Study Abroad

Learn world history by seeing it for yourself! Study abroad for the summer, a semester or the year in countries all around the world as part of one of Tennessee Wesleyan's international programs. The Study Abroad Program allows Tennessee Wesleyan College students to study and learn in other countries.

Each study abroad program is coordinated through TWC, so your credits may count toward graduation and you can take your financial assistance with you if you study abroad during the school year.

“To be able to immerse myself in such a different culture was an experience that I will never forget. It was rewarding in ways that I never could have imagined. Colombia is a busy city with 8 million people, which is quite different than Athens, Tenn. To be able to experience that different pace was enthralling." - Emily Miller, a TWC psychology major who studied abroad in Bogotá, Colombia

Study Abroad Opportunities

Faculty-led study abroad tours are available any semester through various departments, including religion and philosophy, english and foreign languages, and fine arts. Previous destinations include Italy, Ireland, India, Paris and London. Alternative fall and spring break trips are also available to students who wish to travel and participate in mission work.

For more information on TWC mission trips and programs, contact Reverend Dr. Chris Dover by phone at 423-252-1110 or by email at cdover@twcnet.edu.

For students who wish to continue their Spanish studies in a Spanish-speaking country, Tennessee Wesleyan College is an affiliate of The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, which has sites for students to study in Córdoba, Argentina, as well as in Seville and Alicante, Spain. Semester programs and summer programs are available.  Satisfactory work in courses taken in any of the programs offered by CC-CS will be accepted for transfer as part of the requirements for completing a degree at Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Students may use financial aid for which they are eligible to help pay the costs of the program. This program facilitates cultural integration, service-learning opportunities, and internships; for more advanced students, courses may be taken at Argentine or Spanish universities with whom the CC-CS partners. Interested students should explore the program options and talk with Elizabeth Ruleman or Lorena Gomez about this opportunity. More information can be found online at SpanishStudies.org.

Upcoming Study Abroad Trips

Spring Break 2015 Spain with Dr. Lorena Gomez:

Over Spring Break, students have the opportunity to spend 9 days in Seville, Spain, on a study abroad trip with Dr. Gomez. Students will earn three credits while learning about Spanish culture and language. Students stay with host families, providing students the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills and gain a deeper appreciation for Spanish culture. Prior to the trip, students are practicing their Spanish-speaking skills utilizing Mango Languages lessons available through the Merner Pfeiffer Library on campus.

Summer 2015 Europe with Dr. Martha Maddox:

Students will have the opportunity to visit multiple European countries this summer through a study abroad program with Dr. Martha Maddox, Professor in TWC’s business department. On this 15 day trip, students will visit eight cities in four countries. Tour destinations include London, Paris, Italy and Greece. During the trip, students will have the opportunity to participate in a London sightseeing tour, a Paris city walk, a Seine River sightseeing cruise, a visit to the Louvre, a Florence walking tour, a Rome city walk, a guided tour of Pompeii, an Athens sightseeing tour, and much more. This trip will be June 30, 2015-July 14, 2015. This trip is open to TWC students, friends, and family, as well as the public. Students can earn academic credit for the trip. For more information, visit www.Explorica.com/Maddox-7875.

Past Study Abroad & Mission Trips

March 2014 - Costa Rica

March 2014 - Colombia

March 2013 - Costa Rica

March 2013 - Honduras

March 2012 - Guatemala

Past U.S. Mission Trips & Alt. Breaks

October 2012 - Heifer Ranch in Little Rock, Ark.

December 2012 - Urbana in St. Louis, Mo.