Other Off-Campus Study Opportunities
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
AIFS offers a wide range of semester, summer and J-term programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Along with studying abroad, students can intern or volunteer at most of the program locations. AIFS programs offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels. AIFS strives to make the process of planning for your term abroad as easy as possible. All of the programs include support from your initial application to your return home, Resident Directors on campus for any in-country needs, housing and a meal plan, AIFS-organized social/cultural activities and field trips and transfer of credit to your home university. AIFS also awards over $800,000 in scholarships and grants yearly.
Arcadia Global Studies Program (Consortium)
NNU is affiliated with Arcadia University's College of Global Studies, a consortium that works with universities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Latin America, New Zealand and Turkey. Arcadia offers international internship placements, service learning projects and quality study abroad programs for a semester or during the summer. As a consortium, Arcadia is able to provide significant flexibility to students who need major-specific courses that are difficult to find in other off-campus programs.
International Studies Abroad (ISA) (Consortium)
NNU is affiliated with International Studies Abroad, a consortium with connections to over seventy universities throughout Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. Internship, semester, and summer programs are available. In many cases, ISA has on-site staff available to provide immediate support to students. As a consortium, ISA is able to provide significant flexibility to students who need major-specific courses that are difficult to find in other off-campus programs.
Jerusalem University College (JUC)
Jerusalem University College is an evangelical, nondenominational institution located on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, Israel. It offers NNU students both graduate and undergraduate programs of study for periods of a year, a semester, or two or three-week courses during the summer. The programs of study seek to enhance the student's understanding of the Bible and the culture of the Middle East. Courses are offered in the history, archaeology, geography, languages, and religions of the Middle East, both ancient and modern. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college or university work with a 2.0 GPA or better. NNU has established an "associated school" relationship with JUC which allows students to transfer credit easily.
Students interested in this program should contact Dr. Brent Peterson, 208-467-8018.
Romanian Studies Program
Northwest Nazarene University offers students the opportunity to study one semester in Romania. The program is located in Sighisoara, one of the historic German cities in Transylvania. Students take 8-semester credits of Romanian Language and Culture and 8-semester credits of Cross-cultural Service Learning. Internships may be arranged in business, computers, religion, mission, youth ministry, and other fields. A maximum of 16-semester credits may be earned.
Arctic Studies in Alaska-Houghton College (ASA-HC)
NNU students have the opportunity to participate in the Arctic Studies in Alaska program offered through Houghton College. The program, based at the Glennallen campus of Alaska Bible College, incorporates a core of four integrated courses in biology, anthropology, missions, and recreation totaling 14 credits. Additional credits (up to a total of 18) from internships and independent studies are available in biology, recreation, intercultural studies, missions, and business. This hands-on experiential semester (beginning August 1 and ending November 15) incorporates both theory and practice with numerous field trips and experiences in the local and more distant communities. Cross-cultural interactions with Native American communities (eight surround Glennallen) and local Alaskan life are the key components of the semester.
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Au Sable Institute is a Christian institute whose mission is to bring healing to the biosphere and the whole of creation. It offers academic programs in a variety of natural settings throughout the United States and the world from its home campus in Michigan. Northwest Nazarene University is an "eligible university," which allows students to enroll in Au Sable courses and internships. A variety of courses in environmental study and stewardship, including Environmental Ethics and Ecotheology, are offered at most locations. Most students enroll in summer sessions at the Great Lakes campus in the Great Lakes Forest in Michigan, the Pacific Rim Campus on Puget Sound in Washington, or the East Campus on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. International experiences are available at the Africa Institute for Scientific Research and Development at Olooseos near Nairobi, Kenya or Bishop Heber College in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, and South Indian campuses. Course credit can be arranged through participating colleges or universities or by independent study at Northwest Nazarene University.