Studying abroad provides educational experiences in culture, language and academics that extend far beyond the traditional U.S. classroom setting. A survey conducted by The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) found that students who study abroad saw an increase in their personal growth, exhibiting more self-confidence and maturity, as well as a better understanding of their values and how they view cultures different from their own. Many respondents also said their study abroad experience opened up new professional opportunities for them that have had a lasting impact on their careers.
In addition, learning how to communicate and find your way around a new country can require innovation, flexibility, critical-thinking skills and patience—skills that are as crucial as your classroom education.
Studying abroad is one of the best ways to prepare yourself to work in a global marketplace. Increasingly, employers are seeking people who can engage customers and co-workers around the world with confidence. Studying abroad fosters this level of global competence.
As you can see, studying in another country can greatly enrich your academic experience and give you a well-rounded education. Regent University offers several opportunities for students to study abroad. Follow the links below to learn more about these exciting trips.
Center for Global Missions
May 15, 2013 - May 29, 2013
The Center for Global Missions will offer the fifth annual mission trip to Ghana led by
Dr. Clifton Clarke. The trip will be an intense cross-cultural and missionary experience.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit villages, churches and schools among other
opportunities. Visit their website for more information.
July 2, 2013 - July 16, 2013
The Center for Global Missions will visit China to learn about the Pentecostal and
Charismatic movement as well as understand the challenges related to the church
and state. Visit their website for more information.
School of Communications and The Arts
June 22, 2013 - June 30, 2013
The School of Communication and The Arts' summer study program in Oxford, England gives you the opportunity for a unique one-week, study tour retracing the life and work of C.S. Lewis, one of the greatest contemporary authors of the Christian faith. Visit their
website for more information.
July 14, 2013 - July 21, 2013
Early Biblical Christianity in Rome
The College of Arts & Sciences' summer study program in Rome, Italy gives you the
opportunity for a unique eight-day study tour. Students will study and explore the
beginnings of early Biblical Christianity in Rome while exploring the Biblical and
Church Historical texts of that time. Visit their website or more information.
School of Divinity
March 1, 2013 - March 17, 2013
This is a once-in-a-lifetime study tour and spiritual adventure that will take you to significant biblical sites in Israel and Jordan. Visit their website
for additional information.
School of Education
June 15, 2013 - June 26, 2013
Travel to Turkey though the School of Education's Study Abroad program and investigate
global education issues while walking in the footsteps of ancient Christians! Visit their
website for additional information.
College of Arts & Sciences
May 13, 2012 - May 22, 2012
Travel to various cities within England and explore the literary offerings
Two courses will be offered in conjunction with the trip. Students will visit
the Globe Theater and the Westminster Abbey among other locations.
School of Government
June 24, 2012 - July 20, 2012
Study international politics at the world's oldest English-speaking university
The Robertson School of Government's Oxford Summer Program unites students and
faculty through the study of international politics at the world's oldest English-speaking
School of Law
June 2, 2012 - August 4, 2012
Study international law & human rights
This ABA-approved program will offer law school students an opportunity to examine international human rights issues from a Christian perspective.
Oxford, England: This study of international politics is offered in coordination with the School of Government, but it is not approved for Regent Law credit hours.
School of Divinity
Mission Trip to Ghana:
May 11, 2012 - May 27, 2012
Center for Global Missions in Ghana Africa
This trip is an intense cross-cultural and truly missionary experience.
Mission Trip to China:
July 2, 2012 - July 15, 2012
Center for Global Missions in China
Students will have a rare opportunity to learn about the Chinese church and the growth
of Christianity in China.
Additional Regent Study Abroad Opportunities
May 8, 2012 - May 15, 2012
Regent's Spanish Residential Language Community Program
Travel to Panama to serve with Christ for the City International Missionaries.
Regent Center for Entrepreneurship trip to Rwanda Africa:
May 6, 2012 - May 20, 2012
International Holistic Development
Working in different capacities students will use
what they have learned for their semester project.
Christ for India:
July 12, 2012 - July 26, 2012
India Mission Trip 2012
The purpose of the trip is to birth a burden for the country of India in the team member.
They will get opportunities to use their gifts and talents in ministering to the people.
The team's primary function will be to serve the people by reaching out with the love of
Summer 2013 Global Learning Media Contest
Sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
As you travel this summer to some of the world’s most interesting destinations to learn and increase your global competencies as a part of a Regent University’s learning abroad program, the Office of Global Affairs invites you to participate in Regent University’s first annual Global Learning Media Contest.
