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Alderson Broaddus University offers academic minors in international studies and offers at least six international studies opportunities for students to study in, and experience, other countries.

European travels include weekends (Thursday afternoons through Sunday Evenings) as well as two ten-day travel opportunities.  These travel experiences are an integral part of the academic program for the Semester in Europe.

Our International Studies program offers Austria, Australia and Belize, Nicaragua, and China.

For more information on these opportunities contact Dr. Jim Daddysman, Alderson Broaddus University International Studies Director,  (304) 457-6270.

A Semester in Europe - Austria Program

The semester of study in Europe is the hallmark of the Alderson Broaddus University international studies programs and offers the students the best opportunity for international study, travel, and experiencing international culture.

The Austria Program provides the students with a semester of study (12 semester hours) at the Alderson Broaddus University Campus in Salzburg, Austria, at Haus Wartenberg, and travel opportunities throughout Europe.  AB is the lead college in a consortium of five colleges that also includes Eastern University, Franklin College, Judson College, and Keuka College.

The courses include subjects taught by faculty chosen from the consortium colleges and are designed to help meet the students’ liberal studies requirements and or majors or minors.  A German language course taught by an Austrian German language professor is also required.  Each student may also arrange for independent studies as long as the total hours for the semester do not exceed 18.  Music lessons may be arranged with professors from the Mozarteum at an addition fee.  Room and board and tuition are the same as those for on campus students.  A program fee to cover roundtrip airfare, ground transportation, and a Eurail train pass is in addition to these costs.

Austria In Its European Setting

This is an on campus class (3 hrs.) taught during the second semester each year.  The students and faculty travel to Salzburg during the week-long spring break.  The group tours Salzburg and its environs.

For more information contact the Social Sciences Department at (304) 457-6240

Salzburg Seminar 

Alderson Broaddus University participates in the Appalachian College Association’s program on globalization that is offered at various times throughout the year at the Schlossleopoldskrone in Salzburg, Austria. The program is primarily for faculty development, but several of the seminars are open to faculty and a small group of select students.

For more information contact Dr. Joan Propst, provost/executive vice president for academic affairs, or Dr. James Daddysman, program director for International Studies, (304) 457-6270

Nicaragua

This program is a non-academic international experience offered in conjunction with PROVADENIC of the Nicaraguan Baptist Convention in partnership with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.  The program is open to all Alderson Broaddus students.  Each student is required to help raise the funds to cover program costs.

To learn more about the Nicaragua Missions contact Dr. James Stinespring, Chaplain, (304) 457-6243.

China

Alderson Broaddus offers students the opportunity of a semester of study at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong, China.  HKBU is a Christian University offering 40 undergraduate degree programs and an excellent and experienced faculty.  Students can join the East-West Encounters program and choose from a variety of local outings and other cultural activities.  Visiting students are housed in the modern 21-story Student Residence Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus.

Dr. Yi Chen of the Alderson Broaddus University Biology Department is active in developing and leading student academic programs to China as well.

For more information on the China program, contact John Hicks, program director for International Studies, Ph. 304.457.6319,  or Dr. Yi Charlie Chen, professor of biology, (304) 457-6277.