Study Abroad

Spanish majors are required to study one semester in an approved university program in a country where the host language in spoken.

Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA)
Email: , associate dean for curriculum

BCA study abroad programs are rooted in the values of peace and justice and provide opportunities for students, especially foreign language majors and minors, to meet EMU requirements. Students consult the associate dean for curriculum for general information and work with their advisors in choosing appropriate coursework for a semester or year. Application materials and information are available from the Brethren Colleges Abroad web site. Completed applications must receive approval from the associate dean for curriculum, as financial assistance and credit for the programs are received through EMU. BCA offers programs in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
E-mail: , associate dean for curriculum

The CCCU, of which EMU is a member, offers study abroad programs for students from member institutions. Students consult with the associate dean for curriculum and work with their advisors in choosing appropriate coursework for a semester. Application materials and information are available from the CCCU web site. Completed applications must receive approval from EMU Cross-cultural Programs, as financial assistance and credit for the programs are received through EMU. CCCU offers the following study abroad semester programs: Australia Studies Centre, China Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program (Costa Rica), Middle East Studies Program (Egypt), Russian Studies Program, The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (England), and Uganda Studies Program.

Central America Study and Service (CASAS)
Email: , associate dean for curriculum

CASAS, a 12-week summer program based in Guatemala City, offers students an independent summer immersion experience similar to our spring semester cross-cultural program. Coursework includes Spanish language studies, Introduction to Central America, and elective courses chosen from history, peace and justice, anthropology, and religion. Students participate in orientation activities, home stays, internships, and numerous field excursions. Application materials and information are available from the CASAS web site. Students register through EMU with approval from the associate dean for curriculum.