The King's College

International Ventures

Want to see exciting new places and learn about different cultures with your fellow classmates and professors? The King’s College offers several international opportunities for students, all of which we call International Ventures.

International Ventures are strategic overseas trips that focus on engaging ideas, learning about institutions, and connecting with people of influence. When you take an International Ventures trip, you will have the opportunity to see how some of the principles you are studying in the classroom—such as free-market capitalism, religious liberty, the dignity of human life, and freedom of the press—are shaping the world today.

Oxford Study Centre

Oxford Study Centre is a study abroad program through Summit Ministries and Oxford’s Study Abroad Programme. Students spend a semester studying at Oxford, enveloped in the mood, rhythm and history of the Oxford campus. Students simultaneously participate in Summit’s worldview course, a four-week intensive where all topics are fair game, interspersed with weekly colloquia.

Israel

Through generous funding from the Museum of the Bible and Passages Israel, students at The King’s College have the opportunity to spend ten days in Israel with Dr. Dru Johnson and Dr. Anthony Bradley. Students will see both the ancient biblical sites and modern cosmopolitan centers of Israel and will gain firsthand familiarity with the geography behind the biblical story of Israel.

Europa

Europa is The King’s College’s faculty-led summer study abroad program in Europe. Each summer, a small cohort of King’s students (approximately ten) will join faculty for two to six week stays in the great cities of Europe.

Caribbean

The King’s College offer students the opportunity to partner with local church members to share the Gospel within Caribbean communities. Strict control of church activities and repression of religious freedom plagues the area. Although discrimination against Christians is technically illegal, many are harassed, and growing churches are often perceived as a threat to regime stability.

Indonesia

Through generous funding from Fieldstead and Company, students at The King’s College have the opportunity to spend two weeks in the late spring in Jombang, Indonesia, in East Java. This trip will give students an intimate look at the daily lives of moderate Muslims in the world’s largest Muslim country.

CCCU Best Semester Program

International semester-long study opportunities are available for academic credit through the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Best Semester in Australia, Latin America, Middle East, and Uganda. The King’s College is an Affiliate Member of the CCCU.

Visit Best Semester first to explore the options, deadlines, and requirements for each, then make an appointment with Curriculum and Advising Manager Elizabeth Rabein order to discuss your academic plans and degree audit. This appointment is required in order to receive permission from The King’s College to apply to any CCCU Best Semester program. 

King’s credit for academic work done in non-King’s study programs will not be granted if advance permission is not obtained. Institutional aid does not apply to semester off-campus programs, but students interested in participating in a program from Best Semester can apply for federal and state aid towards the cost of their trip. For more details on aid, please contact Anna Peters

Policies

Academic Credit Transfer Policy

Before applying to a program that has an optional or required academic credit, contact Elizabeth Rabe, Curriculum and Advising Manager, to see if your participation in the program can serve as a substitute for any classes at The King’s College. Approval for transfer of credit must be finalized before any trip or study-abroad opportunity.

Financial Aid Policy

Students may be eligible to receive federal financial aid for study abroad semesters, provided the program has been approved for credit by the Office of the Registrar. Students considering study abroad are encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Aid early in the process in order to determine available options. Study abroad programs hosted by The King’s College require students to meet deposit deadlines by the due date indicated in program materials. A student utilizing federal aid or a private education loan are not exempt from these deadlines. For more information please please contact Anna Peters.

Next Steps

After determining which International Ventures opportunity you are interested in, it is a good idea to talk to a student who has participated in that opportunity in the past. When you’re ready to move forward, follow the application procedures outlined for each particular trip above. Remember, if you are interested in receiving academic credit for a trip, you must contact Elizabeth Rabe, Curriculum and Advising Manager, to see if you are eligible for academic credit.