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Off Campus Opportunities

Off-Campus and Study Abroad Opportunities

AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies

Malone participates in the Environmental Studies extension program available through AuSable Institute in three different locations:

  1. AS-Great Lakes in the Great Lakes Forest, Michigan;
  2. AS-Pacific Rim on Puget Sound, Washington; and
  3. AS-India in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Courses are offered primarily during the summer. There is also a May-term course, Tropical Agriculture and Missions, located in Costa Rica. Interested students should contact the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences. Complete course descriptions for available courses can be found in the AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies Official Bulletin. Additional information is available at www.ausable.org. Enrollment in any of the AuSable courses is by permission of the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences.

Bliss Institute Internship

The Bliss Institute Internship offered by the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences in partnership with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, is designed to enhance and further educational opportunities available to eligible students. Such internships afford Malone students the opportunity to experience practical politics first hand. The objective of this program is to provide a flexible and responsive learning environment where students are able to interact with political career professionals and apply classroom theory and technique to actual workplace settings. Information about the program is available in the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Office.

Consortium Visitor Program

The Christian College Consortium Visitor Program is designed to give the student an opportunity to take advantage of course offerings and varied experiences on other Christian college and university campuses for an academic semester while maintaining regular standing at Malone. Information is available from the Office of Global and Off-Campus Programs.

International Study Opportunities

Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya

Malone University juniors and seniors have the opportunity to join African students who are pursuing B.A. and M.A. degrees at Daystar University, the largest Christian liberal arts university in Africa. Students immerse themselves in African culture while receiving instruction in English from African nationals. Programs of study include communications, business administration and management, accounting, English, marketing, education, community development, Bible, and Christian ministries. Academic studies, co-curricular activities, travel, and worship experiences provide exposure to the stark contrasts in the lives of Kenyans, and the opportunity to develop a personal philosophy concerning self-needs and the needs of others. Information about this program is available from the Office of Global and Off-Campus Programs.

Opportunities to Student Teach Overseas

An overseas student teaching experience isn’t a dream but a reality! Malone is a member institution of the Christian College Teacher Education Coordinating Council (CCTECC) program which enables candidates from member colleges to do their student teaching at overseas schools. Candidates, approved by the Teacher Education Committee, are placed by this body of Interaction International. Candidates MUST plan early and meet with the Coordinator of Student Teaching well in advance of their clinical semester. (Applications are due to CCTECC a full year before the student teaching experience.) Placements are made for half of the traditional clinical/student teaching semester with the other portion completed in Ohio. Additional fees are required to cover placement and an orientation to teaching abroad. More information is available at www.interactionintl.org/cctecc.asp.

Off-Campus Semester Programs Sponsored by the CCCU

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) offers the following programs to students of its member institutions. These diverse off-campus study programs are available to juniors and seniors with a minimum gpa of 2.75. For further information regarding academic requirements, financial arrangements, and schedule planning, contact the Office of Global and Off-Campus Programs. Also visit www.bestsemester.com.

American Studies Program (ASP)

ASP uses Washington, D.C. as a stimulating educational laboratory where collegians gain hands-on experience with an internship in their chosen field. Internships are tailored to fit the student’s talents and aspirations and are available in a wide range of fields. They also explore pressing national and international issues in public policy seminars which are issue oriented, interdisciplinary and led by ASP faculty and Washington professionals. ASP bridges classroom and marketplace, combining biblical reflection, policy analysis, and real world experience. Students are exposed to on-the-job learning while earning 16 semester hours of credit.

American Studies Internships (8)
American Studies Seminars (8)

Australia Studies Centre (ASC)

The Australia Studies Centre is designed to provide undergraduates of all majors and career interests with opportunities to participate in Sydney’s art culture. It also educates students in indigenous affairs and Australia’s role as a global economic power. From art and ministry to drama and dance, students attending ASC have every opportunity to pursue their passions and interests with other Christians from around North America and the world even as they compare and contrast the Australia of myths and movies with the realities of everyday life. Students participate in service projects and live in home stays with local Christian families to help them  encounter the Australia that tourists never see. Throughout this process, ASC students engage Australia’s indigenous people and learn about the challenges that exist for those who are not part of “white Australia.”

The View from Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics, Economics & Cultural Values (3)
Indigenous History, Culture & Identity (3)
The Creative Christian (2)
Arts and Culture (2)
Christian Leadership and Ethics (2)
Electives in Dance, Drama, Drawing/Graphic Design, Music, Theology/Ministry

China Studies Program (CSP)

The China Studies Program enables students to engage this ancient and intriguing country from the inside. While living in and experiencing Chinese civilization firsthand, students participate in seminar courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic, and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. In addition to the study of standard Chinese language, students are given opportunities such as assisting Chinese students learning English or working in orphanages, allowing for one-on-one interactions. Students choose between completing a broad Chinese Studies Concentration or a Business Concentration that includes a three-week, full-time internship. The program introduces students to the diversity of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Xiamen. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables students to deal with this increasingly important part of the world in an informed, Christ-centered way. Students earn 16-17 semester hours of credit.

