Trinity is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), and that means we can provide incredible study abroad opportunities through BestSemester.
Study art, theology and global justice issues in Australia; immerse yourself in culture and communities of Uganda and Rwanda; or push your Business major studies to China. We’ve had students rock out at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, hone their reporting skills at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and develop their academic writing and research skills at the Scholars’ Semester at Oxford University.
Watch your education come alive in the context of another country – the stories you’ll listen to and the places you’ll see will change the way you view the world. In addition to semester-long overseas study options, Trinity professors lead their own short-term study abroad trips in conjunction with their classes. Whenever possible, Trinity wants to provide its students with the option to travel internationally and experience the broader world for course credit—and for roughly the same cost as studying at our Deerfield campus.
“Experiential forms of learning are important. They help our students come to see the world as Jesus might see it and to engage culture in a way that develops their character.”
—Dr. Steven Pointer, Professor Emeritus in History
Recently, twenty-five students had the amazing opportunity to take “Egypt and the Bible” with renowned archaeologist and Trinity professor Dr. James Hoffmeier, and then travel during spring break to Egypt to see ancient pyramids, tombs, and sculptures. Over the summer, history professor Dr. Brad Gundlach, and music professor and associate dean Dr. Don Hedges, taught a “Trinity in Europe” May term class, which included one intensive week of classes and four weeks of travel through Western Europe.
“Studying abroad was the focal point of my college career. It was in Europe where I connected my class work to my life, and where I started to understand what it means to be part of the worldwide church. I am so thankful for the cross-cultural experiences TIU provided. It was more than an adventure (although traveling through 15 countries on trains, planes, bikes, and a BMW on the autobahn was pretty exciting…) and about more than being a tourist — it was a formative time where God revealed himself in the world, and gave me a glimpse of how I could be part of what he is doing.”
—Ethan Carlson, BA ‘12/MA ‘14
Here’s a list of all the opportunities available at Trinity for student travel and study experiences: