Five Ways to Maximize Your Semester Abroad

Navigate with maps – Instead of relying on your smartphone’s map app, use a paper map.  Navigating a city with a map helps build problem-solving and orienteering skills.  You will build independence as you rely on your directional skills to get from your hostel to the city center.     Consider Read More

Cultural Intelligence in Action at Corban University

“I have become all things to all people,” writes Paul in First Corinthians, “so that by all possible means I might save some” (1 Cor 9:22). As Christian leaders embrace cross-cultural situations of growing complexity, Paul’s words remain as important to the twenty-first century church as to his first century audience. Read More

Study Abroad Alumni Share about Culture, Communication, and Careers

A report by the Institute of International Education found that 1 in 10 U.S. undergraduates studies abroad before graduating (as of academic year 2014/15). The number of US students studying abroad has increased four-fold since 1989/90. Europe absorbs the majority of US students studying abroad as of academic year 2014/15. Read More

International Chapel

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6 International Chapel: Scripture Reading Wednesday, October 19th International Chapel opened with the reading of this scripture in English, Malagasy, French, Walak, Lanny, Bahasa and Namma/Damara (see link Read More

South Korean Students Study English and Explore Oregon

Seventeen South Korean students joined the Corban University community for a three-week English training camp this summer.   The first Summer of Success program brought Corban faculty, community leaders, and Korean guests together for intensive English and leadership courses in the Corban Language Institute.  “This was a very special experience for us,” Read More

International Students Reflect on Spring Break Mission Trips

Former CUEST students are making a difference for Jesus Christ in Papua, Indonesia–and the United States. Three former CUEST students seized the opportunity to join Spring Break mission trips. Far from Papua, the students traveled a combined total of 9,800 miles by car and plane to serve in Los Angeles, Read More

Cultural Trips Week Develops English Skills, Builds Teamwork

Students in the Corban Language Institute’s Pathway to English Program are learning English in the classroom—and putting it to the test on the street. Last week, students split into teams of ten and set off on three cultural trips. Students: Explored downtown Portland Surmounted obstacles at a bouldering gym Went Read More

Workshop Engages Students and Faculty in Cross-Cultural Communication

Thirty-eight Corban University students and faculty explored cross-cultural communication in a Cultural Intelligence (CQ) workshop held February 26 and 27.  Led by Dr. Janine Allen, participants considered concepts such as: Power distance Leadership styles in culturally diverse settings Individualism versus collectivism Direct versus indirect communication Uncertainty avoidance   Why study CQ? Leadership development: Offering Read More

International Christian Higher Education Conference

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” Abraham Kuyper understood that all God’s truth is linked in seamless, integrated whole. As a Christian thought leader, Corban University seeks to bring biblical Read More

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