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Study Abroad

Want to enrich your academic experience and enhance your career options? Our Study Abroad opportunities provide optimal paths for learning new languages, gaining valuable skills, and creating rich memories.

Retrace the footsteps of British royalty in ancient English castles. Order a buttery croissant under the Eiffel Tower. See the Scriptures burst into color at the Sea of Galilee. Or run a life-changing youth retreat in Japan.

The world is waiting to teach you. Will you take the opportunity? 

Short-term Opportunities (10-12 days)

English Department

The English Department is traveling to Ireland March 20-26, 2016. The tour will include visits to Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Belfast, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Writer's Museum. Attention will also be given to famous Irish writers, including James Joyce, Seamus Heaney and Oscar Wilde. For more details, contact English Department Chair Dr. Doug Schaak at schaakdo@multnomah.edu.

Global Studies Department 

The Global Studies Department offers a three-credit Global Immersion course (IS 310), which includes a guided trip to Costa Rica or Israel. This course generally runs in spring or summer.

In spring 2017, our Global Immersion course (IS 310: Children, Youth and Mission in Latin Amercian Contexts) will include a trip to Costa Rica.

View the 2017 Costa Rica Trip flyer.

For more details, contact Global Studies Department Chair Dr. Greg Burch at gburch@multnomah.edu or 503.251.6429. You may also reach the Global Studies Office at 503.251.6426. 

History Department

London, England 

The History Department offers a three-credit Tudor-Stuart England course (HST 352), which includes a guided trip to historical sites in London, Oxford and more.

View the 2015 itinerary.

For more details, contact History Department Chair Dr. Daniel Scalberg at dscalberg@multnomah.edu or 503.251.6441.

Paris, France

The History Department offers a three-credit Early Modern France course (HST 358), which includes a guided trip to historical sites in Paris.

View the 2016 itinerary.

For more details, contact History Department Chair Dr. Daniel Scalberg at dscalberg@multnomah.edu or 503.251.6441.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Department

Kobe, Japan

The TESOL Department offers a three-credit overseas teaching practicum (LIN 458 / LIN 558) where students lead a week-long English camp for Japanese youth in cooperation with Youth Harvest Church of Suma, Japan. 

2016 itinerary coming soon

For more details, contact Linguistics/TESOL Department Chair Kristyn Kidney at kkidney@multnomah.edu

Youth Ministry Department

The Youth Ministry offers a three-credit Global Youth Ministry course (YM 315), which includes a guided trip to Europe or Japan. This course generally runs in the spring.

View a sample itinerary.

For more details, contact Rob Hildebrand at rhildebrand@multnomah.edu or 503.251.6425. 

Semester-long Opportunities

Multnomah University has partnered with three organizations that offer semester-long study abroad options for most degrees offered at Multnomah. Contact your academic advisor for more details.

CCCU BestSemester Programs*

BestSemester offers twelve off-campus and study abroad programs around the world through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

Locations

  • Australia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Los Angeles
  • Middle East
  • Nashville
  • Oxford
  • Uganda
  • Washington D.C.

For more details, visit the BestSemester website and contact your academic advisor. 

GO ED. Semester Study Abroad*

GO ED. seeks to end poverty by transforming and equipping the next generation of Christians to change the world.

Locations

  • Rwanda
  • Thailand

For more details, visit the GO ED. website and contact your academic advisor.

Veritas Christian Study Abroad*

Veritas provides multiple study opportunities around the world. All programs are designed to include mission experience and education, both in and out of the classroom.

Locations

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • England
  • France
  • Italy
  • Peru
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Dominican Republic

For more details, visit the Veritas website and contact your academic advisor.

*Cultural Immersion and Language Studies are included with many of these programs. Various internships may be completed as part of the study abroad options as well. Contact your academic adviser for additional information in order to ensure the best curricular fit for your major. Brochures and catalogs for these organizations are available through the Global Studies Department and the History Department offices.