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Westmont College England Semester Program (Fall only, every other year)

The England Semester program takes place during even years only. It is directed by English department faculty and combines travel to literary and cultural centers with residential study in the British Isles. Students study English literature in the land of its origin, witnessing firsthand the birthplaces of major writers and the settings of their works. They attend theatre performances in Edinburgh, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Dublin, and visit sites throughout the UK and Ireland including Oxford, Cambridge, the Lake District of the Romantic poets, and Hardy’s country in southern England. Upper division English and Theatre credit is offered. The last week of the semester is spent on sites related to the electives offered on the program. England Semester Homepage

Westmont College Europe Semester Program (Fall only)

The Europe Semester program takes place in fall semesters. This program offers a wide geographical scope as students and faculty travel and study together in multiple European countries. This program requires a minimum 2.3 GPA. Europe Semester Homepage

Westmont in Northern Europe 2014 (Fall only--tentative for Fall 2015 &, Fall 2016))

Living in three extended-stay locations of Berlin (Germany), Birmingham (England) and Rostrevor (Northern Ireland) you will experience learning like you've never known exploring issues of conflict and peacemaking through three courses: Studies in World Literature (4 units, Cheri Larsen Hoeckley), Philosophical Reflections on Conflict and Peacemaking in Modern Europe (4 units, Chris Hoeckley), and Encountering the Cultures of England, Ireland and Germany (2 units, team taught). Students will deepen their encounters with the places and cultures we visit with a course in German language (4 units) and a PE course in urban and rural fitness walking (1 unit). All participants are required to take these five courses. Together these courses will fulfill six General Education requirements: Thinking Globally; Reading Imaginative Literature; Philosophical Reflections on Reality, Knowledge and Value; Foreign Language; Communicating Cross-Culturally; Physical Education (one semester). Westmont in Northern Europe Homepage

Westmont in Mexico (Fall only)

Are you the kind of person who loves a challenge and an adventure? Does becoming more fluent in another language and building relationships with people of other cultures excite you? Would you like to explore Christianity in a new context and grow in ways you never thought possible? Well, Westmont in Mexico may be just for you! Westmont in Mexico (WIM) is a fall semester program led by Westmont faculty and located in the beautiful, colonial city of Querétaro. On this program, students gain skills for effective cross-cultural living, experience incarnational ministry, and improve their Spanish language abilities. WIM offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Mexican culture through home stays, coursework, and field trips within the context of a supportive Christian community. Another distinctive feature is its integrated pre-departure, in-country, and re-entry training.WIM is designed to be a part of the general education curriculum, and fulfills several GE requirements.Westmont in Mexico Homepage

Westmont in San Francisco Program

Students may attend the Urban Program in either the fall or spring semester. The program combines living and working in a unique urban setting, offering an opportunity for the study of cultural, ethnic, political, and business-oriented aspects of modern society. While enjoying the relative security and intimacy of a self-determined community, students reside in the heart of the city. The core of the program is a pre-professional internship that involves a minimum of 24 hours each week. Tutorials and independent study in a variety of areas are available in addition to the core curriculum. Participants must take the following courses: IS 190 Urban Practicum (8) and IS 195 Seminar in Urban Studies (4). Electives include: IS 194 Tutorial (1-4), ENG 104 Modern Grammar and Advanced Composition (4) - Spring only, and ENG 134 Ethnicity, Race, and the City in American Literature (4) - Fall only. This program requires a minimum 2.3 GPA. Westmont in SF Homepage

Inoculum (Westmont College Summer Program for 1st year and transfer students)

This 12-day backpack trip to the northeastern wilderness area of Yosemite National Park is a special extension of the orientation program. Readings, discussions, and papers focus the course content on the uniqueness of Westmont liberal arts education. It takes place before orientation and is for first-year and transfer students. Participants must take the following course: APP 90 The Inoculum: Wilderness/Orientation (2); this course will meet one of the four PEA requirements. Inoculum Homepage

African Ecology (South Africa): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

Fynbos Biome, South Africa

OTS students will travel through the stunning landscapes of South Africa, gaining exposure to its many diverse habitats. A large amount of time will be spent in Kruger National Park, (South Africa's largest park) where students will participate in research, field walks, and game drives. Kruger is home to an incredibly diverse population of birds, animals, and insects, making it an ecologist's paradise. Students will be housed at the Skukuza camp (has banks, shops, post office, swimming pool etc.), and will also spend time in a tented research village in Kruger. Everyone is required to take the following classes: South African Ecosystems and Diversity (4), Field Research Skills (4), Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa (4), History Through Culture of South Africa (4). Duke OTS Homepage

Other places traveled include the Fynbos (the world's smallest and most diverse floral kingdom), the Namaqualand (semi-desert with interesting succulent flora), Robben Island, De Hoop (a coastal reserve), and some of South Africa's cosmopolitan cities.

