Alternate programs

Central America Study and Service (CASAS)
Central American Study and Service is located in Guatemala City. Semester and summer programs offer a variety of emphases including Spanish, peace and justice, development, missions, sociology and social work. CASAS provides an in-country orientation, home stays and numerous field trips.

BestSemester (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities)
BestSemester offers several one-semester study programs in other countries. International locations include Australia, China, Costa Rica, India, Middle East, Oxford, and Uganda. The international locations will meet the cross-cultural requirement. U.S. locations include Los Angeles, Nashville, and Washington D.C. These locations do not meet the cross-cultural requirement. Students participating in an international BestSemester program will remain full-time students at Bluffton for purposes of credit and financial aid.

BCA Study Abroad (Brethren Colleges Abroad)
BCA Study Abroad offers semester and year-long study abroad opportunities in Germany, Spain, Ecuador, and Mexico for foreign language majors and minors. BCA Abroad also offers study abroad options that do not have a language prerequisite. These locations include Austria, Belgium, China, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, and Palestine.


Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor