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Kryss Chupp ’81

International Study

Below are just a few of the more common options for international study. If you’re interested in international study, contact Merle Schlabaugh, study abroad advisor, for more information.


The language department at Bethel sponsors a program of student exchange with the Bergische Universität in Wuppertal, Germany. Each year, one or two Bethel students exchange for students from Wuppertal who spend a year on the Bethel campus. Consult with the head of the language department for details.

Brethren Colleges Abroad

This program offers undergraduates a year of study at any of the following institutions:

  • University of Marburg, Germany
  • University of Strasbourg, France
  • University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Dalian University of Foreign Languages Institute, People’s Republic of China
  • Hokusei Gakuen University, Japan
  • University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England
  • University of San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
  • University of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico
  • City University, Athens, Greece
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
  • Magee College, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • Irish Center for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
  • University of Bologna, Forli, Italy

Travel courses

Study-abroad courses are offered during interterm, spring break or summer break. Those scheduled on a regular basis include:

  • ART435 Selected Topics in Art History (Italy)
  • BIO495 Biology Field Trip (Costa Rica)
  • BRL305 Jerusalem Seminar (Israel/Palestine)
  • HIS462 History of East Central Europe
  • LAN315 German Language and Culture in a German Environment
  • MUS381 European Choir Tour
  • SWK364 Social Work and Social Development (Mexico)

Students should consult each year’s schedule for a complete listing.