Global Education North America
As you consider the many options to study off campus, we encourage you to think about what enhances your academic experience overall, and, when possible, your major area of study. Keep this in mind as you browse the programs and talk with your academic advisor(s). The Global Education staff can help you find a program that best fits your needs and interests.
Please be aware that students must first apply to the Office of Global Education for approval to participate in an affiliate program. Priority will be given to upper-division students and students whose major or minor requires global study. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to schedule an appointment to learn more about the process.
Westmont Downtown equips students for life through tailored mentoring and empathetic collaboration. The program roots the internship experience to a core seminar, Social Entrepreneurship and Community Action, that offers skills-based curriculum, co-curricular activities, and technological innovation. In addition to the internship (20 hours per week) and the core seminar, students can choose from a range of elective elective courses. (Open to all majors)
Westmont in Mexico
Westmont in Mexico, located in the beautiful, colonial city of Querétaro, provides an off-campus experience where students gain skills for effective cross-cultural living, explore 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. (Open to all majors)
Westmont in San Francisco
Westmont in San Francisco is a internship-based, semester-long program offered both fall and spring. Student hone their professional skills while living and working in a unique urban setting in the heart of the city and looking more deeply at the cultural, ethical, political, and business-oriented aspects of modern society. The program's core 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. (Open to all majors)
American Studies Program, Washington, D.C. (CCCU)
American Studies Program has served as an experiential learning laboratory for students committed to connecting their faith to public affairs since 1976. The program is part of BestSemester through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). 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. (Open to all majors)
American University, Washington Semester
Washington Semester is a program of American University 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. (Open to all majors)
Christian College Consortium Visitor
Become a Consortium Visitor and spend a semester at a sister institution here in the U.S. which include Asbury University, Bethel University, George Fox University, Gordon College, Greenville College, Houghton College, Malone University, Messiah College, Seattle Pacific University, Taylor University, Trinity International University, and Wheaton College. (Open to all majors)
LA Film Studies (CCCU)
The L.A. Film Studies Center provides a space for people who are passionately driven to create stories. Students are trained in the craft of expressing their authentic voice while walking out their faith journey. Students are ask to consider: What does it look like to make films that are as focused on method as message? How do you tell stories that ring true without robbing your audience of their right to come to their own conclusions? How can you truly be yourself and tell your story in the midst of Christian community? Visit the link to learn more about this unique program to study film making from a Christian perspective.
Oregon Extension, Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Extension is a FALL semester program only located in the mountains of the 100,000 acre Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and is sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University. Students study interdisciplinary themes in four units, based on the following guiding questions: What is Nature?, What is Community?, What is a Sustainable World?, and What Does it Mean to be Human? Special emphasis is given to individual professor-student interaction and attention to small group discussion and dialogue. Within each of these units, students choose one academic discipline from among the following: literature, psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, theology, biblical studies, history, education, or science. Stipends awarded for early application: $800 by Jan 31. (Open to all majors)