Every study abroad trip covers at least half your GE Focus Series requirement with the one unit ICS-300 Interdisciplinary course and/or gives credit towards graduation and units in a major/minor. Students must sign up for the appropriate ICS-300 class to receive half of the GE Focus Series credit. Use the suffix number below when you register for the trip (e.g., ICS300-01 for the Israel Study Abroad trip).

In addition the trips also have either a required or optional religion/theology course that fulfills the second-half of the Focus Series credit.  The religion or theology course can be taken during the spring or fall semester. Additional classes and/or internships may be connected with the trip for credit in various majors/minors. Talk to your advisor or the trip leader for more information and details.

Short Term/Summer Study Abroad

Israel

Trip leader: Brian Schultz

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS-300-01 Israel Study Abroad1
andHistorical and Geographic Settings of the Bible (transfer credit from Jerusalem University College)4

Israel/Palestine

Trip leader: Bret Kincaid

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-07 Israel/Palestine Study Abroad1
andREL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World3
orReligions of the World3
optionalPS-486 The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict3

Colombia

Trip leader: Cindy Jurado

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-06 Colombia Study Abroad1
andREL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World3
orREL-460 Religions of the World3
 History and Culture of Latin America (transfer credit from SEMILLA)3

Europe

Trip leader: Various Faculty

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS-300-08 Europe Study Abroad1
andREL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World3
orREL-460 Religions of the World3

Guatemala

Trip leader: Cindy Jurado

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-02 Guatemala Study Abroad1
andREL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World3
orREL-460 Religions of the World3

Independent Short Term Trips

Trip leader: Various Faculty

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-05 Independent Study Abroad1
orREL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World3
andREL-460 Religions of the World3

Turkey/Greece

Trip leader: Greg Camp

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-03 Agean Study Abroad1
andBLIT-xxx Appropriate Biblical Literature Class3
orREL-460 Religions of the World3

Thailand

Trip leader: Brian Davis

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-11 Thailand Study Abroad1
andREL-452Christianity in the Non-Western World3
orREL-460 Religions of the World3

Iceland

Trip leader: Karen Cianci

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-12 Iceland Study Abroad1
andREL-452Christianity in the Non-Western World3
orREL-460 Religions of the World3

Semester Trips

Costa Rica

Trip leader: Ken Martens Friesen (with Students International)

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-10Costa Rica Study Abroad1
 ICS320 Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica3
andSOC-338 People and Cultures of Costa Rica3

Vietnam

Trip leader: Ken Martens Friesen and Jim Bryan

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-04 Vietnam Study Abroad1
 ICS-486 Religion and Culture of Southeast Asia3
andHIS-408 History and Politics of Vietnam3

India

Trip leader: Darren Duerksen

*Course Number/NameUnits
 ICS300-09 India Study Abroad1
andICS350 Holistic Mission in India3