Redeemer University has developed a number of opportunities for off-campus study.
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies provides undergraduate university courses with transferable credits as well as providing the framework for sustainable community-building and environmental education and restoration for school children and adults. The Institute offers programs in the Great Lakes Forest of northern Michigan, Pacific Rim, Costa Rica, East Africa and South India.
Courses are available during two summer terms. More information is available in the Academic Calendar and at the Au Sable website.
Studies Program in Contemporary Europe (SPICE)
Redeemer University, in co-operation with Dordt College, offers you the opportunity to spend the winter term off-campus in the Netherlands in a unique learning situation while earning credits. Courses are offered in subjects including Dutch language and literature, Dutch art and architecture, Dutch culture and society, history of the low countries and international marketing. More information is available in the Academic Calendar.
Redeemer in the South of France Program
Take one or two terms of study at the Université de Montpellier Paul-Valéry in the South of France. This program is administered by the French Department at Redeemer University. Courses are available in subjects including French language, history, social and economic geography, philosophy and politics. More information is available from the French Department.
Crandall University Oxford Program
A winter term program in England designed to offer you Canadian courses with a British advantage. Participating students are registered as students of Crandall University and associate students of Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. Visits to theatrical productions, museums and historical sites in England provide an excellent context for material covered in classes, while a wide variety of professors teach their specialities in the classroom. The program provides four three-credit courses towards a Redeemer degree. English, History and Theatre students will have the best overlap with their major/minor requirements, but the program is open to all students. More information is available in the Academic Calendar and at the Crandall University Oxford Program website.
Creation Care Studies Program
The Creation Care Studies Program offers you the chance to study for a term in either Belize or New Zealand. While primarily designed for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, this program is open to anyone who has a keen interest in studying God’s creation and human impact on the environment. This program provides students with three four-credit courses. More information is available in the Academic Calendar and at the Creation Care Studies Program website.
Trinity Western Laurentian Leadership Program
This program, offered by Trinity Western University, provides you an opportunity to live and study in Ottawa while taking advantage of unique internship opportunities. While the program is designed primarily for Politics and International Studies, History, Business and Media and Communications majors/minors, other students may participate in this program and use the courses as electives.
Take three courses on governmental leadership, public affairs and ethics, and Canadian cultural change. Each course is three credits and designed to introduce students to experts in the field sharing how their Christian faith can and does impact public life. You will also complete an internship worth six credits. Internships have included working in a Member of Parliament’s office, a government department or agency, a political party office, a national and local media outlet, a business office in accordance with special interests or a non-government agency. There is a variety of internship sites from which to choose that help to advance your career interests and offer you an opportunity to learn from experts and leaders in your field. Each internship is designed to show you the inner workings of the organization and how that organization interfaces with others in the National Capital Region.
More information is available in the Academic Calendar and on the Trinity Western University website.
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Off-Campus Programs
Redeemer University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The following off-campus programs provide a diversity of study abroad options for Redeemer students. For more information on the following programs, visit the CCCU’s website.
American Studies Program in Washington, D.C.
A one-term seminar/internship for upper-level students in most majors who wish to explore current domestic and international issues with Washington professionals while gaining on-the-job experience. More information is available on the CCCU’s American Studies webpage.
China Studies Program
A one-term interdisciplinary program that enables you to view China from the inside and experience its culture and diversity. Participants are able to observe the evolution of Chinese socialism in mainland China, its struggles with modernization, economic change and human rights policies, as well as its relationship to religion and the dynamics of its people. More information is available on the CCCU’s China Studies webpage.
Latin American Studies Program
This program provides you with an opportunity to live and study in Costa Rica for a term, either in the fall or winter. The program is designed to expose students to the nature of the economic and political relations between the developing nations of Latin America and those of North America, to deepen awareness of the life of Christians in the Third World and to develop an understanding of the Lordship of Jesus Christ in an international context. More information is available on the CCCU’s Latin American Studies webpage.
Los Angeles Film Study Center Program
This program is designed to introduce you to the Hollywood film industry, to the many academic disciplines appropriate to it, and to critical thinking and reflection on what it means to be a Christian in film. The curriculum consists of two required seminars focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very important industry. In addition, students choose two elective courses and an internship. More information is available on the CCCU’s Los Angeles Film Studies webpage.
Middle East Studies Program
This program provides you with an opportunity to live and study in Cairo, Egypt for a term, either in the fall or winter. The last two weeks of the term are spent in Israel. You will study the Arabic language, serve as an intern in one of several organizations in Cairo, and participate in several interdisciplinary seminars. More information is available on the CCCU’s Middle East Studies webpage.
Programs in Oxford
Two programs are offered: Oxford Summer Programme or the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford. Both provide you with an intensive academic experience as a member of Wycliffe Hall and a visiting student of Oxford University. Coursework is completed in a tutorial style and provides the equivalent of five courses towards undergraduate degrees in English, Religion and Theology, Philosophy and History. More information is available on the CCCU’s Oxford Summer Programme webpage and Oxford Scholars’ Semester webpage.
For more information on off-campus program options, please contact the Registrar’s Office.