The university journey is enhanced greatly by off-campus study. There are many opportunities for Malone students to spend time studying off-campus, either internationally or in the U.S. Programs of study are available for all majors. Many programs also offer the opportunity to incorporate an internship. Listed below are brief descriptions for each of the exciting programs and locations offered. For more detailed information on these programs and how to go about studying off campus, please contact the Center for Intercultural Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.malone.edu/crosscultural, or contact the director at 330.471.8626 in CC-106. Follow on Twitter and Instagram (@GlobalMalone).
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies (Science)
Malone participates in the Environmental Studies extension program available through Au Sable Institute in five different locations:
- AS-Great Lakes in Mancelona, Michigan;
- AS-Chicago in Chicago, Illinois;
- AS-Pacific Rim on Puget Sound, Washington;
- AS-India in Tamil Nadu, South India; and
- AS-Costa Rica in Vara Blanca region.
Courses are offered during a May term at the Great Lakes, Chicago, India, and Costa Rica locations. The Pacific Rim location offers a summer session and the Great Lakes location offers two summer sessions. Interested students should contact the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences. Complete course descriptions for available courses can be found in the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies Official Bulletin.
Bliss Institute Internship
The Bliss Institute Internship offered by the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences in partnership with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics (www.uakron.edu/bliss/) is designed to enhance and further educational opportunities available to eligible students. Such internships afford Malone students the opportunity to experience practical politics first hand. The objective of this program is to provide a flexible and responsive learning environment where students are able to interact with political career professionals and apply classroom theory and technique to actual workplace settings.
Consortium Visitor Program
The Christian College Consortium Visitor Program is designed to give the student an opportunity to take advantage of course offerings and varied experiences on other Christian college and university campuses for an academic semester while maintaining regular standing at Malone. Information is available from the Center for Intercultural Studies.
Opportunities to Student Teach Overseas
An overseas student teaching experience isn’t a dream but a reality! Malone is a member institution of the Christian College Teacher Education Coordinating Council (CCTECC) program which enables candidates from member colleges to do their student teaching at overseas schools. Each candidate approved by the Malone Teacher Education committee is placed by CCTECC, a body of Interaction International. Candidates MUST plan early and meet with the Director of Field and Clinical Experiences and the Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies well in advance of the clinical semester. (Applications are due to CCTECC a full year before the student teaching experience.) Placements are made for half of the traditional clinical/student teaching semester with the other portion completed in Ohio. Additional fees are required to cover placement and an orientation to teaching abroad.
Off-Campus Semester Programs Sponsored by the CCCU
The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) offers the following programs to students of its member institutions. These diverse off-campus study programs are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a good academic record. For further information regarding academic requirements, financial arrangements, and schedule planning, contact the Center for Intercultural Studies.
American Studies Program (ASP)
ASP uses Washington, D.C., as a stimulating educational laboratory where collegians gain hands-on experience with internships in their chosen fields. Internships are tailored to fit the students’ talents and aspirations and are available in a wide range of fields. ASP also offers two different tracks of study. Students interested in exploring pressing national and international issues in public policy can choose the Public Policy Initiatives track. Students interested in journalism or public relations can choose the Strategic Communication track. ASP bridges classroom and marketplace, combining biblical reflection, policy analysis, communication, and real world experience.
Australia Studies Centre (ASC)
The Australia Studies Centre is designed to provide undergraduates with an opportunity to hone their international business and non-profit management skills in preparation for the global economy. In the fall students will study in Australia’s international business hub. In the spring students will study in Australia for 7 weeks, Indonesia for 4 weeks, and Taiwan for 4 weeks. Subjects will include comparative economics, consumer behavior (international marketing), social entrepreneurship, managing a diverse workforce, and sustainability.
Contemporary Music Center (CMC)
The Contemporary Music Center provides students the opportunity to live and work in community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith, and business. Both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, the CMC offers three tracks: the Artist Track, the Business Track, and the Technical Track. The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers, producers, and recording engineers. The Business Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications, and other majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters, and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting, and studio recording. All students (regardless of track) receive instruction, experience, and a uniquely Christian perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. All tracks include course work, labs, directed study, and a practicum.
