Africa & The Middle East

Middle East

Dubai

Courses: BUS/ECN 215: International Business Experience; Independent enrollment study (working in conjunction with BRM faculty). This course gives credit for the CU Global Studies Requirement and meets the Social Science Core Requirement.

Leaders: Brad Stamm and Gerald Longjohn

Cost: $2,850

Meet with a variety of companies, visit expatriate businessmen, attend expatriate worship services, visit historical sites, and many more opportunities. Established relationships in Dubai offer students an excellent context to explore international business and business as mission.

Israel

Courses: REL 204: NT Literature; REL/HIS 480: Geography

Leaders: Dr. Douglas Mohrmann and Dr. Nancy Erickson

Cost: $2,950

Travel to Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, and a variety of other locations. This trip will provide students the opportunity to study the Bible in Israel. They will see locations mentioned in the Old Testament and the New Testament as well as visit important sites from the Intertestamental period.

Jerusalem University College

Jerusalem University College, also known as the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, was founded in 1957 and provides both graduate and undergraduate 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 in the Middle East. Discover why studying in Israel at JUC is an exciting and rewarding educational experience of a lifetime.

Middle East Studies Program, BestSemester

You can sit at a desk and experience the head rush of answering a test question correctly. Or... you can experience another kind of rush that comes with seeing and touching thousands of years of history at ancient sites like the Sphinx, Al Azhar Mosque, the Citadel, Old Cairo, Jerusalem or the street called "Straight" in Damascus. Whether sitting with Bedouins for dinner, hearing the opinions of Israeli and Palestinian youth or bargaining in Cairo's Khan al Khalili souk, you realize that experiences like this embed life lessons in ways that mere book learning never can. Are you ready to give it a try?

The Middle East Studies Program (MESP) seeks to prepare students to live the Christian life in a world that is religiously and culturally pluralistic, whether that's in the Middle East, North America or other parts of the world. Students experience intense encounters with different worldviews while the MESP community offers a supportive environment.

Semester in Kenya, Trinity

The Semester in Kenya provides international academic instruction and internship experience for North American students. Kenya is an ideal location for a semester abroad as it is a stunningly beautiful country with a welcoming and vibrant culture, exotic animals, and a booming economy. Students can easily work in the country and engage with its people as it is one of the few African nations where English is the principal language.

Students are based at the Athi River campus of Daystar University, the largest liberal arts Christian university in Africa. Students live in one of the many dormitories located on Daystar’s 300 acre campus, which includes a large variety of modern academic and professional facilities and even a high ropes and rock climbing course.

Students receive 12 to 17 credits transferable to their home institution. Students have the opportunity to take a wide variety of courses. Daystar has major programs in arts and humanities, social sciences, communications, engineering, business and economics.

Uganda Studies Program, BestSemester

Long-Term Trips