Bethany offers numerous opportunities to study abroad. If you find a program other than those listed below and would like to pursue studying abroad through that organization, stop by the Provost Office for guidance and assistance.
Founded in 1964, AIFS is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. AIFS has global offices in 15 countries and organizes cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. AIFS provides study abroad programs in 19 countries:
International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided quality, highly supportive study abroad programs around the world since 1987. ISA students will enroll in local universities and can take courses for all majors taught in English or the host country language. The ISA model includes everything but airfare in the program cost: tuition, housing, excursions, health insurance, 24/7 emergency assistance, full-time resident staff and more. Additionally, as an affiliate partner, Bethany College students receive an automatic discount and are eligible for additional scholarships through ISA. You can also participate in Service-Learning, professional Internships, and Mission Work while abroad. Options include short-term, semester, and academic year programs. ISA sites include:
The mission of Veritas Christian Study Abroad is to provide college-level study abroad programs at host universities while helping students develop as mission-minded Christian leaders as they learn to live and serve in another culture. On a Veritas program, you will receive on-site spiritual support from a Mission Mentor who will help make your time abroad a spiritually challenging and growing experience. Your Mission Mentor will also engage you in Christian community through a local church and other ministry opportunities. Service possibilities could include orphanage ministry, refugee ministry, teaching English, leading worship, homeless ministry, or campus ministry. Veritas sites include:
Bethany College signed an exchange agreement with Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden, in January 2011. The University offers 900 courses in the humanities and fine arts, social and economic sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology, health care and teacher training. Karlstad University has set its targets very high when it comes to internationalization. With that in mind, the University is offering an increasing number of courses, presently more than 100, and programs in English.
In addition to student and staff exchanges, there is also considerable international activity in the form of research and development work, symposia and conferences. The University also has a campus in Arvika, about 80 km from Karlstad, where the Ingesund School of Music with its 300 students is located.
Bethany College has a cooperative agreement with Harlaxton College in England, allowing Bethany students to study abroad for either the fall or spring semester. Harlaxton College, a self-contained extension campus of the University of Evansville, is a 100-room Victorian manor house near Grantham in the English Midlands, approximately 110 miles north of London.
Bethany College signed an exchange agreement in spring 2011 with Linnaeus University in Sweden. Linnaeus opened on January 1, 2010, as a merger of Kalmar University and Växjö University. It pursues teaching and research in Kalmar and Växjö related to natural sciences and humanities and social sciences, respectively. Programs are truly international with major opportunities for participation in both regional and worldwide networks.
Since 1995, SAI Programs (previously known as Study Abroad Italy) has been dedicated to providing students with an exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad in Italy, and now in London, Paris, and Barcelona. SAI Programs offers the opportunity to enroll in excellent schools available to English speaking students. There are no language requirements for SAI Programs; all courses are taught in English. Programs are designed to allow students the opportunity to know other countries on a deep level–their history, culture, geography, food, art and people.
SACI Studio Art Centers International is university program in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking fully accredited studio art, design, and liberal arts instruction. With its 35 years of experience, SACI offers five different study programs: Academic Year Abroad, Academic Semester Abroad, BGSU MFA Program, Post-Baccalaureate Program, and Summer Studies.