OTHER OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS
Global Stewardship Study Program
Sponsored by the Christian Environmental Association and endorsed by the CCCU, the Global Stewardship Study Program (GSSP) gives students the opportunity to explore the critical issues of biblical stewardship in a unique living and learning setting in Belize. Students may earn as many as 16 hours of upper-division credit while investigating such diverse topics as the interconnected dimensions of natural ecology, human consumption, population, Christian discipleship, economics, language, and culture. Through the four months of study, discussion, and travel, GSSP participants gain experience for future service in international missions, education, relief and development, and environmental work.
Institute for Family Studies
The Institute for Family Studies, commissioned by Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, exists to provide a unique Christian educational community that nurtures passionate and persuasive leaders who are committed to Jesus Christ, equipping them to promote healthy families, vibrant churches, and a civil society. Participants can earn either 12 or 15 credit hours, depending on the semester attended. The teaching and research program, tailored to the student's interests and goals, addresses issues such as the indispensability of the two-parent unit, the importance of fatherhood, marital fidelity, parental authority, and faith in God.
Living and Learning in Quito
Living and Learning in Quito, Ecuador, is a 13-week semester study abroad program available to students who desire to continue their college education in an international setting. Living and Learning in Quito functions under the supervision of Youth World International. The program combines classroom learning and practical internships in a unique and challenging cross-cultural setting. Students will be enrolled in a Spanish language institute during their time in Quito. Interested students should consult the International Programs office.
National Collegiate Honors Council Semesters Program
Membership in the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) entitles JBU Honors Scholars to apply for off-campus semesters which offer 16 hours of honors credit. Consortia agreements with host institutions enable students to receive credit directly from JBU. The semesters combine field studies, research, internships, seminars, and planned living-learning environments that fully exploit resources of the locale of the study. Settings for NCHC Semesters have included Greece, New York, Washington, D.C., Grand Canyon, Appalachia, Texas-Mexico borderlands, coastal Maine, and the Czech Republic.
Semester in Spain (Seville)
The Semester in Seville, Spain, is an exciting way for students to be immersed in Spanish language and culture. All levels of Spanish fluency, from beginning to advanced, will benefit from the time spent with the host family and surrounding Sevillianos. Travel opportunities in Spain include Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, and Granada. Also within short flight distance are many historical cities in Europe and northern Africa. Students can earn a possible 16 semester hours of credit. The program is required for majors in Spanish.