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Houghton Programs

City Semester

Houghton College’s City Semester in Buffalo, NY provides a curriculum that enriches and deepens liberal arts learning by studying important historical, literary, political and cultural texts through the lens of involved city life.  Around a core course focused on the city itself as a text, students will participate in a variety of internship opportunities and other relevant coursework, while living and learning communally in Buffalo.

Learn more about the City Semester program.

Go ED - A Partnership Transformational Initiatives

Go ED is a life-changing experience that will forever alter how you view the world and your place in it. Two options are available: A semester in East Africa or a semester in Thailand.  Both include area related courses and 4-week practicum of hands-on data collection and/or field experience with various NGOs.

 Houghton College has a special affiliation with this program. For more details, contact Houghton's Off-Campus Programs Office.

Learn more about the Go-ED program in Africa or Mekong.

East Meets West (Honors Program)

 Houghton College's East Meets West Honors Program combines an integrated curriculum with an international experience. East Meets West involves selected first-year students in an in-depth study of Western culture.

Students remain on the Houghton campus during the spring semester and travel to Eastern Europe for May Term. This course of study combines history, literature, Christianity, and politics with a focus on the relationship between the "East" (Eastern Europe), the "Middle East," and the "West." The student will take 12 hours on-campus (with the option to take another course), and three hours during Mayterm in Eastern Europe.

Learn more about East Meets West.

Houghton Down Under

Houghton Down Under returns with three locations in Australia and an additional country--New Zealand!

Learn about multiple cultures through integrated study of society, art, music, history, and literature.  Explore local solutions to locally-identified problems, and evaluate transferability of what you learn to your home culture.  Plus experience kangaroos, koalas, kiwis, and unforgettable people and places.  Don't miss out!

Learn more about Houghton Down Under.

Houghton In Tanzania

An intensive, 12-week semester offering the unique opportunity to experience life as most Africans themselves experience it, to be exposed to Africa on a broad front including history, anthropology, environment, languages, politics and religion. Students will see needs and evaluate them in the light of their Christian beliefs. Extended trips away from Iringa Houghton campus site (Tanzania) include nearby game reserves and Wahehe and Maasai tribal villages.

Learn more about Houghton in Tanzania.

Mayterm and Summer Opportunities

Recent Mayterm and summer trips have included the following. For information on current and future Mayterm and Summer trips contact the Off-Campus Programs Office.

Summer: International Business Institute.

 The Houghton Collee Business Department has a working relationship with this program that offers students a chance to ear 12 credits while being exposed to a global perspective on business.  For more info go to http://www.houghton.edu/business/opportunities-for-business-students/international-business-institute/ 

May 2014 Programs

  • Art and Architecture of Europre: London and Paris (Art Faculty)
  • Aspects of Costa Rica — Spanish (Professor Kinman)
  • London:  The Christmas Truce of 1914 — History (Profesor Airhart)
  • Ornithology: Houghton and Maine — Biology (Professor Knapp)
  • Scuba Diving in Honduras — Recreation (Kettelkamp)