Latin American Studies Program (LASP)
Students have the opportunity to live and learn in Latin America through the Latin American Studies Program, based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology, and religion of the region. Living with Costa Rican and Cuban families, students experience and become part of the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans. Students also take part in service opportunities and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of two tracks: Interdisciplinary Track and a Practicum Track.
Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFS)
The Los Angeles Film Studies Center is designed to train students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with both professional skill and Christian integrity. Each semester, students live, learn, and work in L.A. The curriculum consists of three required core courses focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very influential industry. In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience. The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective.
Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
This program, based in Amman, Jordan, allows students to explore and interact with the complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East. The interdisciplinary seminars give students the opportunity to explore the diverse religious, social, cultural, and political traditions of Middle Eastern peoples. Students also study the Arabic language and work as volunteers with various organizations. Through travel to places such as Petra, Jerash, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and the Sea of Galilee, students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism of the country. At a time of tension and change in the Middle East, MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim world in an informed, constructive, and Christ-centered manner.
Northern Ireland Semester Program (NISP)
The Northern Ireland Semester allows students to engage with the history and culture of the country. Based near Belfast, participants will spend time both in classrooms and outside exploring the beautiful landscape, culture, and historical landmarks. Every student will be enrolled in the Peacemaking and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland course, which will form the core of the academic experience. Students will not only learn about “The Troubles,” but have opportunity to meet and talk with people who lived through it. Also available are courses on Irish Art & Culture, Irish Literature, Christian Thought and Practice, Ireland and Western Civilization, and Intercultural Communication. Currently offered Spring semester only.
The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)
The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford allows honors and other highly qualified students to do intensive scholarship in this historic seat of learning as members of Wycliffe Hall and Visiting Students of Oxford University. Participants work with academic tutors to hone skills, delve into the areas of interest, and broaden thinking by living and learning in this major crossroads of the academic world. Concentrations are available in Classics, English & Literature, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History. Because of the intense academic environment of this program, students normally have a 3.7 or higher gpa. (Exceptions to this requirement may be granted for exceptional circumstances.)
- Oxford Summer Program (OSP)
The Oxford Summer Programme is a shorter, summer version of the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford. Affiliated with Wycliffe Hall, students participate in a lectured series, three course-related field trips and two different seminars. Students are also involved in a set number of tutorials and two essay topics. A GPA of 2.9 is required for this program.
Uganda Studies Program (USP)
The Uganda Studies Program offers students a personal encounter with this African success story which has become an economic and public health model in its region. Uganda Christian University (UCU) serves as the base of study for students in the USP. Courses taught by local faculty in the English tutorial tradition will immerse students in a uniquely African education. Students will be afforded many insights into African life because of the guidance of faculty who live in and love Uganda and East Africa. Home stays, travel, service learning, and daily interaction with College students form the backbone of the USP experience. In addition to the core experiential course, students will choose from an approved selection of courses from the UCU College. Students are able to pursue one of three tracks of study. The first track is a Social Work Emphasis designed to provide a relevant junior or senior level Social Work practicum and seminar. The second track is a Global Health Emphasis which allows students to study and complete practicums in the biomedical and public-health fields. The third track is an Interdisciplinary Emphasis focusing on African Context and Elective courses. Students can also complete a for-credit cross-cultural practicum.
Off-Campus Semester Programs Sponsored by Veritas Christian Study Abroad
Veritas is a division of International Studies Abroad (ISA). Veritas provides high-quality academic programs with a Christian perspective and a mission component. These diverse off-campus study programs are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a good academic record. They offer both full semester and half semester summer options. For further information regarding academic requirements, financial arrangements, and schedule planning, contact the Center for Intercultural Studies.
Study in Florianopolis, an island on the coast of southern Brazil. Studies include international leadership, Brazilian culture and language, and business at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. Housing will be homestays with Brazilian families to allow the student to be immersed in the culture and language. Excursions will take you around Brazil. Each student will chose involvement in youth ministry helping others with English language practice, discipleship, college ministry, tutoring, and more.
Study in Valparaiso, located along the coast in the middle of Chile. Studies include Spanish Language, Latin American studies, and global missions. Housing will be in homestays with a Chilean family allowing the student to be immersed in the culture and language. Excursions include trips to many other parts of Chile. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in San Jose, the political, economic, and cultural hub of the country. Studies include Spanish language, liberal arts, and environmental studies at Veritas University. Housing will be in homestays with Costa Rican families allowing the student to be immersed in the culture and language. Excursions include trips around Costa Rica and to Panama. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Prague, possibly the most beautiful city in Europe. Studies include history, culture, and politics at Charles University and international business and economics at University of Economics Prague. Housing will be in furnished apartments with 1-4 other students. Excursions include other parts of the country, Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria. Each student will choose mission work in campus outreach, children, orphanage, refugee, homeless, social justice, and other ministries.
Study in London, one of the most known capitals of the world. Studies include criminology, dance, education, and liberal arts at the University of Roehampton. Housing will be in residence halls with British and other international students on the university campus. Excursions include many locations around England. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Paris, known for its sophistication, cultural prestige, and global influence. Studies include business, French language, and electives at the American Business School of Paris. Housing will be homestays with French families to allow the student to be immersed in the culture and language. Excursions will take you around France and possibly to Morocco. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Rome, known as the Eternal City with a wealth of history. Studies include business communication, international relations, and liberal arts at the American University of Rome. Housing will be furnished apartments within walking distance or close to convenient local transportation to the university. Excursions will take you to key cities in Italy. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Dunedin, a walkable city full of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, entertainment centers, and more. Studies include natural sciences, exercise science, social sciences, and liberal arts at the University of Otago. Housing will be in coed flats maintained by the university within walking distance or close to convenient local transportation to the university Excursions will take you around New Zealand. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Cusco, once the capital of the Incan empire, nestled in the Andes Mountains. Studies include language, literature, and culture at Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco. Housing will be homestays with Peruvian families allowing the student to be immersed in the culture and language. Excursions will take you to other parts of Peru. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Glasgow, known for its stunning architecture, friendly locals, and rich history. Studies include business, STEM, social sciences, and liberal arts at the University of Glasgow. Housing will be in dorms of one or two bedrooms within a 10-minute walk of the university. Excursions will take you around Scotland. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Cape Town, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Studies include business, STEM, social sciences, and liberal arts at the University of Cape Town. Housing is in the university student residence located near the university on a university shuttle bus route. Excursions will take you to other areas around Cape Town. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Seoul, one of the largest, modern, cosmopolitan cities of the world. Studies include STEM, social sciences, and liberal arts at Korea University. Housing is in university dormitories. Excursions will take you to several locations in South Korea. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Study in Seville, a colorful and vibrant city. Studies include international studies, business, and Spanish language at the ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menendes Pelayo. Housing is homestays with Spanish families allowing the student to be immersed in the culture and language. Excursions will take you to places throughout Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Each student will have a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved in ministry opportunities and will meet with them regularly for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability.
Additional Off-Campus Study Programs
In partnership with University College Lillebaelt, Malone University has established a student exchange system for majors in nursing, social work, and education. Nursing students can complete their cultural nursing credit during a three-week visit to Denmark in May of each year. Danish nursing students visit Malone in the fall of each year for three weeks. Social work students from Malone can do their internships in Denmark and education students can do their student teaching in Denmark. Students will live in apartments while studying at the Odense campus. This is a community and country with a rich heritage. All instruction is in English.