Chinese History (3)
Intercultural Communication (3)
Contemporary Society: Public Policy & Economic Development (3)
Chinese I (2-3)
International Business in China (3)
Business Internship (3)
Chinese II (3)
Eastern Philosophy and Religions (3)
Chinese Painting (1)
Tai Chi (1)

Contemporary Music Center (CMC)

The Contemporary Music Center provides students the opportunity to live and work in community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith and business. Both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, the CMC offers three tracks: the Artist Track, the Business Track, and the Technical Track. The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers, producers, and recording engineers. The Business Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications and other majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters, and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting and studio recording. All students (regardless of track) receive instruction, experience and a uniquely Christian perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. All tracks include course work, labs, directed study, and a practicum. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.

Faith, Music, and Culture (3)
Inside the Music Industry (3)
Artist Track: Essentials of Songwriting (3)
Artist Track: Studio Recording (3)
Artist Track: Performance (3)
Business Track: Strategic Management (3)
Business Track: Music Business Survey (3)
Business Track: Advanced Media Marketing (3)

Technical Track: Advanced Studio Recording (3)
Technical Track: Concert Production (3)
Technical Track: Audio Engineering (3)

Practicum (1)

India Studies Program (ISP)

The newest of the Best Semester programs, the India Studies Program gives students the opportunity to experience “Unity in Diversity,” the hallmark of the nation of India. There are 28 states and 7 union territories, 22 officially recognized languages and numerous dialects, about 9 religions and nearly 2000 ethnic groups across India. ISP is structured to provide students with both immersion in a local community and broad exposure to a variety of peoples, places, and customs in India including an extensive two-week travel portion of the program to provide students a close-up look at India’s diversity. The program is located at the Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences, which is in the city of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu near the southern tip of India. Students will have opportunities to explore a variety of issues - poverty, social justice, rapid social change, religious pluralism - through the eyes and experience of Indian Christians. Students will also have the opportunity to take courses in their major areas with Indian students and professors. ISP students live near the Bishop Appasamy campus in a housing unit for international students that provides reasonable comfort and privacy, safety and security, as well as easy access to laundry and cooking facilities. ISP students enroll in two core courses and three electives for a total of 16 semester hours of credit.

Required core courses:
Contemporary India: Culture, Society, and Challenges (4)
India’s Religious Landscape (3)

Elective Courses:(select three)
Indian Society and Social Work Intervention (3)
Indian Literature (3)
Indian Design: Traditional Costumes and Textiles (3)
Indian Arts and Paintings (3)
Culinary Dimensions of Culture: Indian Cuisine, Traditions, and Festivals (3)
Current Perspective of Business in India (3)
Field Experience and Internship (3)

Latin American Studies Program (LASP)

Students have the opportunity to live and learn in Latin America through the Latin American Studies Program, based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology, and religion of the region. Living with Costa Rican families, students experience and become part of the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans. Students also take part in service opportunities and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of four concentrations: Latin American Studies (offered both fall and spring terms); Advanced Language and Literature (designed for Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring terms); International Business: Management and Marketing (offered only in fall terms); and Environmental Science (offered only during spring terms). Students in all concentrations earn 16-18 semester credits.

Spanish Language Study (6)
Latin American History, Contemporary Issues, and Perspectives (3)
Travel Practicum (1-3)
Latin American Studies Concentration (6)

Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFS)

Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center is designed to train students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with both professional skill and Christian integrity. Each semester, students live, learn, and work in L.A. The curriculum consists of two required seminars focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very influential industry. In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience. The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit, 6 from the internship and 10 from seminar study.

Hollywood Production Workshop (3)
Theology in Hollywood (4)
Elective (3)
Internship: Inside Hollywood (6)

Middle East Studies Program (MESP)

This program, based in Jerusalem, Israel, allows students to explore and interact with the complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East. The interdisciplinary seminars give students the opportunity to explore the diverse religious, social, cultural, and political traditions of Middle Eastern peoples. Students also study the Arabic language and work as volunteers with various organizations. Through possible travel to Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey, students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism of the region. At a time of tension and change in the Middle East, MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim world in an informed, constructive, and Christ-centered manner. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.

People and Cultures of the Middle East (4)
Islamic Thought and Practice (4)
Conflict and Change in the Middle East (4)
Introduction to Arabic Language (4)

The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)

The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford allows honors and other highly qualified students to do intensive scholarship in this historic seat of learning as members of Wycliffe Hall and Visiting Students of Oxford University. Participants work with academic tutors to hone skills, delve into the areas of interest, and broaden thinking by living and learning in this major crossroads of the academic world. Concentrations are available in Classics, English & Literature, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History. Students earn 17 hours of credit.

