Starting in summer 2017, York College will offer a five-week study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria.

The study abroad experience will combine faith and learning in an international context with a small community of York College students and staff. Students in this program will have the opportunity to travel Europe, enroll in specially designed courses, and participate in unique spiritual growth activities. Since it seeks to integrate faith and learning, the program will be created and implemented in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Spiritual Development office. Dr. Shane Mountjoy, provost, Dr. Sam Garner, director of spiritual development, and Dr. Erin DeHart, associate professor of education, will lead the program in 2017.

“This has the potential to be one of the most spiritually formative programs that we offer,” Garner said. “The opportunity to travel, study, and worship together in Europe with a small group of York College participants will be a life-changing experience.”

“We’re not just teaching courses in a classroom in another country. It will be an intentional community building opportunity as students and faculty learn and experience together,” added Mountjoy.

Participating students will earn six upper division credit hours in the summer semester, including one Bible course and one elective humanities course. The experience will also include 10 days of open travel time at the end of the trip, where students will be encouraged to explore other parts of Europe on their own.

The trip will be affordable and competitively priced and includes travel, accommodations, and course credit for six upper division hours.
An informational meeting for interested students will be held in the Mackey Center, Miller Room, on Wednesday, April 20, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of the Provost at (402) 363-5614.