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Study Abroad Options

Where in the World…

What better way to train for global leadership than to live and learn in another country?

As a student studying abroad, you will meet new people, serve God and travel across the globe—all while earning college credits.

Spend a semester or a year overseas, and learn more about yourself, your world and your future.

You can live and learn in variety of countries. Each organization is carefully selected, allowing you to extend your Clarks Summit University experience across the world.

Learn more about:

South Africa

In the school’s first intercultural study opportunity, developed exclusively by and for Clarks Summit University, professor Darryl Meekins guides students in and around his home city of Cape Town, South Africa.

Apply Now

Current Clarks Summit University students are welcome to apply for the upcoming South Africa intercultural trip.
Questions should be directed to the Academic Office.

Not a CSU student yet? Apply now!

Expand Your World

When you enroll in this short-term experience, you’ll engage in another culture, broaden your worldview and gain practical experience to prepare you for your future career. Essentially, you’ll learn to become a more effective global citizen for Christ.

“Our ability to understand people who are different than we are is an essential part of being a global Christian today,” according to program leader Darryl Meekins. “Regardless of your major and regardless of your interests, there is a part in God’s mission for you, and that mission is increasingly global.”

Continue Your Studies

You’ll earn Clarks Summit University credits while in South Africa. This means you can fit the intercultural experience within your current academic sequence. You’ll complete the Christ-centered, academically sound courses you’ve come to expect from Clarks Summit University, both in person and online. Your South African program can be geared toward your future career goals through different hands-on experiences.

Meet Your Professor

Clarks Summit University Faculty Member Dr. Darryl Meekins was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. He served in pastoral and educational roles in churches and universities in South Africa and taught as an on-campus professor at Clarks Summit University for two years. He currently teaches online for Clarks Summit University, leads the South African intercultural experience and serves organizations through Praxis Community.com.

A Glimpse at Your Experience

As a student in any one of Clarks Summit University’s 40 undergraduate programs, you can be immersed in this hands-on learning experience, which may include:

  • Taking a class at a South African university (for Clarks Summit University credit).
  • Interacting with South African families.
  • Experiencing multiple facets of South African culture in the Cape Town vicinity.
  • Worshiping at a local church that is the successful result of a church-planting effort.
  • Visiting Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned), Slave Lodge and the Apartheid Museum.
  • Serving in a rural village outside Mossel Bay.
  • Studying South African history, geography and culture.
Get More Information

Call 570.586.2400 or email the Academic Office.

Germany

Gain experience with European culture and history while interacting with Christian students, faculty and staff. Travel and learn through the Ambex program, and earn 15 fully accredited and transferable credits toward your degree.

Greece

Athens-based Greek Bible College offers an excellent biblical education, practical ministry experience and character formation against the backdrop of many historical locations.

Israel

The Israel Bible Extension program, offered through The Master’s College, provides a quality higher education in the land of the Bible.

Peru

The Arriba! program is an internship opportunity based in Peru. Lasting 11 months, Arriba! gives students the chance to work alongside veteran church planters and other ministry professionals in the field.

Study Abroad South Africa

Suzanna

Freshman year,
Greek Bible Institute

It was an incredible experience. I wanted to study the Bible for at least one year and get out of my comfort zone, which God certainly did for me. How many people get to say that they visited Corinth as part of their classwork? It was such a privilege to be able to study the Bible in a place where some of it happened.”

                                                                                                       

Classroom and Hands-on Learning

Students in all majors and fields of study benefit from the vision and perspective gained from a different culture. As a full-time student, you will earn mostly general education credits, including courses in Bible, history, fine arts and literature.

You will be exposed to cultures in need of Christ. Part of your experience will include opportunities to work with ministry professionals in service and outreach. You may assist in a variety of areas including:

  • Missions
  • Evangelism
  • Street ministry
  • Preaching
  • Community development

Quick Facts about CSU’s Study Abroad Program

  • Space is limited. Plan early.
  • Most programs are very affordable.
  • State and federal student financial aid options are still available.
  • It is best to study abroad early in your college career, as most courses are general education credits.
  • Field trips allow you to explore other areas.
  • Learn about the historical, spiritual and archeological significance of your country.

Learn more…

For more information, contact Admissions at admissions@ClarksSummitU.edu or call 570.585.9605.

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