Undergraduate Programs

Short Term Study Tours

Program Offerings

North Park University offers a variety short-term study abroad programs led by NPU faculty. Some are part of a quad or semester course, while others are offered as stand-alone courses during a school break.

Personal Health: Cross Country Ski Trip (EXS 1000, 2sh): complete your Health & Wellbeing core curriculum requirement in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan over winter break (tentative dates: January 6-11, 2020 ). This cross-country ski course provides an opportunity to learn about exercise, ecology, and health in a natural environment. Contact trip leader Professor Alyssa Anderson for more information.

Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica (BIOL 2125, 4sh): This is a spring semester course, including a week of travel to three different regions of Costa Rica over spring break (March 2020). Students will learn about the ecology, biodiversity, and eco-tourism of the country, while experiencing the culture and cuisine of Costa Rica. This course is designed for and welcomes both biology majors and non-majors. It fulfills two hours of the topics requirement for biology/environmental science majors, and meets the Core Curriculum Life Sciences requirement for non-majors. Contact trip leader Dr. Al Bjorkman for more information.

Early Christianity from the City Center – Rome, Italy: Earn Core credit for Christian Life & Thought (BTS 2400, 4sh) or Keystone (CORE 3000, 4sh) on an academic tour of Rome and Pompeii over spring break (March 2020). The study tour will introduce students to the diverse cultural, historical, and geographical settings of the earliest Christianity in the Greco-Roman world through a first-hand encounter with the evidence in the ancient cities of Italy. Contact trip leader Dr. Joel Willitts for more information.

Conflict & Conciliation in India (BTS 2150/BTS 2700/CORE 3000, 4sh): Enroll in any one of these three classes during the spring 2020 semester for a chance to travel to New Delhi India over spring break. Hosted by the NGO EFICOR, students will have a chance to learn first-hand about the economic, social, and cultural structures of the country – and much more. Contact trip leader Dr. Boaz Johnson for more information.

Note: Students applying for short-term study abroad courses do not need to complete the full NPU study abroad application. Please contact the program leader for application instructions.