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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 the 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 (BCA)

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
  • University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England
  • University of San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
  • University of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico
  • College year in Athens, Greece
  • Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • University of Roehampton, London, England
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai, India
  • Maynooth University, Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Otago, Dunnedin, New Zealand
  • University of Castille, Valladolid, Spain
  • University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

BCA Summer Options

  • International Culture Institute, Vienna, Austria
  • University of Roehampton, London, England
  • Maynooth University, Dublin, Ireland
  • Dolomit, Trentino, Italy
  • Dar Loughat Cross-Cultural Language Center, Tetovan, Morocco
  • University of Castille, Valladolid, Spain

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)
  • BIO303 Biological and Cultural Richness of Mexico
  • 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.

International Partnership for Service Learning

The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL) was founded in 1982 as an organization providing programs around the world to students, colleges and universities that link academic study and volunteer service to the community.

"Today, IPSL, a registered Social Benefit Corporation (B-Corp), offers fully accredited graduate programs and credit-bearing, undergraduate service-learning programs in nations across the globe—programs in which over 4,000 students from more than 400 universities or colleges in the U.S. and 25 other nations have participated." - https://www.ipsl.org/us

An official transcript with course titles, letter grades, and number of credits and in some instances the number of credit hours is issued by the host institution upon successful completion of the program. (NOTE - for some IPSL programs a transcript will be issued by IPSL’s Official School of Record, an accredited U.S.-based institution. Please contact IPSL for details.) https://www.ipsl.org/us

Currently IPSL offers programs in:

  • Cambodia
  • Columbia
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Peru
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam