Academic details

Bolivia-TroyHutsonStudents meet the Bluffton University cross-cultural requirement by choosing one of the following options.

Short-term Cross-cultural Experience

(3 semester hours)
The university offers a variety of experiences from which students may choose, according to their interest in a particular location or theme or their long-range career plans. Domestic and international experiences are available during the month of May.

Foreign Language

(6 semester hours)
Students may choose to study one foreign language for six semester hours as a way to fulfill the cross-cultural requirement. Currently Bluffton offers Spanish.

Semester Program

Guatemala -  (15 semester hours)
Spend a semester investigating the integration of ancient Mayan culture and modern life. Live with Guatemalan families in Guatemala City and take Spanish classes at CASAS, Central American Study and Service program, classes about Guatemalan history and culture and about making peace. A field placement will give you the experience of a second Guatemalan community and an organization working to better the lives of the people in the community.

Washington Community Scholars' Center (WCSC) - (15 semester hours)
Discover Washington, life, cultural diversity, career-building opportunities, a broad range of university classes and the connections between faith and work at the Washington Community Scholars' Center.

Alternative semester-long opportunities>>>>

Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor