Qualified students may earn academic credit for formal study completed in a country other than the United States. 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. A student enrolled in one of them remains registered at Bethany and may remain eligible for some forms of financial aid. Students and their advisors should consult with the Director of Financial Aid before registering for a study abroad program. Students considering study abroad should work closely with the Director of International Studies and the Director of Financial Aid to ensure a clear understanding of the costs and financial aid implications.
China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing (CUMTB) Program
Qualified Bethany students may enroll for a semester or a full year in such courses as Chinese language and civilization courses at the China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing (CUMTB). Other courses are available as English-language course offerings, specifically in the English Department, in Chemistry and in Mining Engineering. Student volunteers in the International Office will serve as advisors for the exchange students.
Qualified Bethany students may enroll for a semester or a full year in such courses as German language, literature, history, and civilization courses at the Pädagogische 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’s students while they are at Heidelberg.
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 Française. A Bethany representative in Paris serves as counselor to Bethany’s students during their stay at the Sorbonne.
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.
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’s students during their stay in Pamplona.
United Kingdom Programs
Bethany College makes three programs for study in the United Kingdom available to its students . Enrollment is limited . Restrictions on the use of financial aid resources may apply.
Harlaxton College Program
Qualified Bethany students may enroll in either the fall or spring semester at Harlaxton College, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. Students choose from the full range of curriculum offerings at Harlaxton College, including courses that traditionally meet general education requirements, as well as a British Studies course which features an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of English culture. Harlaxton College is owned and operated by the University of Evansville (Indiana).
Qualified Bethany students may enroll in either the fall or spring semester as affiliate students at an Oxford College through the Oxford Study Abroad Program. They take tutorials with Oxford faculty, have library, dining, and social privileges at their affiliate college, and enjoy other University privileges.
Regent’s College Program
Qualified Bethany students may enroll in either the fall or spring semester at Regent’s College, London. Regent’s offers a broad range of courses, including many which meet regular Bethany graduation requirements, as well as special courses designed to take advantage of its London/United Kingdom setting.
Webster International Network Schools
Bethany College’s partnership with Webster University allows for students to engage in full-term and short-term programs around the world. Webster University has international campuses in Austria, China, Ghana, Greece, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Thailand, as well as international exchange partners in Brussels, Belgium; Beijing, China; Trier, Germany; Japan; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Oviedo, Spain. In addition to these semester-long destinations, a variety of short- term travel courses are also available through this partnership. Information about these opportunities, and how to apply, can be found at www .webster .edu/study-abroad/index .html .
East Central Colleges Exchange Programs
As a result of Bethany College’s participation in the now defunct East Central Colleges, students may still benefit from a series of exchange agreements developed by the consortium of East Central Colleges and administered through Muskingum University, 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 Blas Pascal in Argentina;
- University of Lethbridge in Canada;
- Université du Québec (choose from one of six campuses) in Canada;
- University of Prince Edward Island in Canada;
- Lanzhou University in China;
- Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France;
- Deggendorf University in Germany;
- Universität Passau in Germany;
- Kansai Gaidai University in Japan;
- Yonsei University in South Korea;
- Universidad de Castilla de La Mancha in Spain .
Students interested in one of these programs should consult the Director of International Studies.
Bethany students have participated in additional programs for study abroad. The Director of International Education can provide interested students with information about such programs.