OFF-CAMPUS STUDY PROGRAMS
Students interested in the following programs should inquire at the International Programs office in the Walker Student Center.
JBU Semester in Ireland
John Brown University operates a semester-long program in Belfast, Northern Ireland every fall semester. Students live in Belfast, take 15 hours of core curriculum course work with Irish professors, and travel throughout Ireland as they connect classroom and experiential learning.
German Studies Program
John Brown University operates a four-week summer program in Germany (GSP) and Austria whereby students can earn six hours of credit. The program is housed in a 300-year-old building situated along the banks of the Main River in Northern Bavaria. Courses in the German Studies program combine classroom work with trips to historical and cultural sites such as Salzburg, Munich, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, and the Austrian Alps. Course offerings vary from year to year. The GSP is offered upon sufficient faculty sponsorship.
India Studies Program
The India Studies program (ISP) offers a unique opportunity to encounter one of today's most fascinating and diverse cultures. This diversity, as well as the call to be an obedient witness for Christ throughout the world, provides a rich and engaging setting to equip students to be servant-leaders in a pluralistic world of beliefs, cultures, and needs. The ISP is structured to provide students with both immersion in a local community and broad exposure to a variety of peoples, places, and customs in India, including an extensive two-week travel portion of the program to provide students a close up look at India's diversity. Students will participate in two core courses designed to provide a broad overview of the historical, religious, geographical, and economic landscape of India. Rounding out the 16 hour semester experience, students will also have the opportunity to take courses in their major areas with Indian students and professors. At its heart, the India Studies Program strives to encourage and equip students to effectively relate to India and its people in an informed, constructive, and Christ-centered manner.
Irish Studies Program
JBU operates a six-week summer program in Ireland whereby students can earn nine hours of credit. The program is directed by a JBU faculty member who also teaches one course. Additional courses are taught by Irish faculty. Ireland itself - the location, the people, and the culture - is the focus of the program. Program facilities are located on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland, with the curriculum making use of field trips to numerous locations in Ireland. Course offerings (which offer credit from JBU's Core Curriculum) vary from year to year.
LCC International University (effective Spring 2013)
LCC International University (formerly Lithuania Christian Fund College) is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in the city of Klaipéda, Lithuania. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian, and American foundations, LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique, future-oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment within the context of a Christian academic community.
Study abroad students select 15 to 17 credit hours from courses in Business Administration, English Language and Literature, Psychology and Theology. Students share a room with three European roommates and receive a monthly stipend for food and entertainment. The LCC study abroad program also includes an orientation week, travel throughout Lithuania, weekend trip to Riga and Tallinn, and a one-week semester break trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow. For more information contact the JBU International Office.