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Study Away Trips and Courses

Every study abroad trip covers at least half your GE Focus Series requirement with the one unit ICS-300 Interdisciplinary course and/or gives credit towards graduation and units in a major/minor. Students must sign up for the appropriate ICS-300 class to receive half of the GE Focus Series credit. Use the suffix number below when you register for the trip (e.g., ICS300-01 for the Israel Study Abroad trip).

In addition the trips also have either a required or optional religion/theology course that fulfills the second-half of the Focus Series credit.  The religion or theology course can be taken during the spring or fall semester. Additional classes and/or internships may be connected with the trip for credit in various majors/minors. Talk to your advisor or the trip leader for more information and details.

Short Term/Summer Study Abroad

Israel

Trip leader: Brian Schultz

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS-300-01 Israel Study Abroad 1
and Historical and Geographic Settings of the Bible (transfer credit from Jerusalem University College) 4

Israel/Palestine

Trip leader: Bret Kincaid

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-07 Israel/Palestine Study Abroad 1
and REL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
or Religions of the World 3
optional PS-486 The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict 3

Colombia

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-06 Colombia Study Abroad 1
and REL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
or REL-460 Religions of the World 3
  History and Culture of Latin America (transfer credit from SEMILLA) 3

Europe

Trip leader: Various Faculty

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS-300-08 Europe Study Abroad 1
and REL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
or REL-460 Religions of the World 3

Guatemala

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-02 Guatemala Study Abroad 1
and REL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
or REL-460 Religions of the World 3

Independent Short Term Trips

Trip leader: Various Faculty

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-05 Independent Study Abroad 1
or REL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
and REL-460 Religions of the World 3

Turkey/Greece

Trip leader: Greg Camp

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-03 Agean Study Abroad 1
and BLIT-xxx Appropriate Biblical Literature Class 3
or REL-460 Religions of the World 3

Thailand

Trip leader: Brian Davis

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-11 Thailand Study Abroad 1
and REL-452Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
or REL-460 Religions of the World 3

Iceland

Trip leader: Karen Cianci

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-12 Iceland Study Abroad 1
and REL-452Christianity in the Non-Western World 3
or REL-460 Religions of the World 3

Semester Trips

Costa Rica

Trip leader: Ken Martens Friesen (with Students International)

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-10Costa Rica Study Abroad 1
  ICS320 Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica 3
and SOC-338 People and Cultures of Costa Rica 3

Vietnam

Trip leader: Ken Martens Friesen and Jim Bryan

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-04 Vietnam Study Abroad 1
  ICS-486 Religion and Culture of Southeast Asia 3
and HIS-408 History and Politics of Vietnam 3

India

Trip leader: Darren Duerksen

* Course Number/Name Units
  ICS300-09 India Study Abroad 1
and ICS350 Holistic Mission in India 3