• Studying religion and psychology in London
  • Business as mission in India
  • Studying social work in Liberia
  • Studying traditional Chinese medicine in rural China
  • Visiting the Taj Mahal in India
  • Studying the history and architecture of Italy
  • Learning to surf in Mexico
  • Doing medical missions in Mexico
  • Making new friends in Haiti

Take a jet to class

Why walk to class when you could take a jet? Connect with people from other cultures through Calvin's off-campus programs and other global opportunities.

Calvin will encourage you to stretch yourself, to connect with people who think in different ways and even live in different cultures. Whether you're paddling through the mangroves off the coast of Thailand, serving at a medical mission in Mexico or delving into the politics of West Africa, you'll learn to step outside your comfort zone and consider how you can build bridges to other people and cultures.

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Off-Campus Programs
Semester programs, interim trips, parent resources

Calvin around the world
A Google map with Calvin study abroad locations and other projects around the world.

Quick Facts

    40+

    faculty-led study abroad options

    #5

    Calvin's ranking in the nation for students who study abroad during college (among baccalaureate institutions).

    7

    Modern languages taught at Calvin

Study abroad semester programs

Calvin offers 12 regular, faculty-led semester abroad options. Learn more about each program.

Britain

Offered every fall semester. Topic of study changes each year. Learn more.

China

Offered every fall semester. Open to students from every major. Learn more.

France

Offered every 2-3 years. French language students only. Learn more.

Ghana

Offered every fall semester. Open to students in any major. Topic of study changes each year. Experiential (internship) opportunity included. Learn more.

Honduras: Justice Studies

Offered every fall semester. Opent to students from any major. Spanish language skills are helpful, but not required. Learn more.

Honduras: Spanish Studies

Offered every January interim andspring semester. Intensive Spanish language study. Learn more.

Hungary

Offered every fall semester. Open to students from every major. Learn more.

New Mexico

Offered in the fall. Open to first- and second-year students only. Learn more.

Peru

Offered every fall semester. Intensive language and cultural studies. Learn more.

Spain

Basic and advanced language study available.Learn more.

Washington, D.C.

Internship-based course offered regularly. Learn more.

Study abroad interim trips

Interim trips: Spend three weeks in one of more than 30 locations around the world each January. In 2013, off-campus interim courses included "Business and Engineering in China," "Sustainability in New Zealand," "Improving Rural Health in India" and "History of Science, Medicine and Religion in London." 

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Global academic programs

Cross-cultural learning is woven throughout all of Calvin's 100+ academic programs. Several programs provide direct pathways to other cultures.




Research and internships abroad

Many Calvin students make global connections through research and interships. While these opportunities may be available in any major, business, engineering and international development students regularly go abroad for internships.

TIP

Talk to your advisor or other professors in your program about internship and research opportunities abroad.