American Studies Program, Washington, D.C. (CCCU bestsemester.com)

Since 1976, the American Studies Program has served as an experiential learning laboratory for students committed to connecting their faith to public affairs. More than 2500 students have come to Washington and nearly 500 alumni currently work in the D.C. metro area in a variety of professional fields-private and public, for-profit and non-profit. Each students enrolls in the program's two practicum courses: Internship and Topics in Leadership & Vocation. Students have the option of enrolling in a one-credit Professional Mentorship course. In addition, students apply to either the Public Policy track or the Global Development track. The Public Policy track equips and supports students in their analysis of pressing public policy issue. Each student produces original research by engaging area experts and practitioners off-site and in the classroom as they investigate the local, national, and global factors that influence policy-making in Washington, D.C. The Global Development track focuses on partnership initiatives taken by leaders in commercial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations as they explore the impact they can achieve by collaborating to address issues of sustainable development worldwide. CCCU ASP Homepage

American University Washington Semester, Washington, D.C. (American University)

Washington Semester is a program of American University in Washington, DC, in which students live and study at the Tenley Campus. Students have the opportunity to serve in internships in thirteen different tracks including national politics, foreign policy, economic policy and justice, journalism, and a number of other fields. Participants come from over 200 affiliated colleges and universities in the U.S. and from 28 international institutions. A limited number of Westmont students will be nominated for consideration for the program each semester. This program requires a minimum 2.75 GPA. AU Washington Homepage

Australia Studies Centre, Brisbane, Australia (CCCU bestsemester.com) (Open to all majors)

As of January 1, 2014, the Australia Studies Centre will move from Sydney, where it has been located since 2004, to Brisbane, Australia and partner with Christian Heritage College (CHC). While this means a change in location, we believe that CHC has unique advantages for students studying in Australia especially in the range of classes it offers for ASC students. CHC offers majors in:

BUSINESS: Accounting, Marketing, Management, HR Management.

EDUCATION: Early, Primary, Middle and Secondary. CHC also offers content-area units in the areas of English, History, Drama, Business, Accounting and Biblical Studies.

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Counselling, Youth Work, Human Services, Chaplaincy, Community Development, Human Behaviour.

MINISTRIES: Ministry Foundation, Ministry Formation, Ministry Practice, Ministry Leadership, Social Justice.

Watch for additional updates. CCCU ASC Homepage

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England

This semester program coincides with the University’s Michaelmas or Hilary Terms. The CMRS program, which consists of both tutorials and seminars, is organized around Oxford’s academic and cultural life. The program is devised so that students receive training in either Medieval and Renaissance Studies or more general courses of study in the Liberal Arts. Student’s take a total of 16 units, including two tutorial courses, one seminar course, and an integral course. The integral course consists of lectures, Colloquium, and field trips, allowing students to obtain an overview of the Middle Ages or Renaissance and the early modern period. The program recommends a GPA of 3.5. CMRS Homepage

China Studies Program, Xiamen, China (CCCU bestsemester.com)

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China's ancient history and intrigue from an insider's perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in seminar courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic, populous, and extremely influential nation. Students choose between completing a broad Chinese Studies Concentration or a Business Concentration, which includes an internship at a Chinese-owned and operatedl business in China. Students also study standard Chinese language with a goal of attaining the ability to handle everyday transactions in Mandarin. The program begins the semester in Hong Kong and introduces students to the diversity of China, including the capital city of Beijing, legendary Shanghai,ancient Xi'an and beautiful seaside Xiamen. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China with an informed, Christ-centered perspective.CCCU CSP Homepage

Contemporary Music Center, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (CCCU bestsemester.com)

The Contemporary Music Center provides students with the opportunity to live and work in the refining context of community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith and business. The CMC offers three tracks: Artist, Executive and Technical. The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers and producers. The Executive Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications and related majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting and studio recording. Students within each of the tracks receive instruction, experience and a uniquely Christ-centered perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. Each track includes coursework, labs, directed study and a practicum CCCU CMC Homepage

