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Global Experiences

Engaging with other cultures gives you a broader familiarity with our global society. You will experience other cultures in unique ways on campus. You also have options for immersing yourself in another culture to gain a greater understanding of how to adapt to any culture.
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Serve with the Center for Global Connections

SBU’s Center for Global Connections (CGC) coordinates as many as 30 short-term domestic and international service projects annually. Experience diverse cultures, serve others and share the Good News of the Gospel. These projects will expose you to short-term ministry in a cross-cultural context, develop grace-oriented leadership, and provide a healthy, safe, and loving community experience.
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Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a fantastic way to enrich your college experience. Recent SBU students have studied in locations around the world, including Australia, Costa Rica, Italy, and more. The SBU Global staff can help you determine the options that will work best for your personal interests and academic goals.
Learn More About Study Abroad

Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange opportunity that provides grants to recent college graduates, graduate students, and faculty to study, teach, and do research in a foreign country. SBU's Fulbright campus representative can help you with the application process.
Learn More About the Fulbright Program

International and Global Majors

Majors with an intentional focus on international and cross-cultural study will prepare you to serve in a variety of careers anywhere in the world.

Cross-cultural Ministry

This degree will equip you with training in discipleship, evangelism and ministry, with a focus on serving people and communities from other backgrounds.
Learn About the Cross-Cultural Ministry Degree

Global Education — Elementary

Experience coursework in education, intercultural studies, and Christian ministry and complete your student teaching semester at a school outside the U.S.
Learn More About the Global Education — Elementary Degree

Global Education — Middle School

Complete your student teaching semester abroad while still obtaining Missouri teaching certification in grades 5-9 in your chosen content area.
Learn More About the Global Education — Middle School Degree

Intercultural Studies

Receive both academic training and practical experience needed for long-term service in a cross-cultural setting, including a six-month semester abroad.
Learn More About the Intercultural Studies Degree

International Business

Learn foundational business skills while focusing on servant leadership on a global scale, preparing you for a variety of business career opportunities.
Learn More About the International Business Degree
Gabriella Capasso
"There are many international students on campus. If we ever have any problem, we can just go to our professors and they are always ready to help us."
Gabriella Capasso
Current student from Italy

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International Students

Are you a student living outside the U.S. seeking admission to SBU? We gladly welcome international students and third-culture kids to our campus community!
Learn More About International Student Admissions

Helpful Videos

The SBU Global playlist on YouTube provides helpful video content to give you an idea of what life is like as an SBU student and help answer questions you may have.
View the SBU Global Playlist

Location Information

Use our interactive map to virtually visit SBU and explore our campuses and buildings. Check out the "Life in Bolivar" page to learn more about our community.
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Life in Bolivar

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