Primary Tutorial (6)
Secondary Tutorial (3)
Integrative Seminar (4)
The Shaping of the British Landscape (4)

Uganda Studies Program (USP)

The Uganda Studies Program offers students a personal encounter with this African success story which has become an economic and public health model in its region. Uganda Christian University (UCU), serves as the base of study for students in the USP, bringing them together with the UCU Honours College. Courses taught by local faculty in the English tutorial tradition will immerse students in a uniquely African education. Students will be afforded many insights into African life because of the guidance of faculty who live in and love Uganda and East Africa. Home stays, travel, service learning, and daily interaction with Honours College students form the backbone of the USP experience. In addition to the core experiential course, students will choose from an approved selection of courses from the UCU Honours College.

Faith and Action in the Ugandan Context (4)
East African History from 1800 to Independence (3)
East African Politics since Independence (3)
African Traditional Religions, Islam, and Christianity in Contemporary Uganda (3)
African Literature (3)
Electives (6)

Washington Journalism Center (WJC)

The Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in Washington, DC, created for students interested in the field of journalism. While in Washington students will take classes focusing on the history and future of the media and how it relates to the public as well as to their personal writing skills. These classes combined with an internship at a top news publication will help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students will also participate in service-learning opportunities as well as live with families in home stays as part of the WJC experience.

Foundations for Media Involvement (4)
Reporting in Washington (3)
Washington, News & Public Discourse (3)
Internship (6)

Off-Campus Semester Programs Sponsored by the BCA

BCA (Brethren College Abroad) offers the following programs to junior and senior students. Grade point average requirement varies with each program from 2.7 to 3.0. For information regarding requirements, costs, and schedules, visit www.bcaabroad.org. Also contact the Office of Global and Off-Campus Programs. Classes in the BCA program are taken in a local university with a wide variety of options. Following are general explanations of the available programs.

Sydney, Australia

The Australia semester is great for business, humanities, psychology, and science majors. Students live with Aussies and other international students in a housing complex becoming part of a campus community. Studies include learning about language, culture, and the struggles of Australia’s indigenous people, the Aborigines. There are opportunities to explore Sydney’s cultural and natural wonders. Internships are available.

Brussels, Belgium

Students live with host families in Belgium’s capital city, home to the European Union headquarters. This presents numerous opportunities for cultural immersion with and international influence. Courses in communications, social sciences, history, international affairs, and business management are available. Internships are available providing international work experience.

Dalian, China

The Dalian semester is in an area of China not saturated with Americans or American programs. It is a great location for learning Chinese language, political science, history, Asian studies and business.

Quito, Ecuador

The semester in Ecuador gives students a great opportunity for learning about life in a developing nation. Living with Ecuadorian families along with a variety of volunteer/service placements allows for great cultural interaction. Travel opportunities include the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Jungle.

Cheltenham, England

BCA England is at the University of Gloucestershire which provides an opportunity to study a wide variety of majors alongside English students. Opportunities exist for a mix of cultural, social, and academic activities during the semester.

Strasbourg, France

The semester in France is great for French language, political science, history, liberal arts, international business, international relations, and global studies majors. Students are introduced to the European learning style at an old and distinguished center of learning. Strasbourg is home to the European Parliament, European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe giving students opportunities for experiencing international culture.

Brikama, The Gambia

Hosted by the University of The Gambia, this semester is ideal for engineering, physics, African studies, development studies, and education majors. Students experience life in a developing country, learning about the language, culture, and struggles of Africa’s smallest nation while gaining valuable skills and applying knowledge to help local villages.

Marburg, Germany

The semester begins with one to three months of learning German followed by other studies. The semester in Germany is great for German, humanities, political science, theology, psychology, English cultural studies, and peace and conflict studies. The location is excellent for exploring the rest of Europe.

Athens, Greece

The semester in Athens is great for a wide variety of majors and computer science. The first three weeks include a comprehensive orientation program that acquaints students with Athens and includes excursions to other parts of the country. The time at City University is in a world-class educational community in a beautiful campus setting.

Chennai, India

This semester allows students to experience the flavors, people, and traditions of India while studying at Madras Christian College where they may choose courses from a number of majors including social work, political science, and history. Included are opportunities to travel to amazing sites such as the Taj Mahal and Agra.

Pondicherry, India - Marine Science Program

BCA Pondicherry offers a broad range of topics in coastal zone management and marine sciences and covers current issues in the field. Students experience the varied cultures of India across several locations—from the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean to travelling the lengths of the southern coasts of India.