Creation Care Studies Program, Belize

This semester-long program explores biblical Stewardship, first hand, as students study environmental issues in Belize. Designed for non-science majors, the program includes opportunities for study, reflection, research, and travel. During the program you will experience community in motion as you travel with a group of students for four months throughout the country of Belize. Rigorous classes will give you direct field experiences and confront you with current world issues. CCSP readily awaits adventure seeking, biblically minded students, who want to take on the challenge of learning how to care for God’s earth and all its creatures—both human and non-human. This program is open to students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. CCSP Belize Homepage

Creation Care Studies Program, New Zealand

This semester-long program explores biblical Stewardship, first hand, as students study environmental issues in New Zealand. Designed for non-science majors, the program includes opportunities for study, reflection, research, and travel. During the program you will experience community in motion as you travel with a group of students for four months to the South Pacific nation of New Zealand. Rigorous classes will give you direct field experiences and confront you with current world issues. CCSP readily awaits adventure seeking, biblically minded students, who want to take on the challenge of learning how to care for God’s earth and all its creatures—both human and non-human. This program is open to students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. CCSP New Zealand Homepage

Global Health (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

Students who go on this program will study scientific and social issues of tropical medicine, public health, and ethnobiology. Courses are taught by full-time physicians and scientists, with guest lecturers specializing in a variety of fields such as anthropology/sociology, tropical medicine, and biology. Students will also have the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua and Panama to study and compare the health systems and cultures of neighboring countries. COURSES: Tropical Medicine and Public Health (4), Ethnobiology (4), Culture and Language in Costa Rica (4), Research Practicum (4). Duke OTS Homepage

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Gordon in Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy (Gordon College)

The Gordon College semester in Italy exists to provide contemporary American students — whose lives are lived largely after or without “tradition” — with a vivid experience of tradition in art, spirituality, worship, and civic life. While living and studying in the convent of San Lodovico students will experience the slower and simpler rhythms of life in a way that provides time for serious conversation, an experience of traditional liturgies and civic celebrations, and a closer relationship to the land. Living in the midst of vineyards and olive groves and trading the automobile for the foot, young artists of Christian faith will be encouraged to to experiment with methods of learning different from the conventions of modern university education by taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, art history, history and theology. This program is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Gordon in Orvieto Homepage

Houghton: Go Ed Africa (Houghton College) (Open to all majors)

Students spend 16 weeks in Uganda and Rwanda to study the root causes of conflict and the efforts for peacebuilding and reconciliation in the region. Study in both Uganda and Rwanda helps students gain perspective about the complexities of the issues, regional and international responses, and efforts towards building lasting peace. Opportunities to interact with local residents, including victims, enhance understanding of the impact of conflict and the challenges of reconciliation. Although Uganda has had relative political stability since 1986, civil dislocation and ethnic tension continue to present the country with considerable challenges to community reconciliation. Students also examine the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a tragedy that resulted in the killing of nearly one million Tutsi and moderate Hutus in a time span of 100 days. In both Uganda and Rwanda, classroom discussions, readings, and lectures focus on contextual issues of development, culture and religion, issues of peacebuilding, and post colonial literature. Excursions to carefully selected sites, field-based practicum placements in relief and development, and homestays with local families complement studies. Houghton Off-Campus Homepage; GoEd Africa Homepage

Houghton: GoEd Mekong (Houghton College) (Open to all majors)

Students spend 16 weeks in the Greater Mekong Subregion in the highlands of northern Thailand to study the root causes of exclusion and exploitation of marginalized people groups. Study in the heart of continental Southeast Asia helps students gain perspective about the complexities of the issues, state and NGO responses, and efforts towards greater empowerment and justice in these communities. Opportunities to interact with local communities, particularly those of the hill tribes, enhance understanding of the relationship between exploitation and its root causes: poverty, discrimination, exclusion and violence. The traditional migratory people groups inhabiting the remote border areas between Northern Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (referred to as “the hill tribes”), represent a significant population of marginalized communities that suffer from discrimination, unsafe migration, trafficking, labor exploitation, denial of health care, sexual exploitation, and gender-based violence. All of these factors result in health, social, and economic consequences that are devastating for individuals and their communities. Freedom from abuse and exploitation depends on the promotion of human rights and the mitigation of violations. Houghton Off-Campus Homepage ; GoEd Mekong Homepage

Houghton in Tanzania, Iringa, Tanzania (Houghton College)(Spring Only)

