Statement regarding 2020-2021 academic year.
Due to COVID-19, these programs will not be available during the 20-21 academic year.
American Studies Program
Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring Semester
Location: Washington, D.C.
Overview: The American Studies Program (ASP) integrates faith, learning about government policy, and living through internships, classes/seminars on contemporary issues and policy, think tanks, and cultural institutions. Teachers include ASP faculty, Washington policy experts, federal agency executives, and White House officials. Through concentrated biblical reflection and rigorous educational experiences the Program challenges students to view the lordship of Christ in a fresh perspective.
Middle East Studies Program
Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Overview: The Middle East Studies Program seeks to prepare students to live the Christian life in a world that is religiously and culturally pluralistic. The 13-week adventure includes studying Arabic language, and exploring Middle Eastern culture, history, economics, political conflicts, and religions. Weekly hands-on work projects and travel to Israel and Palestine. It is a strong program for international studies, history and political science majors.
Oxford Summer Programme
Dates: Approximately 3rd week of June to 3rd week of July
Location: Oxford, England
Overview: The Oxford Summer Programme (OSP) allows students, as affiliate members of Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, to do intensive scholarship in the oldest university in the English speaking world. Students hone their research and writing skills and delve into the areas that interest them most while exploring the relationship between Christianity and the development of the British Isles.
Seminars and tutorials are given on specialized topics under expert Oxford academics in the areas of English language and literature, history, including the history of art and history of science, philosophy, theology and the study of religion. The programme is structured for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, graduate and seminary students, non-traditional students, teachers, and those enrolled in continuing education programs. Participants earn 6 credits for their work during the five week programme.
Oxford Scholar’s Semester
Dates: offered each Fall (mid Septemeber – Mid December) and Spring (Mid January – mid April)
Location: Oxford, England
Overview: As a student in the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO), you are an official member of Wycliffe Hall and a Registered Visiting Student of the University of Oxford (a privilege for very few visiting students). This is your access point to a 900-year history, world-recognized academic excellence and 119 libraries, with their 11 million books and outstanding electronic resources.
SSO is designed specifically for students seeking an academically robust program. In tutorials, students meet one-on-one with acclaimed Oxford scholars (often including widely-published authors, historians, former international ambassadors, and other celebrated scholars) to go head-to-head on subjects within the disciplines of history, literature, languages, philosophy, musicology, art, science, and more. SSO is an intensive study experience. While all majors may apply, it requires a 3.7 GPA at minimum.