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Other Study Abroad Programs

There are several study abroad options:

  • Italy Study Program
  • The Overseas Training Program (OTP)
  • Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies 
  • Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)

For information on the Abraham's Children trip to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Galilee, click here.

For information on the  Biblical Study and Travel trips to Israel, Jordan, Greece and Turkey, click here.

Italy Study

Cities like Rome, Assisi, and Florence have been the backdrop for many of the important events and people that have shaped our Christian Faith. They have been the canvas on which much of western Christian spirituality has been painted. By visiting these Italian cities the course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying significant moments and figures pertaining to our history and spirituality. Topics include the catacombs and martyrdom spirituality, early medieval Church images and edifices, mendicant spirituality as well as early Franciscan visual and literary history, and the Church’s role in the Florentine Renaissance. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the role that art and architecture have had in promoting the Christian faith.

The Italy course is every two years and is next scheduled for January 2015. To see the itinerary for 2015, click here.
 

Louvain Study

Students may spend one or two semesters studying in the English speaking section of the theological faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). Details are available from the Academic Dean.

Overseas Training Program

The Overseas Training Program (OTP) is a supervised missionary pastoral experience in a cross cultural setting. The program entails at least one year of direct ministry with supervision, which begins after the necessary language and cultural studies preparation. Religious communities with students in the Overseas Training program organize and administer the program for their students in consultation with the Intercultural Studies and Ministry department. Independent students plan their programs in consultation with the Intercultural Studies and Ministry department.

Tamale Institute of Cross Cultural Studies

Sponsored in cooperation with Tamale Institute of Cross Cultural Studies in northern Ghana, students can participate in a 9 week summer program or a 3 week immersion program in Ghana, West Africa. Scheduled from mid June to mid August annually, the summer program includes cultural orientation, intensive language study, village immersion, and debriefing. The immersion (late August to mid September), includes the four components in shorter duration. For information contact the Intercultural Studies and Ministry department (summer program) or the Chicago Center for Global Ministries (immersion program).