Houghton-in-Tanzania is a program of Houghton College set in East Africa offering junior and senior students an opportunity to experience life as most Africans themselves experience it and to be exposed to Africa on a broad front including history, anthropology, environment, languages, politics, and religion. Extended trips away from the campus site include visits to nearby game reserves and Wahehe and Maasai tribal villages. Elective course options vary from year to year but the following three core courses are required: East African Culture (3), East African History (3), Wildlife Behavior (3/4). A minimum 2.75 GPA is required. Due to the program’s popularity, please apply a year in advance. Houghton in Tanzania Homepage

IAU College (France), Aix-en-Provence, France (Open to all majors)

IAU College offers a wide array of disciplines taught in both English and French at various levels of profiency; students can enroll in liberal arts courses at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Marchutz School of Fine Arts, the French Honors Program, and the Business Administration Program. Whether in the classroom or while living in homestays, students can expect first-hand interaction with French customs, traditional and culture. Some internships may be available. IAU Homepage

Irish Studies Program, County Wicklow, Ireland- (Taylor University)(Spring Only)

The Irish Studies Program through Taylor University offers students the chance to live in the quiet seaside town of Greystones in Ireland, 20 miles south of Dublin. Students expand their knowledge through classes focusing upon the history, culture, literature, and art of Ireland. Students earn 16-17 hours of credit in a variety of classes including Hill climbing, Contemporary Ireland, The War of Independence and the Irish Civil War, Irish Literature, and Participation in the Arts. Students are also encouraged to form relationships with locals and explore the Irish mainland. The location of the program offers students many outdoor activities as well with the harbor, beach, and cliffs nearby. This program requires a minimum 2.75 GPA. ISP Homepage

Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel

Located within walking distance of Jerusalem’s Old City, Jerusalem University College students will “study the Bible in the land of the Bible among the people of the Bible.” Students take courses in ancient biblical history, geography, and archaeology. Modern Hebrew and Arabic courses provide an immersive learning environment that enables students to engage in the local community. Local site visits include the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Mt. of Olives, not to mention the vividly contrasting Jewish, Armenian, Muslim and Christian quarters. Field trips to the Negev, the Dead Sea, Masada, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Bethlehem, Egypt, and Jordan offer students a grasp of the geographic landscape as they grapple with interpreting Scripture in light of the Middle East’s political, social and cultural mileu, both past and present. The progam seeks to imprint students with a sound biblical perspective for navigating Scripture and the cultural map of the modern Middle East. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.Please note: Title 4 Financial Aid (Stafford, Perkins, SEOG, Pell, TeachGrant, Plus Loans) does NOT "go with" a student to JUC. Supplementall financial aid to contribute towards the difference may be available through JUC. JUC Homepage

Latin American Studies Program, San Jose, Costa Rica (CCCU bestsemester.com)

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin American Studies Program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. Through living with local families, students become a part of the day-to-day lives of Latin Americans. Students also take part in a practicum/internship and travel to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of four concentrations: Latin American studies (offered both fall and spring terms); advanced language and literature (designed for Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring terms); international business (offered only in fall terms); and environmental science (offered only during spring terms). Depending on their concentration, students travel to nearby Central American nations including Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba and Panama. One year of college Spanish or the equivalent is recommended. CCCU LASP Homepage

LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

In a country where people, once isolated behind the Soviet Iron Curtain, are striving to repair and recreate society-a country bursting with the energy of independence, freedom and possibility-Study Abroad Lithuania gives you the chance to forge new relationships, explore different ways of doing things, and experience a shift of perspective while earning college credit, traveling, and gaining that elusive thing people call “life experience.” While studying at LCC International University you will meet people who have survived the struggle for freedom and live life differently as a result. Study Abroad Lithuania is about preparing you for a future that’s bigger than your town, bigger than your country. Both in class and out, you get real-life, real-time training that will equip you to take an active role in a diverse global community. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA can apply. LCC Homepage

Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Los Angeles, CA (CCCU bestsemester.com)

Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center trains students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with professional skill and Christian integrity. Each semester, students live, learn and work in L. A. The curriculum consists of two required seminars: Hollywood Production Workshop and Theology in Hollywood, focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very influential industry. In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience. The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective. CCCU LAFSC Homepage

Middle East Studies Program, Cairo, Egypt (CCCU bestsemester.com)

Now based in Jerusalem, this program offers students a unique opportunity to explore and interact with the complex and strategically important world of the modern Middle East. Students explore diverse religious, social, cultural and political traditions of the Middle Eastern peoples through interdisciplinary seminars. They also study the Arabic language and may work as volunteers with various organizations in the area. Through travel in the region (typically Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey), students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism of the local culture. At a time of tension and change in the Middle EAst, MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim, Eastern Christian and Jewish worlds in an informed, constructive and Christ-centered manner. CCCU MESP Homepage

Oregon Extension, Ashland, Oregon (Messiah College) (Fall Only)

Oregon Extension is located in the southern reaches of the Cascade Mountains. Students study, in sequence, four interdisciplinary themes: Contemporary Issues, Social Thought, Human Stories, and Living Faith. Special emphasis is given to individual professor-student interaction and attention to small group discussion and dialogue. Within each of these units, students can choose one academic discipline from among the following in which to receive 3-4 semester hours of credit: literature, psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, theology, biblical studies, history, education, or science. Students earn an additional two hours of credit in Rhetoric and Composition. A GPA of 3.0 is recommended, but not required. Oregon Extension Homepage

The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, Oxford, England (CCCU bestsemester.com)

The Scholars' Semester in Oxford is designed for students who want to study intensively and to a high standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills and explore the disciplines and interests of their choice. As Visiting Students of Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students study in the oldest university in the English speaking world. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar, and the British landscape course. Students group their work in a concentration so that all elements of their programme work together. SSO is designed for students interested in art history, classics, English language and literature, history, modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian), musicology, philosophy, and theology, though all majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-achieving students and must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the programme. CCCU SSO Homepage

Spring Semester in Thailand (Spring Only)

Spend next Spring experiencing Thai culture firsthand! Gain an insider’s perspective by living with a local family in Chiang Mai, taking classes at Chiang Mai University, and doing a study-service internship in Thai society. Courses focus on Thai culture, art, and language. For 16 hours a week, students participate in an internship at a church, government, medical, or educational agencies, discussing their unique experiences at a weekly seminar. For the three weeks of the program, students journey to the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern Thailand, where they live in Karen and Lahu tribal villages. By interacting with village leaders and families, students examine the growing effects of globalization and the dominant Thai culture on these indigenous communities. This program is perfect for students who wish to explore a different country as a member of its society, not simply as a tourist.Students will normally take the following courses-- (16 - 18 Semester Credits) from Chiang Mai University:
SOC 350--Thai Culture and Society - 4 semester hours;Thai 125--Intensive Introduction to Thai Language - 4 semester hours; Thai 128--Intensive Introduction to Written Thai Language – 2 semester hours;
Art 438 – Principles of Lanna and Thai Fine Arts -- 4 semester hours; Internship 399: Study/Service Internship -- 4 semester hours (Internship to be arranged with Church, Government, or Educational Agency--Students will be in their internships 12 hours per week and have a two-hour seminar on Fridays.) Westmont students can satisfy 6 GE requirements. SST Homepage

Tropical Biology (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

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The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) has three field sites (La Selva, Las Cruces, and Palo Verde) in Costa Rica where students can immerse themselves in the country's rich biodiversity. Each site is located in a unique habitat, and specializes in a different kind of ecology research. Students will take four courses during the semester: Fundamentals of Tropical Biology (4), Environmental Science and Policy of the Tropics (4), Field Reseach in Tropical Biology (4), and Spanish Language and Latin American Culture (4). Duke OTS Homepage

Uganda Studies Program, Kampala, Uganda (CCCU bestsemester.com)

The Uganda Studies Program provides students with both immersion in a local community and broad exposure to a variety of people and places in Uganda and Rwanda. Students in the Uganda Studies Emphasis (USE) live on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU), an international affiliate member of the CCCU, sharing their lives with university students from Uganda and other parts of AFrica. Students in the intercultural Ministry & Missions Emphasis (IMME) live with host families within walking distance of the university. All USP students take classes from UCU professors and share meals with UCU students. These relationships give students a first hand perspective as they explore issues such as poverty, cultural expressions of Christianity and missions, and as they seek to reconcile the realities of East Africa with their Christian faith. Students also spend time in Rwanda and rural Uganda. In addition to the core experiential course, students will choose from an approved selection of courses from the UCU curriculum to earn up to 16 hours of credit. CCCU USP Homepage

Washington Journalism Center, Washington, D.C. (CCCU bestsemester.com)

The Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. While in Washington students take classes focusing on their personal writing skills and on the history and future of the media. These classes--Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington; and Washington, News and Public Discourse--combined with an internship at a top news publication help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students also participate in service learning opportunities as part of the WJC experience. CCCU WJC Homepage

Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Located just 20 minutes from Lexington, the state’s second-largest city, Asbury College is an independent, nondenominational, decidedly Christian liberal arts institution, amid the rolling hills of the Bluegrass. Founded in 1890, the fully accredited College is in its second century of providing students with a Christ-centered education. The College’s 1271 undergraduate students come from more than 40 states and 10 nations. Because the College is primarily a residential campus, this diversity offers unique opportunities to learn beyond the classroom - in the residence halls, at Bible studies, in chapel services, on the intercollegiate athletic field and in campus clubs or organizations. Asbury Homepage

Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Bethel University is a four-year, liberal arts institution committed to a distinctly evangelical Christian philosophy of education. The integration of faith and learning is encouraged in curricular and co-curricular ways. Biblical perspectives are applicable and enriching to the entire range of academic inquiry. The college model for student development rests upon Christian assumptions regarding the nature of the self, interpersonal relationships, values, and life purposes. Bethel Homepage

George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

George Fox University is a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top-tier master’s-level university in the West. It offers: bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 majors. The university was founded in Newberg in 1891 by Quaker pioneers. Now, more than 2,700 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, at its Portland, Salem, and Boise centers, and at other teaching sites in Oregon. George Fox Homepage

Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Gordon College is a four-year liberal arts institution which provides a well-rounded education in an environment where both mind and spirit can soar. The College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to a lifestyle of service, and prepared for leadership roles worldwide. Gordon embraces a process of education that links the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of life and is serious about its commitments. Professors are expected to live in a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and model His life principles before their students. Gordon Homepage

Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Located in a town of 6,500 people just 45 miles east of St. Louis, Greenville College is a four-year, co-educational Christian liberal arts college. Housing includes five major residence halls and 12 upper division houses. A new 12-unit apartment complex houses 60 upper division students. Fifteen major buildings are located on 50 acres. The College was founded in 1892, by the Free Methodist Church and still maintains a close affiliation with the denomination. Their mission is to transform students for lives of character and service through a Christ-centered education in the liberating arts and sciences. Greenville Homepage

Houghton College, Houghton, New York (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Founded by The Wesleyan Church in 1883, Houghton College is a college community of evangelical believers from over 40 denominations, living and learning together. The College provides an academically challenging Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world. Regular chapel programs feature a variety of Christian speakers plus music and praise gatherings. There are numerous spiritual growth opportunities, including outreach teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, World Missions Fellowship, and Youth for Christ. Houghton Homepage

Malone College, Canton, Ohio (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Malone College is located an hour south of Cleveland in a quiet, residential area. The purpose of Malone is to provide students with an educational experience based on biblical faith. This experience will prepare them to make informed moral and ethical choices, equip them to cope with a pluralistic society and enable them to serve the church, community and world. Malone Homepage

Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Bright, promising students from across the country come to Messiah College to combine a solid liberal arts foundation with practical career preparation. And with more than 50 majors and pre-professional programs, Messiah opens expansive academic and career options. Messiah Homepage

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Established in the Pacific Northwest more than a century ago by Free Methodist pioneers, SPU is a comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Our location offers the benefits of an intimate campus community and a thriving metropolis. It’s a unique combination that works. Just minutes from downtown Seattle, the leading urban center in the Pacific Northwest, SPU is committed to engaging and serving in the modern city, cultivating a global consciousness, supporting the church and addressing the crisis of meaning in our culture. SPU Homepage

Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Founded in 1846 as Fort Wayne Female College, Taylor University has integrated faith, living and learning while establishing itself as one of the preeminent Christian, interdenominational, liberal arts universities in the Midwest. Taylor University Upland, the primary campus, is located in Grant County, Indiana, midway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. The intentional community is very evident on this primarily residential campus with most students between the ages of 18 and 22 and highly involved in a variety of university-related activities and majors in over 60 fields of study. Taylor Homepage

Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Trinity International University, the educational ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America, is a family of four “schools” or academic institutions all under the umbrella of the university. Trinity College, the liberal arts college under this umbrella, has its main campus in Deerfield and offers a wide range of majors, including nontraditional options at both locations. Trinity Homepage

Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Founded in 1860 by visionary Jonathan Blanchard, Wheaton College exists today as a stronghold of Christian higher learning. Through the trials and triumphs of its 136 years, seven presidents have helped the College remain true to its motto, “For Christ and His Kingdom.” Wheaton College serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide. Wheaton Homepage