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Students attend Daystar University, currently one of the few accredited evangelical Christian, liberal arts colleges in all of English-speaking Africa. The scenic Athi River campus, about 25 miles from Nairobi, consists of 300 acres of bush land where antelope and giraffe can still be seen roaming the plains. Students will explore the rich Kenyan landscape and be enriched from their interactions with African students.
England Term is a semester-long study and travel experience in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Ireland, and France. England Term combines periods of travel (from a weekend to two weeks in duration) with periods of intense study at both retreat and study centers. Sponsored by the English Department, England Term 2017 will be led by Dr. Mark Bruce.
Europe Term is a semester-long study experience sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies. The semester is based in Austria with significant excursions to Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, and France.
The program is led by Bethel faculty and utilizes an intercultural and group communication perspective to analyze communication and cultures of Europe. Students will live and study in several small, yet cosmopolitan European communities, building relationships with individuals from all over the world.
Guatemala Term is a cross-disciplinary program designed to provide students an opportunity to improve their ability to communicate in Spanish, to participate in the culture of Guatemala, to develop an understanding of the connections between community ministry and community development, and to integrate experiential learning with formal academic study.
At the Center for Hispanic Studies, an on-site director and qualified faculty teach all classes in Spanish, taking into consideration the proficiency of the students. Students will live with a Spanish host family and will also be able to interact with native Spanish speakers and university students through organized cultural and language exchanges at the Center. Though geared toward Spanish majors and minors, Spain Term is open to any student who has completed two years of college level Spanish or the equivalent.