Short-Term Study Abroad Program
Short-Term Study Abroad programs provide week-long opportunities to travel, learn, and grow with a group of like-minded Bethel students.
Past Short-Term Study Abroad Programs
You may find yourself teaching English, staffing an animal rescue center, or even working on an organic coffee farm. Our Global Studies program offers endless opportunities to learn, serve, lead, and love.
Past programs include serving at an Animal Rescue in Costa Rica, teaching English in Colombia, a school cafeteria construction project in Peru, organic farming in Cuba, public park restoration in Panana, and a reforestation project in Nicaragua.
Contact the Director of Global Studies, Stacie Freeman for more information.
Alternative Spring Break Programs
For more information on upcoming alternative spring break programs, contact the Director of Global Studies, Stacie Freeman
Summer Service Learning Programs
Colegio Americano, a Cumberland Presbyterian-affiliated pre-k through high school located in Cali, Colombia, and Bethel University has an on-going partnership. Participants in the Cali, Colombia Program volunteer at Colegio Americano, primarily as English teachers.
For more information on upcoming alternative summer service-learning programs, contact the Director of Global Studies, Stacie Freeman.
Alternative Fall Break Programs
Costa Rica - Fall Break 2021
For more information, contact the Director of Global Studies, Stacie Freeman.
If you are a student who is currently pursuing a degree at another institution and interested in taking a Global Studies course that will go toward your degree, contact the Director of Global Studies, Stacie Freeman.
Frequently Asked Questions
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