from Dr. Rafe Payne ( in the Biological Science Department.

selected by the Institute). For more information, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Biola or visit www. focusi International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) The International Student Exchange Program provides unique opportunities for Biola students to study at Christian universities in Korea and Japan. Students can study at Handong University, Hannam University, Jeon Ju University, Seoul Women's University, and Yonsei University in Korea, or at Tokyo Christian University in Japan. Biola stu­ dents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for up to two semesters of exchange study. For additional information and an application, contact Dr. Sung Lee ( in the Department of International Student Education. CCCU: Off-Campus Study Programs The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), an asso­ ciation of over ninety institutions, offers the following semester and summer programs to students of its member institutions. Because Biola University is a member of the Council, our students can partici­ pate in a wide variety of CCCU off-campus study programs. These are available to juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (with the exception of the Scholar's Semester in Oxford, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.5). For further information regarding academic requirements, financial arrangements, and schedule planning see the program directors listed below for each program. Visit the CCCU website: AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM {ASP) Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program has served hundreds of students as a"Washington, D.C., campus'.' ASP uses Washington as a stimulating educational laboratory where colle­ gians gain hands-on experience with an internship in their chosen field and explore pressing national and international issues in public policy seminars that are issue-oriented, interdisciplinary and led by ASP faculty and Washington professionals. Internships are tailored to fit students' talents and aspirations, and are available in a wide range of fields. ASP bridges classroom and marketplace, combining biblical reflections, policy analysis and real-world experience. Students are exposed to on-the-job learning that helps them build for their future and gain perspective on the calling of God for their lives. They are challenged in a rigorous course of study to discover for themselves the meaning of Christ's lordship in putting their beliefs into practice. The aim of the program is to help Council schools prepare their stu­ dents to live faithfully in contemporary society as followers of Christ. Participating students may earn 16 semester hours of credit. For ad­ ditional information, contact Dr. David Peters ( in the Department of History, Government & Social Science. Recommended Credits Foundation for Public Involvement & Policy Analysis ........................... 2 Domestic Com onents

Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) Students attending the Creation Care Study Program spend the fall or spring semester. The purpose of CCSP is to provide Christian­ based undergraduate education that is cross-cultural and interdisci­ plinary, with a focus on the welfare of all God's creation, both human and nonhuman, through the sustainable stewardship of the earth's interconnected systems. The CCSP mission is accomplished by the interconnected dimen­ sions of ecology, theology, culture, and Christian discipleship. An opportunity to interact with community leaders, work with non-gov­ ernment organizations, live among the Belizean people and explore the remarkable natural resources of Belize, including the second largest Barrier reef in the world and the rich diversity of a tropical rainforest. Excursions to the barrier Reef, Mayan ruins and other areas of interest in Belize, Mexico and Guatemala occur throughout the semester. Additionally each semester students have opportunities for independent travel around Belize or other countries in Central America. CCSP also offers similar semester-long educational experi­ ence in New Zealand. For information and an application, contact Dr. Murray Decker ( in the lntercultural Studies Department.

Development Studies Program in Honduras (DSPH)

This program is for students who are interested in careers in develop­ ment or who simply want to understand more clearly how their lives are linked to those of the poor. Students live with a Honduran family, study Spanish and theories of economic development as they play themselves out in the context of poor nations. Students visit banana plantations, farms that grow shrimp for export, and the agriculture, health and literacy projects of development organizations. The pro­ gram is designed for students who want to have a career in working with the poor. For additional information and an application, see Dr. Brad Christerson ( in the Sociology Department. Focus on the Family Institute (FFI) The Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a highly competitive college opportunity that focuses on leadership training with the goal of restoring families, reviving the church and transforming society. A semester at the Institute provides personalized experience that strengthens students' love for Christ and for families. The program offers 15 credit hours (8 during the summer) in a supporting and exciting community living and learning environment. Regardless of academic discipline, a semester at the Institute is considered one of the best"life training experiences'.' Biola students may apply following their sophomore year, and must meet with the Dean of Academic Records to ensure that course selection fits with graduation requirements (final candidates are


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