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Summer 2020 Off-Campus Programs

Wheaton College faculty design and lead a variety of summer international or domestic study programs to complement and enhance the on-campus academic experience. Here are the Summer 2020 programs (for-credit):

Ancient Israel Graduate Summer Program
June 15 - July 31, 2020

Graduate students spend three weeks in Jerusalem taking Jerusalem University College’s intensive short-term program in Historical and Geographical Settings to discover the ways that Biblical events can be placed in their proper geographical, historical and cultural context. The next four weeks are spent participating fieldwork/excavation at Tel Shimron, a site perched high above the Jezreel Valley on the Nazareth Ridge in Israel with a commanding view of Mount Carmel to the southwest. Learn more >>>


Arts in London
May 12 - June 4, 2020

Arts in London is a four-week culture program in London, England. The program offers a variety of opportunities for students to attend concerts, theater, opera, and ballet and visit museums and art galleries while living in London. Day-long excursions to Canterbury and Cambridge provide the opportunity to experience "the arts" in different areas of Britain, while Celtic culture is explored during a long weekend in Wales. Learn more >>>



Tel Shimron Excavation
June 21 - July 31, 2020

Tel Shimron, an ancient city in Northern Israel with biblical and historical significance, is the location of Wheaton College’s archaeological excavation, sponsored by generous support from the Museum of the Bible. Each summer, Wheaton students have had the opportunity to join a six week dig in Israel, led by Professor of Archaeology, Dr. Daniel Master. Learn more >>>


Western European Philosophies of Education
June 13 - July 5, 2020

Explore the different theoretical and practical approaches to schooling across international boundaries and the way these differences are informed by philosophical and cultural ideals. This summer, Wheaton students have the opportunity to join a three-week program in Italy, Germany, and England, led by Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Mark Jonas. Learn more >>>


Wheaton in the Black Hills
June 1 - July 24, 2020

Wheaton in the Black Hills is a four or eight-week program held at the beautiful 50-acre Science Station campus in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The program offers students the opportunity to complete all of their CATC natural science (SP/SIP) and Advanced Integrative Seminar (AIS) requirements in one summer - living together and studying God's creation in a dynamic Christian community.  Field trip excursions provide the opportunity to experience "science" in the great outdoors. Courses are also offered for Biology, Environmental Science, and Geology majors. Learn more>>>


Wheaton in the Holy Lands
May 17 - June 26, 2020

Wheaton in the Holy Lands 2020 is a study of the New Testament, Christian theology and historical geography through on-site lecture/instruction in Israel, Greece, and Rome. Students engage with issues of the theological development of the Church through the centuries, its historic faith expressions, and dialogue with other faith traditions. The six-week program offers students the experience of a lifetime, exploring the Holy Lands under the guidance and instruction of Wheaton professors and local experts.

This year, the program will be led by Dr. George Kalantzis and Dr. David Lauber, who will provide biblical, historical, and theological lectures and commentary as students study the life and times of Jesus and the Apostles in Israel, and Paul and the early church in Greece and Rome. In addition, supplementary lectures on ancient historical, cultural, and geographical backgrounds will be provided by faculty and local guides of Jerusalem University College in Israel and Hellenic Scripture Union in Europe. Students will be introduced to a variety of Christian traditions and how these traditions have been preserved and developed throughout the history of the church. We will engage with historic Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant expressions of faith, as well as enter into dialogue with Jews and Muslims in Israel/Palestine. Learn More >>>

Wheaton in Québec
May 15 - June 19, 2020

Wheaton in Québec is a language and culture program in the French speaking province of Québec. Students study the Québec culture including its history, cinema, folklore, literature and song. Learn more >>>

Wheaton in Spain
May 19 - July 11, 2020

Summer study in Salamanca, Spain offers courses in advanced Spanish language and civilization for both language majors and non-majors. Language courses are taught by native Spanish instructors; civilization courses are taught by Wheaton faculty. Students live in Spanish homes for one month. The program includes two weeks of touring; sites visited may include Madrid, El Escorial, Toledo, Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, Mérida, Segovia, Avila, León, Santiago de Compostela, Bilbao and other locations of interest.  The final week in Barcelona includes a service project with national Christians. Learn more >>>


Wheaton in Washington, D.C.
May 13 - June 5, 2020

Wheaton in Washington offers students an inside look into the work of men and women in the nation's capital. After advanced preparation on campus, students travel to Washington D.C. to interact with people who work in a wide range of organizations in many different fields.  Each weekday is filled with interviews and sessions with legislators, congressional aides, interest group and NGO leaders, think tank experts, journalists, religious leaders, lobbyists, adminstration officials, and more. Learn more >>>


Wheaton in the Northwoods (WIN)
Session 1: May 16-29, 2020; Session 2: May 30-June 12, 2020

Wheaton in the Northwoods allows students to complete select required classes in just a few weeks. Students study at HoneyRock, the Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Classes are offered in a modular, intensive format with an average class size of 16 students or less. You can also enjoy all of HoneyRock's activities at your own pace: climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, water skiing, and more! Learn more >>>