JBU Semester and Summer Opportunities!
Every year, over one hundred John Brown University students study abroad for a summer or semester. These students explore subjects from Irish literature to European art, sustainable ecology, and international business. Some participate in mission trips that meet the educational or medical needs of children. Wherever they go, JBU students reach outside of their comfort zones and return with valuable skills and experiences from across the world.
John Brown University offers study abroad programs and mission trips in over sixteen countries, including Ireland, Guatemala, China, and Lithuania. Many study abroad programs are offered through partner institutions such as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and Lithuania Christian College. Both JBU-directed and outside study abroad opportunities allow JBU students expand their horizons by living and learning around the world.
Studying internationally is one of the most valuable, life-changing experiences that you can have during your time at John Brown University. Students who experience a different culture develop self-confidence and are better prepared to thrive in today's global economy. More importantly, cross-cultural experiences challenge students to learn more about themselves and deepen their relationship with God as they see their lives in a global context.
If you’re considering studying abroad at JBU, read on for specific links and information for our summer and semester programs. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the International Programs department. We look forward to exploring the world with you!
John Brown University operates a semester-long program in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Each fall, fifteen JBU students travel throughout Ireland while studying Irish culture, politics, economy, art, literature, and the Christian faith. Students stay at JBU’s own Lakeside Manor, located just four miles from Belfast city-centre. Students earn fifteen hours of JBU credit toward their core curriculum and/or major requirements. (Fall term only)
Summer International Studies Programs
John Brown University operates several summer study programs that are taught and led by JBU professors. These programs consist of four to six weeks opportunities, and students earn between six and nine hours of college credit.
JBU Undergraduate Programs
- Art Summer Studies
- European Art Tour
- China Summer Program
- Germany Summer Program
- Ireland Summer Program
- Italy Summer Program
- Jordan Summer Program
JBU Graduate Programs
Please acquire application for teams from your Graduate Studies advisor.
- Brazil: Business Studies
- China: Business Studies
- Guatemala: Business Studies
- Guatemala: Counseling Practicum
Semester International Studies Programs
Alert deadlines: you must contact Melissa Stevenson firstname.lastname@example.org via email by October 1 for spring participation or February 1 for fall participation in an off-campus international education semester studies program. For non-JBU options, please begin the application process via their website. After acceptance, you will get an off-campus application from Mindi Stevenson to allow JBU to prepare for your departure and return.
CCCU Affiliated Study Abroad Programs
You will join students from other Christian colleges for an exciting term. For semester programs (not summer), financial aid may apply. Detailed information on each program can also be found at the CCCU's web site, BestSemester. Please check out the JBU course equivalencies for CCCU coursework.
- Los Angeles Film Studies Center
- Nashville Contemporary Music Center
- Washington American Studies Program
- Australia Studies Centre
- China Studies Program
- Costa Rica: Latin American Studies Program
- Middle East Studies Program
- Oxford Honors Program For JBU honors students only
- Uganda Studies Program
Other Off-Campus Programs
- Belize Creation Care
- Living and Learning in Quito, Ecuador
- LLC International University in Klaipéda, Lithuania
- Semester in Spain (Seville) For upper level Spanish majors only
NOTE: It's always best to check with your advisor and the designated campus contact for the program you are interested in BEFORE you apply. They can help you work out details like credit transfer and financial aid. Please feel free to email Mindi Stevenson email@example.com for any assistance in the process.
For more information about JBU's international studies programs, contact:
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University