Picture yourself biking along a country road in Ireland, seeing flashes of ocean around bends in the road. Your group stops to picnic and discuss Irish literature in the shade of a castle. Then imagine riding a camel through a dusty desert in Jordan, the hot sun beating at your brow, armed with notebook and camera as you begin to document the archeological remains of an ancient civilization. You could do all of this, and so much more, with John Brown University’s International Studies programs.
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.
John Brown University, therefore, encourages students to study abroad for at least part of one summer, if not an entire semester. JBU operates several of its own off-campus programs, and it sponsors in conjunction with other universities a number of Christian-based semester abroad programs. These programs enable you to earn university credit toward your JBU degree while experiencing another culture. Moreover, any JBU or JBU sponsored International Education Program that is four weeks or longer will fulfill your global core curriculum requirement at John Brown University.
To find out more about our study abroad opportunities, explore the left sidebar or scroll through the list below to see what programs JBU offers.
John Brown University operates a semester-long program in Northern Ireland. Each fall, fifteen JBU students travel throughout Ireland while studying Irish culture and literature. Students stay at JBU’s own Lakeside Manor, located just four miles outside of Belfast. Students earn fifteen hours of university credit toward their core curriculum and/or major requirements. (Fall term only)
Summer International Education 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, and students earn between six and nine hours of college credit.
JBU Undergraduate Programs
- Art Summer Studies
- European Art Tour
- China Studies Program
- German Studies Program
- Irish Family & Human Studies Program
- Irish Studies Program
- Italian Studies Program
- Jordan Studies Program
- Other Summer Studies
JBU Graduate Programs
Semester International Education Programs
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: www.bestsemester.com. Please check out the JBU course equivalencies for CCCU coursework.
- Nashville Contemporary Music Center
- Los Angeles Film Studies Center
- Washington American Studies Program
- Washington Journalism Center
- Australia Studies Centre
- China Studies Program
- Costa Rica: Latin American Studies Program
- Middle East Studies Program
- India Studies Program
- Oxford Summer Programme
- Oxford Honours Programme
- 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)
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.