Learning in New Ways

Study Abroad

You may not wish or be able to spend a full year or semester abroad, so D&E offers many other opportunities to experience and learn off-campus.

Through internships and mission/service-based tours, D&E has formed close bonds with communities all around the world and our students have traveled to locations of which they could only dream.


Class and Spring Break Expeditions

Environmental Studies: Ecuador 2009 and 2013

D&E students and faculty retraced the voyage of Charles Darwin to the Galapagos Islands and explored the central highlands and rainforest of Ecuador. Darwin’s theories of evolution and natural selection were studied as well as an introduction to the region’s geology and ecology.

Environmental Writing: Peru 2010

A unique interdisciplinary experience combined English with Environmental Studies. Students traveled to Peru and, after living in the village of Vicos and exploring Huaraz, they put their observations into writing.

Cultural/Humanitarian Exchange: Kenya 2011 and 2013

Thanks to a unique partnership with African churches in the area, D&E students traveled to Nyeri, Kenya and the National Museums of Nairobi, experiencing first-hand the people, culture and wildlife of Kenya.

History (WWII): Europe 2013

Seventy years after D-Day, D&E students were able to witness the effects of World War II on a trip that began with a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms in London and stretched from the then-German occupied Rouen and Paris to the cityscape of Berlin.

Art: Italy and Greece 2014

Combining travel and instruction, D&E students from an art theory course, and diversity and geography classes traveled to Italy and Greece, visiting two major ancient cities, Rome and Athens, and numerous significant sites along the way, including The Sistine Chapel, the ruins of Pompeii and the Acropolis and Parthenon.

Theology: Nicaragua 2015

In the almost 40 years following the 1972 earthquake that devastated Managua, Nicaraguan churches have partnered with local organizations to promote agricultural sustainability and peaceful reconciliation in communities. As part of a course in liberation theology, D&E students and professors combined education, travel, service and fun into an exhilarating experience.


Study Abroad Sampler

Biology: Thailand

Several D&E students have traveled to Thailand where they studied biology and conservation, as well as religion. The result was a better understanding and appreciation for respective religious practices and opportunities to travel throughout this exotic land.

Media/Theatre: London

A popular destination among many D&E students looking for their first experience out of the country or studying abroad, London has been visited due to its strong roots in literature and wide array of entertainment and media outlets.