See the world.


The month of January is an optional term for CU students which provides the ideal study abroad scenario. Students at Cornerstone are encouraged to experience the world outside of their every-day routine. Studying abroad is a great way to do this, while also accomplishing academic goals and expanding your worldview. Check out any of the trips below and start dreaming about the adventures ahead!

Australia & New Zealand

Course: MDA 480 - ANZUS Trip
Experience the wonder of the lands down-under through the lens of the Lord of the Rings! This two-week trip includes service learning experiences while living and working on a New Zealand campsite only twenty minutes from Hobbiton. The campsite serves as the base for day trips and immersion into Kiwi culture. After more LOTR experiences in Wellington, travel to Sydney, Australia for five days to experience what it means to be Australian.


Course: REL 204 - New Testament Literature & History


Course: ENG 224 - Literature of the Northern Irish Troubles
Student Testimonies: “One of the best experiences of my college career!” “Great trip! Billy and Mindi’s passion is contagious and the entire experience is perfect!” “Amazing, inspirational, unforgettable.”

The Netherlands

Courses: BUS/ECN 215 - International Business Experience
This course provides opportunity for participants to acquire a hands-on overview of global business challenges and opportunities. Participants will tour selected European firms and organizations and visit with industry executives with the purpose of exploring country-specific business practices and cultures.


Courses: SWK 211: Faith Poverty and Cultural Understanding
Share lives and stories with indigenous host families.

South Africa

Courses: MDA 457 - Documentary Production OR HUM 382 - Humanities Seminar: Readings in Apartheid and Social Justice
Student Testimony: “My South African experience…is one of those periods of time that isn't just a memory, but a period of time that is now carried in my character. One aspect that grew all the more through this trip was this understanding of our global connection with one another, and seeing how the mentalities that individuals have, affect others, even globally. To have 13 white Americans go into this village in Mavhusa, that had previously experienced dehumanization and apartheid, was to be part of restoration far greater than others, and with no real credit to us. It was beautiful to be given that opportunity…And being in a cage that was charged by a great white shark. That might stick around in my memories as well.” - Kestrel ‘13

May Term

May Term is an optional academic term. CU is excited about the opportunities available for students to see the world and learn more about what God is doing outside of the U.S!


Courses: HIS 480 - History of Modern Kosovo; SCC 312 - World Affairs; ENG/JRN 480 Travel Writing
Kosovo is uniquely situated at a crossroad of cultures. It’s a European nation with Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. Kosovo is the second youngest country in the world with long traditions and modern issues. It’s a colorful, friendly place that feels a special bond with Americans. While there, we’ll dig deep into the country’s culture and history. We’ll get to know its people. And you’ll learn that everyone – and every place – has a story.

Northern Ireland

Course: ECO 442 - Northern Ireland Ecology: Man, Land, & Environment


Courses: HUM 382/LIN590 - C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien
2 or 6 week program
Student Testimony: "Studying abroad at Oxford was one of the most valuable experiences of my college career. I am so thankful I was given the opportunity to go to Oxford; the knowledge and experience I gained through the Oxford Summer program was worth far more than it cost me to go." – Kristina ‘09