Study Abroad and Travel the World

Study abroad and travel the globe with Bluefield College's global education programs.

The Global Education Committee at Bluefield College wishes to ensure that our undergraduates can study abroad at exciting international destinations to acquire global skills, engage in experiential learning, and partake in God’s creation.

Bluefield College grants travel and study abroad priority to our China, Brazil, and London summer programs, as well as to our partner programs, CAPA, CGE, and BestSemester (CCCU), but we are dedicated to working with you to make your studies and travels a reality.

Global Education Information

Opportunities to explore the world, study abroad, and relate your faith with your passions!

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Our Policy

  • Bluefield College supports one undergraduate per semester to travel with CAPA, CGE, and BestSemester. Please contact the Director of Global Education as soon as possible about your intention to apply.
  • Travel and study abroad opportunities should be sought with these programs first, as we have formal partnerships with them, to ensure you are considered.
  • Scholarships are available in these programs and are competitive.
  • Students will be responsible to keep up with deadlines for each program in order to facilitate selection to the program and give other students better opportunity to apply.
  • Our faculty are excited to work with students wishing to pursue other programs of study, but priority acceptance will be given to students studying abroad with CAPA, CGE, and BestSemester.
    • Students, with documented advisor approval, who wish to pursue other programs should present all relevant information to the Chair of the Global Education Committee for consideration by the first Monday in October or March at the latest, respectively. The student is responsible to make the committee aware of relevant deadlines. The committee Chair will work with the President, Director of Financial Aid, and Registrar for approval to enter into an agreement with your proposed study abroad institution.
    • If the program is approved, the student and advisor will be notified by the Global Education Committee after the scheduled April or November meeting.

Current Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Romania and Hungary: Students from Sullivan Foundation partner schools, like Bluefield College, are invited to participate in a study abroad opportunity with Shenandoah University this May in Romania and Hungary. This 10-day trip teaches students about social innovation and entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe. The cost is $2,600, which includes airfare. The trip is open to students at any of the Sullivan schools, including BC. For more information, please contact Dr. Montressa Washington at Shenandoah University by phone (443-540-7385) or email ASAP to make sure you can get students connected before they run out of space.

Student Handbook Information

Student Handbook 2018

Bluefield College is a member of CAPA International Education, which provides semester abroad study opportunities in London, UK; Dublin, Ireland; Florence, Italy; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Beijing, China.

Students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses with faculty members of cooperating institutions, as well as from qualified professors from the host country.

Additionally, Bluefield College is aligned with the Consortium for Global Education (CGE). Through this program, students can study abroad in various areas of interest, with short and long-term opportunities, especially as they relate to the learning of the Arabic and Chinese languages. CGE currently offers study abroad experiences in Jordan, Australia, Lithuania, Lebanon, Greece, and Argentina. Our affiliation with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’ BestSemester (CCCU) program affords students semester study abroad experiences in India, Costa Rica, and Uganda.

Bluefield College also offers enrichment/learning opportunities through international course-related travel and cultural immersion. Such opportunities are coordinated with academic coursework completed at the main campus in Bluefield, VA. The College is committed to global education and has established an exchange program with the Jiangsu Second Normal University in Nanjing, China, whereby Bluefield College faculty and students engage in cultural exchange with China in May. Every fall, Chinese students and faculty participate in the Bluefield College academic environment. Similar opportunities are available in Thailand at Mahidol University in Bangkok, as well as “glocal” activities in United States urban settings, such as Chicago.

For more information, please contact Dr. María Zalduondo at the contact information listed below or by using the following inquiry form. Go on, get out there!

Note: A student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Bluefield College may be considered enrollment at Bluefield College for the purpose of applying for assistance under the title IV, HEA Program.

Contact Information

Maria Zalduondo
Associate Professor of Languages; Director, Global Education