Wheaton College Color Logo

Semester Programs

Featured Wheaton Programs

Guanajuato Mexico cityscape taken on Wheaton in Mexico 2016Led by Wheaton College faculty, the Wheaton in México semester combines language study and practice, interdisciplinary courses, cultural immersion, and academic excursions. It gives students a unique opportunity to live in and learn about the cultures, languages and peoples of México.


Holy SepulcherLed by Wheaton College faculty, the Semester in Jerusalem provides the opportunity for students to engage ancient biblical and modern Middle East narratives.


Partner Programs Affiliated with a Christian College, Organization or Consortium

BestSemester Study Abroad

BestSemester, a part of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), offers five unique semester-long study abroad opportunities for students who attend CCCU member institutions.

BestSemester Domestic Study

BestSemester also offers three unique semester-long domestic study opportunities for students who attend CCCU member institutions.

The CCC is a group of thirteen Christian colleges and universities located across the United States who serve the cause of Christ in higher education by encouraging and assisting one another in the pursuit of their respective missions.

Consortium Study Abroad

CCC member schools offer a variety of semester-long study abroad programs that are open to Wheaton students.

Asbury University
China Study Abroad (Fall, alternate years)
Paris Semester (Fall, alternate years)

Bethel University
Bethel Guatemala Term (Spring)
Bethel Spain Term (Fall)

Gordon College
Gordon in Orvieto, Italy
Gordon in Croatia:  Balkans Semester for the Study of War and Peace (Spring)

Houghton College
Houghton in East Africa (Spring)

Taylor University
 - Irish Studies Programme 

Westmont College
Westmont in Cairo (Spring)
 - Europe Semester (Fall)
 - Westmont in Northern Europe (Fall)

Consortium Visitors Program (Domestic)

The Christian College Consortium (CCC) Visitor Program is designed to give students the opportunity to take advantage of course offerings and varied instructional experiences on other Christian college and university campuses for an academic semester. 

To apply, please review the Application Process instructions. 

The Creation Care Studies Program (CCSP) is a Christian organization whose mission is to educate students to be a part of, and agents for, God’s shalom particularly through understanding and caring for creation. 

HGU offers a distinctively Christian and highly academic education in a culturally diverse environment. Academic areas of study include Engineering Physics, TESOL, International Law, Political Science and International Relations, and Business. 

An advanced program of biblical history, biblical geography, and biblical language studies.  

Note: Federal and State financial aid is not transferable with this program. 

Study Abroad Lithuania is a semester long program hosted by CCCU Affiliate school, LCC International University. 

The East Asia Institute at CCCU affiliate school, Tokyo Christian University, is a fall semester language and culture program.

A semester long language and culture program hosted by Trinity Christian College in Seville, Spain. 

The mission of Veritas Christian Study Abroad is to provide college-level study abroad programs at host universities while helping students develop as mission-minded global Christian leaders.

Partner Programs Not Affiliated with a Christian College, Organization or Consortium

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics majors in their junior/senior years may spend fall or spring semester in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. The instructors of BSM are members of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians. BSM classes are held at the College International, a Hungarian-based educational institution focusing on international students studying in Budapest. All courses are taught in English.

Find out more about Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) is a study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. BSME was conceived by the founders of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, and the two programs share a common goal—to experience the mathematical and general culture of Hungary. BSME is specifically intended for those who are not only passionate about mathematics, but also the teaching of mathematics.

Find out more about Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education

CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization that provides quality, rigorous, study abroad opportunities for students from a wide variety of US colleges and universities.

Only the CIEE Programs listed below are approved.

Based in Copenhagen or Stockholm, DIS is a non-profit institution offering semester study abroad programs taught in English.

French immersion through a required homestay and courses in French is central to the IAU experience in Aix-en-Provence.

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) was founded in 1988 on the campus of Butler University as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. IFSA operates independently as a non-profit organization and maintains a close connection with Butler University. They are committed to providing the best study abroad programs with integrated academic guidance and individualized support to ensure student success.

IFSA will help you round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering. Their vast network of professionals around the globe is ready to support you. By taking advantage of their broad network, you will be able to engage in the community, build competencies by communicating across cultures, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.

Approved IFSA programs for Wheaton College students:

The London School of Economics (LSE) allows students from overseas universities to spend a full academic year from late September through to early June. No single semester/term options are offered largely due to the fact that most of the modules span the full year.

Applicants to LSE should be in the top 10-15 per cent of their home university and are required to have completed two years of university-level (undergraduate) study before their time at LSE. 

SOAS, University College London, specializes in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, so a semester abroad with SOAS will be academically challenging as well as culturally enriching. Students can study at SOAS in the autumn or spring term, choosing from over 400 modules to build a unique program including both traditional disciplines and specialist modules across eleven departments.

Applicants from the US/Canada should have a GPA of 3.3/4.0. 


Academically challenging and intensely experiential, the Sustainable Development Studies program is focused on understanding sustainability and is designed in collaboration with local communities.

Sponsored by Wayne State University since 1953, the Junior Year in Munich is officially affiliated with the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich).

The Semester in Environmental Science is a 15-week fall semester at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The curriculum provides an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries.  Scientists at the Ecosystems Center serve as faculty for the program. In addition to teaching fundamentals of ecosystems science, they discuss their current research, which touches on important issues of global change.

Stranmillis University College, a College of Queen's University Belfast, is a recognized leader in educational research, teaching and learning. For Education majors, and those involved in community education and youth work, this study abroad program combines a unique choice of academic modules with quality assured work-based professional practice and the opportunity to participate in community and voluntary learning experiences.

While students can choose from a broad range of modules, Stranmillis has developed a number of modules which are specifically recommended for international students, including:

  • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
  • Northern Ireland Culture and Education
  • Young People, Community, and Culture

Other options include modules in:

  • Education Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Health, Physical Activity, and Sport

Students are also encouraged to take part in a work-based professional internship or a community and volunteer service learning practicum. A wide range of opportunities are available with educational charities, youth agencies, and faith-based organizations.

Established in 1947, the American University Washington Semester Program is an academic, experiential learning program for Political Science/International Relations majors only. It includes eight credits of academic seminar in American government and foreign policy topic areas, four credits of internship, and the option of taking an additional three to four credits of independent research or an elective course.  Topic areas include:

  • American Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Global Economics and Business
  • International Law and Organizations
  • Justice and Law
  • Religion, Politics, Peace, and Security
  • Sustainable Development
Wheaton College IL Student riding camel
Apply for Off-Campus Study Approval.

All Wheaton College students planning to study abroad for a semester are REQUIRED to apply for Off-Campus Study Approval on Wheaton's registration system, GoGlobal.