Studying Abroad

Whether you’re a rookie or veteran world traveler, taking advantage of study abroad programs as a student will enlarge your worldview, better equip you for international vocations and complement your overall college career as an unforgettable adventure.
 
HBU’s study abroad program began in 1967 with a group of English majors in residence at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Study abroad continued with programs in Mexico, the Middle East and Europe. And now, HBU offers everything from studying on a Caribbean cruise ship to teaching English on the “Roof of the World” in Nepal.
 
All of our study abroad and academic exchange programs are run through HBU’s Center for Global Initiatives in Education (CGIE). A full listing of study abroad programs can be found below.
 

THE COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES’ SEMESTER PROGRAM

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an association of 111 campuses in the U.S. and Canada, including HBU, offers off campus semester and summer programs to students of its member institutions. These interdisciplinary learning events provide unique opportunities for second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors to make the world their classroom. For further information, contact the CGIE Director, Dr. Ronald Rexilius at (281) 649-3394 or rrexilius@hbu.edu.
 
The available Semester/Summer Programs include the following (see CCCU’s website for more details):
  • Australia Studies Centre (ASC) 
  • American Studies Program (ASP), Washington D.C.
  • China Studies Program (CSP)
  • Contemporary Music Center (CMC)
  • Latin American Studies Program (LASP), Costa Rica
  • Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC)
  • Middle East Studies Program (MESP), Egypt
  • Russian Studies Program (RSP)
  • The Scholars’ Semester In Oxford (SSO)
  • Uganda Studies Program (USP)
  • Washington Journalism Center (WJC)
  • Summer Only: Oxford Summer Program (OSP)
 
KUKULCAN SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL
As an accredited language institution in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Kukulcan Spanish Language School offers flexible Spanish immersion programs, including grammar classes and "hands-on" conversation courses, throughout the year. This ideal location also allows enrolled students to participate in numerous cultural activities including dancing, cooking and field trips to cultural, historical and recreational sites in Cuernavaca and nearby Mexico City. HBU students who desire to study at Kukulcan may transfer the courses back to HBU as the following Spanish Department course equivalents. For further information, visit Kukulcan’s website or contact the CGIE Director, Dr. Ronald Rexilius at (281) 649-3394 or rrexilius@hbu.edu.
 
KUKULCAN COURSE OFFERINGS HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY COURSE EQUIVALENTS
ESP 101 BEGINNER I SPAN 1314 BEGINNING SPANISH PROFICIENCY I
ESP 102 BEGINNER II SPAN 1324 BEGINNING SPANISH PROFICIENCY II
ESP 201 INTERMEDIATE I SPAN 2314 CONTINUING SPANISH PROFICIENCY I
ESP 202 INTERMEDIATE II SPAN 2324 CONTINUING SPANISH PROFICIENCY II
ESP 303 COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION SPAN 3307 INDIVIDUALIZED SPANISH PROFICIENCY
ESP 310 ORAL EXPRESSION SPAN 3305 INDIVIDUALIZED SPANISH PROFICIENCY
ESP 401 MEXICAN LITERATURE I SPAN 4305 MASTERWORKS OF HISPANIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE
ESP 403 MEXICAN LITERATURE II SPAN 4306 MASTERWORKS OF HISPANIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE
 
CAPA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
For almost 40 years, CAPA International Education has been offering quality, affordable study abroad programs in Florence, London and Sydney, consisting of academic classes and internships. Its mission remains unchanged: to provide study abroad opportunities that genuinely educate students about the people and culture in which they are studying in a holistic educational environment. For further information, visit CAPA’s website or contact the CGIE Director, Dr. Ronald Rexilius at (281) 649-3394 or rrexilius@hbu.edu.
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA’S LEARNING ABROAD CENTER
The Learning Abroad Center (LAC) at the University of Minnesota is a comprehensive educational resource for study, service-learning, work, internship, volunteer and travel experiences worldwide. Offering 300+ program options in over 70 countries that vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost and degree of participant independence, the LAC is a leader in providing innovative, international learning experiences and offers a full range of advising and support services for students on such issues as program selection, academic planning, financial planning, registration, credit, cultural adjustment, travel planning, travel products and re-entry. For further information, visit UofMN LAC’s website or contact the CGIE Director, Dr. Ronald Rexilius at (281) 649-3394 or rrexilius@hbu.edu.

DISCLAIMER: HBU's Center for Global Initiatives in Education (CGIE) provides these Internet links as an information service to students about overseas educational opportunities. Neither HBU nor the CGIE officially endorse any of these programs, agencies, scholarships, fellowships, grants or other entities. Full-time HBU students desiring academic credit for any study abroad courses MUST complete ALL of the required CGIE and University Registrar forms to receive official approval BEFORE undertaking such study.