At Bethany College, the world can be your classroom.
Here, you have the opportunity to study in more than 50 countries through our affiliations with prestigious universities around the globe.
Studying abroad broadens and deepens your foreign experience by helping you understand more fully the citizens and culture of other countries. Best of all, we offer special scholarships to help you finance study abroad trips.
Some students at Bethany travel abroad frequently—and receive college credit for it. Students have the chance to meet with foreign ambassadors, learn firsthand about current world events, and tour culturally or historically significant places. Some students have managed to see as many as 12 countries in four years.
Where in the world will Bethany take you?
Study Abroad Programs
Qualified students may earn academic credit for formal study completed in foreign countries.
To be eligible for study abroad, a student should normally have junior standing. Approval by the faculty International Education Committee is also required. Several programs for study abroad are part of the Bethany curriculum and a student enrolled in one of them remains registered at Bethany.
ENGLAND- HARLAXTON COLLEGE PROGRAM
Qualified Bethany students may enroll for a semester as Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville. Students will take tutorials with both Harlaxton’s permanent faculty and with visiting professors from the United States. Student live, dine and study in Harlaxton Manor, a Victorian architectural masterpiece. The centerpiece of the semester is a six-credit course in development of British identity, supplemented by both Harlaxton-led field trips and trips on their own, facilitated by the four day per week schedule. Harlaxton is located 3 miles from Grantham, home of Sir Isaac Newton and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, less than two hours by train from London. For more information about this program and how you can apply please contact Dr. Harald Menz, Director of International Studies.
ENGLAND – OXFORD STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Qualified Bethany juniors and seniors enroll as affiliate students at an Oxford College. Students will take tutorials with Oxford staff, have library, dinning and social privileges at your affiliate college and enjoy other University privileges. Housing is in apartments for students in the heart of old Oxford. For more information about this program and how you can apply please contact Dr. Elizabeth Hull.
ENGLAND – REGENT’S COLLEGE (LONDON) PROGRAM
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are enrolled at Regent’s College in the heart of London, England, where you select your studies from a broad range of courses, including many which meet regular Bethany graduation requirements. Internships in the London area also may be available. Housing is in student residences. For more information about this program and how you can apply please contact Dr. Elizabeth Hull.
Qualified Bethany students may enroll for a semester or a full year in such courses as German language, literature, history, and civilization at the Padagogische Hochschule in Heidelberg, Germany. The first four weeks are spent in an intensive language course at a Goethe Institute. The Bethany representative and former Bethany exchange students from Heidelberg serve as counselors to Bethany students while they are at Heidelberg. For more information about this program and how you can apply, please contact Dr. Harald Menz.
PARIS SORBONNE PROGRAM
By special arrangement with the Sorbonne, qualified Bethany students may enroll for a semester or a full year in its Cours de Langue et de Civilisation Francaise. A Bethany representative in Paris serves as counselor to Bethany students during their stay at the Sorbonne. For more information and about how you can apply, please contact Dr. Joe Lovano.
By special arrangement with the Seigakuin University of Saitamaken, Japan, qualified students may enroll for a semester or full year for studies in a variety of subjects, or arrange for independent studies. Courses in Japanese language and culture are offered. A Bethany representative at Seigakuin University serves as counselor to Bethany students during their stay in Japan. For more information about this program and how you can apply please contact Dr. Fujiko Sawtarie.
SPAIN STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
By special arrangement with the University of Navarra in Pamplona, qualified Bethany students may enroll for a semester or full year. A Bethany representative at the University of Navarra serves as counselor to Bethany students during their stay in Pamplona. For more information about this program and how you can apply please contact Dr. Joe Lovano.
KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
By an agreement through the Appalachian College Association, qualified Bethany students may remain registered at Bethany while living and studying at over a dozen sites managed by Knowledge Exchange International (KEI). KEI programs include opportunities to take courses in the student’s major (in English), participate in internships and community service, as well as learn a language and explore world cultures. Options include short-term, semester and full year programs. KEI sites include:
- Kenya (Nairobi)
- Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)
- China (Beijing)
- India (Pune)
- Thailand (Bangkok)
- Eastern Europe
- Bulgaria (Varna)
- Russia (Moscow and Pushchino)
- Latin America
- Ecuador (Guayaquil)
- Western Europe
- England (London)
- France (Paris)
- Ireland (Dublin)
- Italy (Milan)
- Spain (Barcelona)
INTERAMERICAN CONSORTIUM EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Through the InterAmerican Consortium, qualified Bethany students may remain registered at Bethany while living and studying for a semester or full year at one of the following institutions:
- Universidad InterAmericana of Costa Rica (Heredia, Costa Rica)
- Universidad InterAmerican of Panama (Panama City, Panama)
- John Cabot University (Rome, Italy)
- Forman Christian College (Karachi, Pakistan)
- American University (Sofia, Bulgaria)
- American University (Paris, France)
For more information about these programs and how you can apply, please contact Dr. Harald Menz, Director of International Studies.
Bethany students have participated in additional programs for study abroad. Dr. Harald Menz, Director of International Studies, can provide interested students with information about such programs
TRAVEL AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
BENJAMIN CHANDLER SHAW TRAVEL AWARD
This award is granted to the junior man who has distinguished himself by leadership, character, conduct, and scholarship and whose proposal for foreign travel most significantly supplements his educational objectives.
The award is funded by the late Dr. Carl Lincoln Schweinfurth in recognition of the late Dr. Shaw, Bethany’s Geroge T. Oliver Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science. Dr. Shaw joined the Bethany faculty in 1935. He served as chair of the Department of History and Political Science from 1945 to 1966 and continued as a part-time faculty member until 1975.
For more information about this award, the conditions and requirements, and how you can apply, please contact Harald Menz, Director of International Studies.
BETTIE BLANK TRAVEL AWARD
Bettie Blank Travel Award is given to the student whose proposal for foreign travel best promises to augment study in English literature. The award was established by Thomas A. Hopper, Class of 1967, in honor of his mother, a member of the Class of 1944.
For more information about this award, the conditions and requirements, and how you can apply, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Hull.