Since we know your international travel will be filled with awe inspiring moments, we would like you to share what you have learned from the study abroad experience: the essence of the people, the spiritual moments, the food, the culture, the historical landmarks and the unforgettable cross-cultural experiences.
We would like you to share all of the positive experiences of your learning abroad program, which helped increase your cultural awareness and had a lasting impact on you cross-cultural perceptions and assumptions by submitting a poem, a story, an essay, photos or video.
Who can participate?
Participation of the 2013 Global Learning Media Contest is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni that have participated in a 2013 Office of Global Affairs’ (OGA) approved learning abroad program such as; a study abroad program, a study tour, a service learning abroad program, a mission trip or a study tour that is listed above.
How will submissions be judged?
Judges will consider how well the submission represents the topic of the contest which is the representation of participants’ global learning, along with creativity and submission quality.
What are the media submission options?
Note for all submissions: Keep in mind that all submissions, once submitted, become the property of the Office of Global Affairs. By submitting a photo, story, essay, song ,poem, or video you will be asked to agree to give Regent University non-exclusive rights to reproduce your work which will be displayed on the Regent University’s website, in printed publications, or in any other Regent University marketing and media projects in all media in perpetuity.
You will still retain the right to publish your work in other media and to further transfer rights to this work to other parties.
Each contest participant may submit until up 5 (five) digital photos addressing the contest topic.
Each photo must include a 25 to 50 word caption about the picture.
Photo captions can be provided in a word document with appropriate cataloging.
All photos entered in the contest should adhere to ethics of cultural sensitivity. If recognizable people are portrayed, the subjects must have given the photographer permission or "informed consent" to have the photograph taken.
You must also agree to only submit original photographs that were taken during your time on an Office of Global Affairs’ approved learning abroad program.
Uploaded photos must be in JPEG format, for example, with a file name ending in ".jpg" or ".jpeg" or ".jpg" -- without the quotes. Submitted photos must be high-resolution, 300 ppi images with at least 2400 pixels in the longest dimension, but not to exceed 6,000,000 total pixels (for example, 3000 pixels by 2000 pixels). This means that photo file sizes should be between 4 MB and slightly fewer than 6 MB. Photos and corresponding captioning must be submitted as email attachments to OGA@regent.edu indicating “2013 Global Learning Media Contest Entry” in the email subject line.
WRITTEN WORDS: STORY, ESSAY, POEM OR SONG
Each contest participant may submit until up 3 (three) stories, essays, poems or songs addressing the contest topic.
Stories may be between 300 and 500 words.
Essays may be between 400 and 600 words
All work entered in the contest should adhere to ethics of cultural sensitivity. If recognizable people are mentioned or portrayed, the subjects must have given the writer permission or "informed consent" to have the mention them in the submission.
You must also agree to only submit original work produced as a result of your participation on an Office of Global Affairs’ approved learning abroad program.
Written words guidelines:
All work must include the authors name and contact information and be submitted as Microsoft Office Word document by email attachment to OGA@regent.edu indicating “2013 Global Learning Media Contest Entry” in the email subject line.
Each contest participant may submit up to 3 (three) 5 minute video of edited or raw footage that can include some commentary addressing the contest topic. Multiple participant submissions will be accepted in the video category.
All videos entered in the contest should adhere to ethics of the cultural sensitivity. If recognizable people are shown in the video, the subjects must have given the videographer permission or "informed consent" to appear in the video.
You must also agree to only submit original footage that was taken during your time on an Office of Global Affairs’ approved learning abroad program.
Videos must include author/authors’ name/s and contact information and be submitted by mail as a DVD readable by ordinary DVD players to:
OGA Global Learning Media Contest
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Deadline: August 15th 2013
Video projects may also be delivered in person at 322 CRB, by interoffice mail at the same campus address or by sending digital video as an attachment to the OGA@regent.edu email address with “2013 Global Learning Media Contest Entry” in the email subject line.
Please visit our flickr page for last year's winning photos and more!
OGA also reserves the right to include all 'first-tier' photos in the Honorable Mention category which is not limited to a certain number. This policy ensures that all 'first-tier' submissions are recognized.
Each winner will receive a variety of Regent University swag.
First Place: $75 worth
Second Place: $50 worth
Third Place $25 worth