Off-Campus Studies Enhance Your Education
As a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), we can provide incredible study abroad opportunities through BestSemester. Study art, theology and global justice issues in Australia; immerse yourself in culture and communities of Uganda and Rwanda; or push your Business major studies to China. We’ve had students rock out at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, hone their reporting skills at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and develop their academic writing and research skills at the Scholars’ Semester at Oxford University.
Make the World Your Classroom
Watch your education come alive in the context of another country – the stories you’ll hear and the places you’ll see will change the way you see the world. Besides semester-long overseas study options, Trinity professors lead their own short-term study abroad trips in conjunction with classes. Whenever possible, Trinity wants to provide its students with the option to travel internationally and experience the broader world for course credit—and for roughly the same cost as studying at our Deerfield campus.
“Experiential forms of learning are important. They help our students come to see the world as Jesus might see it and to engage culture in a way that develops their character.” - Dr. Steven Pointer, Professor Emeritus in History
In the past, twenty-five students had the amazing opportunity to take “Egypt and the Bible” with renowned archaeologist and Trinity Professor Dr. James Hoffmeier and then travel during spring break to Egypt to see ancient pyramids, tombs, and sculptures. Over the summer, History Professor Dr. Brad Gundlach and Music Professor Dr. Don Hedges taught a “Trinity in Europe” Mayterm class, which included one intensive week of classes and four weeks of travel through Western Europe.
Ethan Carlson, BA ’12 / MA ’14
“Studying abroad was the focal point of my college career. It was in Europe where I connected my class work to my life, and where I started to understand what it means to be part of the worldwide church. True education occurs when the right type of experiences are integrated with the classroom. I am so thankful for the cross-cultural experiences TIU provided. It was more than an adventure (although traveling through 15 countries on trains, planes, bikes, and a BMW on the autobahn was pretty exciting…) and about more than being a tourist — it was a formative time where God revealed himself in the world, and gave me a glimpse of how I could be part of what he is doing.”