What if you could travel to Europe while taking a semester’s worth of credits for half the price, and completing it in six weeks instead of the usual 15?
For the first time ever, Corban’s Ambex program makes traveling even easier and more affordable by offering a summer study abroad program in Italy, Germany and England from May 26 to July 7.
Students who go on this trip will spend 42 days on a whirlwind tour and receive up to 12 academic credits, knocking out World Thought and Culture, plus other required classes.
“It’s just a great opportunity to get your feet wet, without the hassle of doing all your own research, coordination and the language barriers,” said Kelley Orr, Resident Life director of Ambex.
Two tracks of classes taught by professors from Colombia International University, the Master’s College and Corban give students options for the trip. In Italy, Art History or Christian Worldview will be offered on the tour through Venice, Florence and Rome. Students on the Germany tour through Regensburg, Wittenburg and Munich have the option of History/Theology of the Reformation or International Business, while the England tour highlighting Oxford and London offers British Literature or Puritan Theology. The class European People and Places immerses students in the various cultures they experience throughout the whole trip.
Corban professor Sam Baker, who will teach Christian Worldview and Puritan Theology, says that nothing beats the opportunity to study in Europe during the summer, and if he were in college again, he would go “in a heartbeat.”
“The huge benefit for the summer program is the concentrated program,” Baker said. Forty-two days taking four classes is faster than 15 weeks of a normal semester, and the cost difference is huge. “You can’t beat that, because you’re in Europe!”
The Ambex summer program costs $8,950, including tuition, museum fees, in-Europe transportation, and all lodging and meals. Each credit hour is priced at $495, less than half of Corban’s normal credit hour costs ($1040), according to Orr. Each day divided out is priced at $213.
“Since this is our inaugural summer semester, and we’re trying to gain a lot of interest, we’ve priced the program at a rock-bottom low,” said Kelley. “It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get all that an AMBEX semester has to offer for such an incredible deal.”
The program currently has 10 students signed up, but Orr said they need more than 20. Corban sophomore Katie Wilson is signed up to go for the Italy portion of the tour, where her father professor Wilson will be teaching Art History.
“Everybody should see Europe and this is the best time to see it,” she said. “It has so much to offer…ask anyone who’s been [to Ambex] if it was worth it and 10 times out of 10 the enthusiastic answer is yes!”