The International Studies Program is built on the supposition that every full-time student should be presented with the opportunity to have an international education experience. This is in keeping with our mission statement of "preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society". Please see the list below of International Studies Programs and refer to the guidelines.
Many programs are available for studying abroad. An * denotes a cooperative agreement or affiliation.
- Abroadco *
- American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) *
- Arcadia University (Center for Education Abroad)
- AustraLearn *
- Azusa Oxford Semester (AOS), Azusa Pacific University *
- Bestsemester.com (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities--CCCU) *
- Consortium for Global Education (CGE)*
- Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) *
- DBS Study Abroad (Dublin, Ireland) *
- Harlaxton College (Grantham, England. British Campus of University of Evansville) *
- Netherlandic Studies Program in Contemporary Europe (N-SPICE), Dordt College *
- Fulbright Programs
- Global Learning Semesters (GLS) *
- Goldsmiths, University of London *
- Hong Kong Baptist University *
- Oxford Study Abroad Programme, England *
- Semester In Spain (Trinity Christian College) *
- Universidad de Salamanca, Spain *
- University of Glasgow, Scotland
- University of Leicester, England *
- University of Manchester, England
- University of Newcastle, Australia *
- University of St. Andrews, Scotland *
- University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) *
The Fulbright Program makes grants to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries. These grants are made for a variety of educational activities, primarily university teaching, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Grants for foreign nationals are available through the bi-national commission/foundation or U.S. embassy in the country of citizenship. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program also provides opportunities for U.S. host institutions to sponsor visiting lecturers. For more information on these programs see their website.
SBU/CGE’s Global Connections Study Abroad Program in Ecuador
Spend an entire semester in full-time academic study in Ecuador at the University of San Francisco, Quito. The cost of this program is dependent on your individual school's policies. At SBU and for students from Non-CGE schools, this cost is close to a SBU's normal tuition, housing, meal plan and fees. Please contact Dr. Tompkins to find out more. Flights and some other expenses are paid by the student. Participation requires a SBU GPA of 2.75 or greater and to be in good financial and academic standing with the university. Other requirements apply, please see the SBU International Studies guidelines.
SBU/USFQ Partnership Program in Ecuador
The semester program with the University of San Francisco, Quito, Ecaudor, allows the student to spend an entire semester in full-time academic study. Students selected to participate pay their normal tuition on campus and pay for program fees and housing in Ecuador. Additionally, flights are paid by the student. Participation requires a SBU GPA of 2.75 or greater and to be in good financial and academic standing with the university. Other requirements apply, please see the SBU International Studies guidlines. Please contact Dr. Tompkins to find out more.
Director of External Studies
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 328-1689
Fax: (417) 328-2091