Houghton East Africa
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-Swahili, politics and religion. Students will see needs and evaluate them in the light of their Christian beliefs. Extended trips away from campus site include nearby game reserves and Wahehe and Maasai tribal villages.Learn more about Houghton East Africa
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.
East Meets West (Honors at Houghton)
Houghton College’s East Meets West, 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
Immerse yourself in one of the world’s great capitals with Houghton’s honors semester in London. Spend the spring semester of your first year abroad with experienced faculty and a group of thoughtful and motivated friends: reading great texts from Martin Luther to contemporary philosophy and social theory, studying art and architecture from Da Vinci to the latest conceptual art, and interacting with a city that draws from every corner of the globe.Learn more about Honors in London
Arctic Studies in Alaska
Study ecosystems, global climate change, land management of natural resources, wilderness recreation and Christian missions in Alaska. Wildlife includes brown bears, caribou, wolves, moose, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, seals, puffins, Dall sheep and mountain goats.Learn more about Arctic Studies
Highlander Wilderness Adventure
Looking for a way to jumpstart your Houghton College experience? The Highlander Wilderness Adventure program is intended to be a catalyst for the Highlander process – a process of growth, challenge, and discipleship which finds its beginning long before the program itself and is expected to continue for a lifetime.Learn more about Highlander Wilderness Adventure
MayTerm travel courses offer Houghton students a unique opportunity to enrich their education through onsite experiential learning. Whether traveling within the U.S. or Internationally, course content is integrated into the local setting. This intensive 2-4 week educational experience allows students and faculty to engage in ways that are not possible on campus including with a host culture or context.
Common Mayterm options: Adventure Sports (various locations), Art and Architecture in Europe, Aspects of Costa Rica, Development Research in Sierra Leone, Ecology of Alaska, Houghton in NYC: Art and Business, Ornithology (various locations).