Studying internationally is one of the most valuable, life-changing experiences that you can have during your time at John Brown University. Students who experience a different culture develop self-confidence and are better prepared to thrive in today's global economy. More importantly, cross-cultural experiences challenge students to learn more about themselves and deepen their relationship with God as they see their lives in a global context.
John Brown University, therefore, encourages students to study abroad for at least part of one summer, if not an entire semester. JBU operates several of its own off-campus programs, and it sponsors in conjunction with other universities a number of Christian-based semester abroad programs. These programs enable you to earn university credit toward your JBU degree while experiencing another culture. Moreover, any JBU or JBU sponsored International Education Program that is four weeks or longer will fulfill your global core curriculum requirement at John Brown University.
Summer International Education Programs
John Brown University operates several summer study programs that are taught and led by JBU professors. These programs consist of four to six weeks, and students earn between six and nine hours of college credit.
JBU Undergraduate Programs
- European Art Tour
- German Studies
- German Art Studies Program
- Irish Family & Human Studies Program
- Irish Studies Program
- Jordan Studies Program
JBU Graduate Studies Programs
Semester International Education Programs
John Brown University operates a semester-long program in Northern Ireland. Each fall, fifteen JBU students live in JBU's own Lakeside Manor, just four miles outside of Belfast, for a semester of study and travel throughout Ireland. Students earn fifteen hours of university credit toward their core curriculum and/or major requirements.
CCCU Affiliated Study Abroad Programs
You will join students from other Christian colleges for an exciting term. For semester programs (not summer), financial aid may apply. Detailed information on each program can also be found at the CCCU's web site: www.bestsemester.com. For information on scholarships, visit www.borenawards.org or www.iie.org/gilman. Please check out the JBU course equivalencies for CCCU coursework.
- American Studies Program
- Australia Studies Centre
- China Studies Program
- Contemporary Music Center
- Latin American Studies Program
- Los Angeles Film Studies Center
- Middle East Studies Program
- Oxford Summer Programme
- Oxford Honours Programme
- Uganda Studies Program
- Washington Journalism Center
Other Off-Campus Programs
- Belize Creation Care
- Focus on the Family Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Living and Learning in Quito, Ecuador
- LLC International University in Klaipéda, Lithuania
- National Collegiate Honors Council Semesters Program
- Semester in Spain (Seville)
NOTE: It's always best to check with your advisor and the designated campus contact for the program you are interested in, BEFORE you apply. They can help you work out details like credit transfer and financial aid.