Study Abroad

CORBAN IN THE WORLD

STUDY ABROAD AT CORBAN UNIVERSITY

Corban University Study Abroad equips students for culturally responsive global engagement that will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

As an initiative of the CGE, our goals are to:

  1. Strengthen ongoing relationships with study abroad providers and partner universities.
  2. Create new opportunities for students to engage in meaningful education abroad.
  3. Measure outcomes from study abroad to continually refine and improve the services we offer students.
  4. Serve students on all levels of the study abroad continuum to foster holistic and meaningful learning before, during and after study abroad.

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 OUTCOMES

STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI WILL:

  • Become life-long learners who commit to cultural humility in an iterative process of learning, growth and adjustment.
  • Emerge from study abroad with a worldview wider than Salem, Oregon, or anglophone North America.
  • Engage responsively with their host families, communities and countries.
  • Integrate study abroad into their fields of study.
  • Know the place of their faith in the world.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STUDENTS: FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Current undergraduate student at Corban University.
  2. 2.5 GPA (cumulative) (many programs have a higher minimum GPA).
  3. Have completed the equivalent of two semesters of university credits (31 credits) by the time you begin your semester abroad.
  4. Be in good standing with the following Corban University offices in order to study abroad: Office of Student Life, Office of the Registrar, and Office of Financial Aid.
  5. Passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return to the U.S.
  6. Successful On-Line Application to the program you select (see below)
  7. Select an eligible program from the list below or browse our Study Abroad Options.

CCCU BestSemester Programs

  1. Check the “Eligibility Criteria” above.
  2. Research and apply for programs noting the specific eligibility criteria of each.
  3. Note that BestSemester program dates and costs vary by program.
  4. Be prepared to upload an official transcript, 1 faculty reference and 1 character reference and pay a $50 application on the BestSemester application site.
  5. Set up an appointment in the Center for Global Engagement to review course substitutions, financial aid for study abroad and qualifications.  Email global@corban.edu with any questions.
  6. File a Study Abroad Pre-application with the Corban University Center for Global Engagement in AC 5509.
  7. Consult the Corban University BestSemester Handbook to see possible options for course substitutions.
  8. File a Course Substitution Form with the Center for Global Engagement, noting the courses for which you are requesting credit.  
    • The CGE submits the Course Substitution Request Form to the Registrar’s Office for final approval and documentation in the student’s record.  The CGE will notify you by email upon final approval of course substitutions.  It is not recommended that you purchase plane tickets until you have received confirmation of your course substitutions from global@corban.edu.
  9. BestSemester requires a Certification Form, Social & Behavioral Verification Form and BestSemester Transcript Request Form.
  10. Pay the $300 BestSemester confirmation deposit within two weeks of acceptance.
  11. Pay tuition and fees within the timeline specified by your program.  Communicate early and often with the BestSemester team member assigned to your study abroad program to ensure you meet requirements.

Semester in Spain and Go Ed (Rwanda and Thailand)

  1. Corban University Study Abroad Grants will not apply to Go Ed, Israel Bible Exchange, Semester in Spain, Oxford Summer Programme, or any other study abroad program except for CCCU BestSemester.
  2. To attend Go Ed Semester in Spain or other programs:
    • Check the “Eligibility Criteria” above.
    • Set up an appointment in the Center for Global Engagement to review course substitutions, financial aid for study abroad and qualifications.  Email global@corban.edu with any questions.
    • File a Study Abroad Pre-application with the Corban University Center for Global Engagement in AC 5517.
    • File a Course Substitution Form with the Center for Global Engagement, noting the courses for which you are requesting credit.
    • Meet the additional program-specific deadlines and requirements.

Unapproved Programs

In some cases, you may find that a study abroad program not listed on this page is necessary for your academic or personal goals.  In such cases, the student must work with the Registrar’s Office to determine academic standing for the semester away as well as eligibility for Corban University institutional financial aid in the semester after returning. Please contact global@corban.edu to begin the transfer credit evaluation process.

Corban University Financial Aid Policy for Study Abroad

Start here: Study Abroad Scholarship List

  1. You may find a list of Corban and non-Corban grants, scholarships, and loans here: https://undergrad.corban.edu/tuition-aid.
  2. This policy only affects funds coming from Corban, such as McLaran, Debate and Athletic scholarships, and Corban, Sibling and Alumni grants, not federal, state, or private grants, scholarships, and loans. It is your responsibility to learn about the policies that govern study abroad and your non-Corban scholarships, grants, and loans.
  3. Students are not eligible to receive Corban funds (scholarships and grants) while away from Corban (i.e. taking a semester off, CCCU Best Semester Programs, or any other study abroad program).
  4. For CCCU Best Semester Programs: Students are eligible to apply for one of 4 Corban BestSemester Grants ($3,000 and firstcome, first-served).
    1. The study abroad grant does not apply to any other study abroad program outside of the nine semester-length CCCU Best Semester Fall/Spring programs.
    2. Oxford Summer Programme is not eligible for a study abroad grant.
    3. Because the grant is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, students are required to file a Study Abroad Pre-application in order to qualify. This form, fully completed with date and signature, serves as your application for a $3,000.00 grant toward BestSemester. Grants are provided in the order the pre-applications are filed with the Center for Global Engagement and are only offered to students who attend BestSemester.
  5. When students return to study at Corban after studying abroad, they will resume receiving their Corban scholarships and grants (assuming they remain eligible for them).
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with Sam Pearson in the Center for Global Engagement Office and then the Financial Aid Office to plan off-campus study.  It is never too early to start the process – even in your freshman year.

Corban University Course Substitution Policy for Study Abroad

For transfer credits and other course substitutions not related to study abroad, see the Corban University Registrar.  The policy below applies to any accredited study abroad programs you take as a Corban student.

  1. Approval of study abroad courses for Corban University substitution or equivalency credit is at the discretion of the Office of the Registrar.
  2. The Corban University BestSemester Handbook indicates possible course substitutions.  You may also request course substitutions that are not represented on this list. Refer to the charts in the handbbok as a starting point for course substitution requests. A Course Substitution Form must accompany any request for transfer credit from study abroad, and credit is not guaranteed until the form is signed by the appropriate academic department chair(s) and the Registrar.
  3. Wait to book your plane tickets or make payments to a program until after you have received confirmation from global@corban.edu on your course substitutions.
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