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Off-Campus Semester Programs

More than international travel experience, an off-campus semester connects you with cultures, scholars and Christians around the world. From immersive international programs to unique opportunities in our nation’s leading cities, off-campus opportunities offer valuable, life-changing educational experiences.

At Cornerstone University, we believe a cross-cultural study trip that occurs in a Christian context and is motivated by a Christian worldview is the most meaningful kind of semester-abroad experience. That’s why we give priority in financial aid support and student selection to cross-cultural programs that share our Christian mission and educational perspective.

Program Locations

Ready to explore the world for yourself as a college student? Cornerstone partners with many international and domestic programs, including CCCU GlobalEd of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Veritas and other independent programs.

Chicago Semester | Chicago, Ill.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso | Valparaíso, Chile

Ecuador Semester | Quito, Ecuador

University of Roehampton | London, England

Scholars’ Semester in Oxford | Oxford, England

Oxford Study Abroad Programme | Oxford, England

Institut Catholique de Paris | Paris, France

Jerusalem University College | Jerusalem, Israel

The American University of Rome | Rome, Italy

Rome Semester | Rome, Italy

LCC International University | Klaipeda, Lithuania

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede | Ede, Netherlands

Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco | Cusco, Peru

University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa

Handong Global University | Pohang, South Korea

Korea University | Seoul, South Korea

ISA Study Center With Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo | Sevilla, Spain

Semester in Spain | Seville, Spain

Uganda Studies Program | Mukono, Uganda

Application Process

Before you start making your packing list for an off-campus study experience, complete the application process for your program of choice. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

  1. Research the CU-approved, off-campus programs and select one that best suits your academic, professional and personal goals.
  2. Attend an informational session about off-campus programs. For more information, email Ryan Roberts.
  3. Submit your completed Off-Campus Semester Program application to Cornerstone’s dean of assessment and curriculum. This application is available to enrolled students via the university’s student portal. The deadline for the Cornerstone Off-Campus Semester Program application is Friday, March 1, 2024.
  4. Complete a program-specific application by the deadline specified on the program’s website.

Finances and Scholarships

Because off-campus study can be a valuable part of a college education, Cornerstone awards a limited number of scholarships for off-campus semester study opportunities. When you submit your off-campus semester application, you are automatically considered for off-campus semester study scholarships offered through Cornerstone.

If approved to study off-campus, you will be able to apply all federal and/or state aid or loans toward your off-campus semester study program. All institutional aid from Cornerstone does not apply.

  • Students will pay a technology fee to Cornerstone in addition to the study abroad program costs.
  • Payment plans are not available for off-campus programs. Payment in full is due by May 1 for summer programs, Aug. 1 for fall programs and Jan. 1 for spring programs.
  • Employee remission may not be used to cover study abroad programs.

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