Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study Opportunities

NNU is affiliated with a number of other institutions and consortia that provide opportunities for students to study off-campus in locations around the world.

For more information regarding off-campus study opportunities, contact the Global Connections Office (; (208) 467-8400;

NOTE:  All international study abroad opportunities are subject to the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories, the NNU Global Connections Commission, and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

When students participate in an NNU-approved study abroad program, the grades awarded at the attending school will not be included within a final NNU GPA.

CCCU Programs

NNU is affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). It is an association of 150 members in North America and 65 affiliate institutions in 20 countries and offers the following semester and summer programs to students of its member institutions. The programs offer a unique opportunity for students to make the world their classroom. These interdisciplinary learning opportunities are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Students studying in CCCU programs that are officially recognized by NNU may be eligible to remain enrolled as NNU students while studying off-campus. Information about these programs is also available at

CCCU International Programs:

Oxford Summer Programme (OSP)
We welcome you to the “city of dreaming spires” and a summer at Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO). As a student in Oxford, you’ll discover what so many people across the world have found to be the most academically exhilarating experience of their life. Live in the heart of Oxford as an affiliate student of Wycliffe Hall and challenge your mind and heart.

Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)
Live and study in the beautiful and renowned city of Oxford. A semester at Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) utilizes expert tutors, offers endless scholarly resources, grants access to the Bodleian library, and more. We invite you to walk the same paths and study in the same places as some of the greatest scholars in history. Applicants must have at minimum a 3.7 GPA to be considered for the programme.

CCCU U.S. Program:

American Studies Program (ASP)
The American Studies Program (ASP) utilizes Washington, D.C. as its primary classroom. ASP brings together students from around the globe, spanning a vast array of majors, lived experiences, and perspectives to deepen their intellectual curiosity, identity consciousness, and intercultural competence. Students put belief into action through practicing faithful presence, suspending judgment, and engaging in mindful and civil dialogue with those who think, believe, look, and vote differently from them.

Nazarene Sister University Programs

International Sister University Programs:
Africa Nazarene University (ANU)
Africa Nazarene University is located in Nairobi, Kenya. The university offers undergraduate majors in religion, computer science, and business administration. In addition to courses related to these majors, ANU offers a wide range of general education courses. NNU students desiring to study at ANU for one semester should gain approval from the student's advisor and the NNU registrar for the courses to be taken at ANU to assure the credits earned will meet one or more of NNU's graduation requirements.

Korea Nazarene University (KNU)
Korea Nazarene University is a four-year university located in Cheonan City about 50 miles south of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The distinctiveness of the University is providing a Christian educational environment while preparing students to take leadership in the 21st century global community. NNU students may choose to attend the normal curricular offerings of the university, which are focused around two undergraduate divisions and four departments. The Division of Computer Science has two majors: Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. The Division of Theology has three majors: Theology, Christian Education, and Missions. The four departments are English, Rehabilitation, Education of Children, and Music. The Music Department has two majors, Piano and Voice.

Quetzal Education Research Center (QERC)
In partnership with Southern Nazarene University, the Quetzal Education Research Center, located in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica, educates students in field biology and research, while promoting biodiversity, sustainability, and social responsibility. QERC works with students and researchers from around the world to educate and conduct research focused on the tropical cloud forest and its floral and faunal community. QERC integrates local farmers with research scientists, educators, and students from around the world in the effort to merge good conservation practice and economic viability in the local community.
Students interested in this program may contact Dr. John Cossel, or 208-467-8893.

U.S. Sister University Programs:
Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) Quincy, Massachusetts
Mid-America Nazarene University (MNU) Olathe, Kansas
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Nazarene Bible College (NBC) Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) Kansas City, Missouri
Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) Bourbonnais, Illinois
Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) San Diego, California
Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Bethany, Oklahoma
Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) Nashville, Tennessee

Friendship Schools

These institutions in Asia offer study abroad opportunities for students.

Dongseo University (DSU)
Dongseo University is located in Busan, South Korea. Dongseo is a Christian university with particular strengths in graphic design and film. It offers many of its courses in the English language. American students attending Dongseo have the opportunity to work as English tutors.

Kazakh-American Free University (KAFU)
The Kazak-American Free University is in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. NNU students have the opportunity to study undergraduate courses in business for one semester at the university. Instruction is given in English.

Northwest University 
Northwest University, located in Xi'an Shaanxi, China, is the oldest institution of higher learning in Northwest China, and one of the leading comprehensive universities in China. The university offers courses in Chinese language and culture. Many of its core courses are offered in English. There are also opportunities for students to work as English tutors.

Other Off-Campus Study Opportunities

International Programs:

Ambrose University

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ambrose University prepares men and women for wise, joyful and redemptive engagement in the church, society, and the created order through excellent Christian post-secondary education. Ambrose University offers students the opportunity to study arts, sciences, and theology alongside professional disciplines such as education, business, and Christian ministry.

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
AIFS offers a wide range of semester and summer 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 the student's term abroad as easy as possible. All of the programs include support from initial application to 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 the student's home university.

International Studies Abroad (ISA) (Consortium)
NNU is affiliated with International Studies Abroad, a consortium with connections throughout Africa, Europe and Latin America. 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. 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. Richard Thompson (208)467-8764.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
NNU is affiliated with the Education Abroad Network, a consortium with connections to universities throughout the Asia Pacific region. Internships, semester, and summer programs are available. As a consortium TEAN is able to provide significant flexibility to students who need major-specific courses that are difficult to find in other programs.

U.S. Programs:

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Au Sable Institute is a Christian institute whose mission is to serve, protect, and restore God’s earth. Offering field-based summer courses in the environmental sciences over three or five weeks of study in Northern Michigan, Pacific Rim, or Costa Rica and an additional three online courses. Through hands-on learning in the outdoors, engaging professors who integrate faith into their instruction, and a supportive community of friends, the program inspires and educates students to serve, protect, and restore God’s earth.