International Business Institute (IBI)
The International Business Institute is a cooperative overseas program in international economics and business management. IBI is designed to give students a distinctive opportunity for a term of study that incorporates the international dimension of these fields in an experiential context overseas. The program is ten weeks in length and includes periods of residence in key locations as well as coordinated visits and presentations in the major political and economic centers of Russia, The European Union, India, and China. Prerequisites for the program include a minimum GPA of 2.75, micro and macroeconomics, a semester of accounting or finance, management principles, and marketing. The courses in the program include Comparative Economic Systems, International Trade and Finance, Global Marketing, and Global Business Strategy. This program is part of Malone’s current minor in international business.
In partnership with Asbury University, Malone students can participate in the Paris Semester. Prior French language study is not required. Students are able to take courses in Art, Art History, Intercultural Studies, French language, and complete Internship/Field Study credits. Students have the option of staying in a dorm or with a local family. Excursions around Paris and the surrounding area are included. Currently offered every other Fall semester (Fall 2021 is the next program).
Romanian Studies Program (RSP)
The Romanian Studies Program is a semester abroad opportunity in Sighisoara, Romania, a town rich in medieval history in the heart of Transylvania. Through living with host families and working alongside local Romanians, students are immersed in a culturally diverse society transitioning from a communist system to a European Union democracy. While taking academic courses, students also participate in hands-on service learning, missions and internship experiences reaching out to people in need, through the ministries of Veritas and local churches. Students’ service experiences are specialized according to the students’ interests and programs of study, including opportunities to work with at-risk children, youth, families, people with disabilities, and older adults. Study opportunities are available each fall, spring, and summer semester. Students can earn up to 18 hours of credit.
Romanian Language and Culture (4,6,8)
Cross-Cultural Service learning (4,6,8)
Introduction to Romanian Literature (3)
Introduction to Environmental Science (4)
International Health (4)
Western Civilization (3)
Internships, practicum experience and directed studies are available
Semester in Austria - Salzburg College
Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Salzburg is in the northwest corner of Austria nestled in the mountains. Among other options Salzburg offers coursework in European Studies, Communication/Business Studies, Music, and Art. Students live with host families and have options for excursions, guest lectures, concerts, museum tours, and visits of historical sites. Students can also get involved in Austrian cooking, hiking, baking, rafting, and skiing. There are also field trips to Vienna and Bavaria.
Semester in Italy - Gordon College
Located in Orvieto, Italy, this program, “offers a rich experience in the arts and culture of pre-modern Europe.” “Students take a drawing-based interdisciplinary course that introduces the themes of the program, and then select three of six courses offered in the visual arts and humanities, for 16 academic credits in total. Students without previous study of Italian language take an additional 2-credit course in conversational Italian.” The program includes numerous excursions throughout Italy. This is an excellent opportunity for art and writing majors and for students working on general education requirements.
Semester in Lithuania - LCC International University
Located in Klaipeda, Lithuania, LCC is a full-service university with degrees in Business Administration, English Language and Literature, Psychology, and Theology. The student body at LCC is 50% Lithuania and 50% international so students live in a residence community of international students from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the US while pursuing their studies. Student life includes trips to different parts of Europe during the semester. It is an excellent opportunity for growing cross-cultural skills while continuing studies in major and minor programs. All coursework is taught in English. For more information visit www.lcc.lt/.
Semester in Spain - Trinity Christian College
Located in Seville, Spain, the focus of the program is Spanish immersion. Classes are held at Acento de Trinity, located in the heart of Seville. Faculty members are all native Spaniards and hold advanced degrees in their subject areas. The program includes excursions to Córdoba, La Mancha, Toledo, Ronda, the small pueblos outside Seville, Roman ruins at Italica, guided tours of Seville and more. Trinity is committed to helping maximize learning in Spain through a full spectrum of social, educational, and spiritual enrichment opportunities. Not only do students take courses in Spain, they also participate and exercise leadership in numerous student activities such as Encuentro (a weekly Bible study), praise team, community service, sporting events, arts and crafts, bingo nights at the senior center, tapas dinners, flamenco dance classes, and more. The staff also plans events that foster fellowship.