Do’s and Don’ts of Studying Abroad  

Last year, 22 Corban students had the opportunity to study abroad both in the US and in other parts the world. They come back with their worldviews blown wide open and with some advice for others who may follow in their footsteps. So here is a list of their do’s and don’ts for people considering studying Read More

Great Britain Academic Tour: Opening the Eyes of Western Culture

  “England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”   ― George Bernard Shaw  Every other year, Corban professors Dr. Sam Baker and Dr. Colette Tennant lead an academic tour through Great Britain in May. The goal of this tour is to expose students to the ties between religion and culture Read More

“An unwanted carry-on bag”: Mental Health and Education Abroad

The first two weeks of my postgraduate program in England stand out more than the remaining eight months. After weeks of packing, impatiently waiting for a visa, checking and re-checking plane tickets, and reading articles about cultural adjustment, my wife and I resettled from Salem, Oregon to Durham, England. We reasoned Read More

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

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