally, students choose from electives in theology/ministry, music, drawing/graphic design, or drama.

Home stays, service learning, and travel around Australia are important components of the ASC. Students observe Australia’s beautiful landscape, live in the cosmopolitan melting pot of Sydney, serve the poor of Sydney’s multi-cultural ghettos, and engage the political capital, Canberra, and its power players.

Students also learn the traditions of Aboriginal people during an Outback excursion and spend the last week of each semester traveling to New Zealand to meet with Maori people.

China Studies Program (CSP)

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and intrigue from an insider’s perspective. While being immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in seminar courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic, and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation.

Students choose between completing a broad Chinese Studies concentration or a business concentration including an internship in an international business in China. Students will also study standard Chinese language and apply their skills by serving in an orphanage or tutoring Chinese students in English.

The program introduces students to the diversity of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an and Xiamen.

This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China.

Latin American Studies Program (LASP)

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin American Studies Program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology, and religion of the region.

Through service learning and living with local families, students become a part of the day-to-day lives of Latin Americans.

Students also take part in a service opportunity and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations.

Students participate in one of four concentrations:

  • Latin American Studies (offered both fall and spring terms)
  • Advanced Language and Literature (designed for Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring terms)
  • International Business: Management and Marketing (offered only in fall terms)
  • Environmental Science (offered only during spring terms)

Depending on their concentration, students travel to nearby Central American nations including Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, and Panama.

Middle East Studies Program (MESP)

Based in Cairo, Egypt, the Middle East Studies Program offers students a unique opportunity to explore and interact with the complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East.

Students explore diverse religious, social, cultural, and political traditions of Middle Eastern peoples through interdisciplinary seminars.

Students also study the Arabic language and work as volunteers with various organizations in Cairo.

Through travel in the region (typically Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey), students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism of the region.

Programs in Oxford

The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)

The Scholar’s Semester in Oxford is designed for students interested in completing intensive scholarship.

Working with academic tutors, students advance their academic writing and research skills and explore the disciplines and interests of their choice. As visiting students of the University of Oxford, students have the privilege to study and learn in one of the university’s historic halls. The SSO is designed for students interested in the fields of classics, English and literature, theology and religious studies, philosophy, and history, though all majors may apply.

Applicants are generally very high-achieving students and must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the program.

Oxford Summer Program (OSP)

The Oxford Summer Program is designed for students wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the development of the West.

Students are given the opportunity to learn under expert Oxford academics in the areas of history, religious studies, political theory, philosophy, English, and history of science.

The program is structured for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, graduate, and seminary students, non-traditional students, teachers, and those enrolled in continuing education programs. The OSP is a cooperative effort of the CCCU and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

Russian Studies Program (RSP)

The Russian Studies Program exposes students to the depth and diversity of Russian culture through encounters with the Federation’s three largest cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Nizhni Novgorod.

Students are offered three seminar courses:

  • History and Sociology of Religion in Russia
  • Russian Peoples, Culture, and Literature
  • Russia in Transition

Students receive instruction in the Russian language, choosing either four or six semester hours of language coursework. For those choosing four hours of Russian, a seminar course, International Relations and Business in Russia, is available.

The majority of the semester is spent in Nizhni Novgorod, where students complete intensive language instruction, participate in service learning, and live with a Russian family.

Additionally, students study in Moscow, the heart of both medieval and modern Russia, and the intriguing city of St. Petersburg, the Russian “window to the West.”

Uganda Studies Program (USP)

Winston Churchill is credited with nicknaming Uganda the “Pearl of Africa.” The USP offers students a very personal encounter with many cultures and people of East Africa. Uganda Christian University (UCU) serves as the base of study for students in the USP.

Set on the outskirts of the capital city Kampala, this rapidly growing institution brings USP students together with the UCU Honours College.

Courses taught by local faculty in the British tutorial tradition will immerse students in a uniquely African education. Topics such as Christianity and Islam in Contemporary Africa, African Literature, and East African History will present many insights into African life because of the guidance of faculty who live in and love Uganda and East Africa.

Homestays, travel, service learning, and daily interaction with Honours College students form the backbone of the USP experience. Students select between the Uganda Studies Emphasis and the Intercultural Ministry and Missions Emphasis (IMME). IMME students live in semester-long homestays and explore the role of missionaries and development workers from an in-depth perspective.

Uganda Studies students explore changing Africa from a variety of perspectives.