Mangalore, India - Social Work Program

Gain an in-depth view of India’s culture through service at a variety of Mangalore community organizations. Work for children’s rights, women’s rights, farmers, organic food producers, and others as part of the work at BCA’s Mangalore social work program located at the Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work. The experiences allow social work students to see the culture and community of this region of India. Visits to local points of interest highlight the rich history that makes this country what it is today.

Derry, Ireland (Northern)

Great for peace and conflict studies, Irish studies, engineering history, political science, theater and design majors. Derry offers a unique opportunity to explore a concrete peace process. Full-time, on-site resident director, Dr. James Skelly, is a Senior Fellow at the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, Coordinator for Peace and Justice Programming for BCA, and also a Visiting Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Ulster’s Magee College in Derry.

Sapporo, Japan

The Japanese semester is great for Japanese language, philosophy, and religious studies majors. Students live with Japanese host families, which provides opportunities to improve proficiency in Japanese, learn about Japanese culture and create a network of friends. The Hokusei Gakuen University has worked with BCA since 1988 to provide the best cultural immersion experience for students interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture.

Dunedin, New Zealand

Students attend the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious university. They may opt to live in university housing, the Toroa International House, or with host families.
Courses include a wide variety of subjects such as social sciences, business, education, humanities, and natural sciences. Learn about the language, culture and struggles of New Zealand’s indigenous people at the Te Temu School of Maori and Pacific Island Studies.

Barcelona, Spain

This location is great for political science, history, art history, international relations, business, marketing, and psychology majors. The University of Barcelona offers a wide range of courses from 100 departments. Students experience the culture first-hand by living with local families. A five-day orientation includes touring the city, university campus, and facilities as well as individual and group advising sessions. Participation in a three-week, intensive Spanish language and culture course that includes a multi-day art and history trip to the region of Castilla-Leon (fall) or to Andalucia (spring) provides excellent preparation for this semester/year abroad program.

Additional Off-Campus Study Programs

Romanian Studies Program (RSP)

The Romanian Studies Program is a semester abroad opportunity in Sighisoara, Romania, a town rich in medieval history in the heart of Transylvania. Through living with host families and working alongside local Romanians, students are immersed in a culturally diverse society transitioning from a communist system to a European Union democracy. While taking academic courses, students also participate in hands-on service learning, missions and internship experiences reaching out to people in need, through the ministries of Veritas and local churches. Students’ service experiences are specialized according to the students’ interests and programs of study, including opportunities to work with at-risk children, youth, families, people with disabilities, and older adults. Study opportunities are available each fall, spring, and summer semester. For more information visit www.veritas.ro and contact Celia King, Director of Service-Learning or Elizabeth Patterson, Assistant Professor of Social Work. Students can earn up to 18 hours of credit.

Romanian Language and Culture (3-8 )
Cross-Cultural Service learning (3)
Introduction to Romanian Literature (3)
History of Central Europe (3)
Social Work Practicum (12)
Social Work Field Seminar (2)
Other Internship experiences as approved by department

Semester in Rome – Geneva College

Rome, the “Eternal City,” is seen as a place of foundations for Christianity, history, the arts, philosophy and literature. It is an excellent location for studying the humanities. A semester in Rome gives students the opportunity to explore some of the world’s finest museums, art galleries, churches and historical sites. This is supported by field trips to the Borghese Gallery, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the Ostia Antica, the Capitoline Museum, Santa Maria Maggiore and many other churches throughout Rome. There will also be trips to operas and concerts as well as excursions to Pompeii, Florence, Venice and more. Students live in a villa located in a neighborhood that includes embassies and churches and is a short walk from what was once Benito Mussolini’s villa, now a park. Inside the walls, the villa is surrounded by palm trees and well-maintained gardens. Visit the program web site at www.geneva.edu/rome.

Humanities Core (HUM 300) (9) 
Italian Language and Culture (3)
Book discussion (text will vary) (1)
Professor’s specialty (3)

Semester in Spain - with Trinity Christian College

Located in Sevilla, Spain, the focus of the program is Spanish immersion. Classes are held at Acento de Trinity, located in the heart of Seville. Faculty members are all native Spaniards and hold advanced degrees in their subject areas. The program includes excursions to Córdoba, La Mancha, Toledo, Ronda, the small pueblos outside Seville, Roman ruins at Italica, guided tours of Seville and more. Trinity is committed to helping maximize learning in Spain through a full spectrum of social, educational, and spiritual enrichment opportunities. Not only do students take courses in Spain, they also participate and exercise leadership in numerous student activities such as Encuentro (a weekly Bible study), praise team, community service, sporting events, arts and crafts, bingo nights at the senior center, tapas dinners, flamenco dance classes, and more. The staff also plans events that foster fellowship. For more information visit semesterinspain.org.


Information about the following programs is available from the Office of Global and Off-Campus Programs.



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