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Summer 2019 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 2019 programs (for-credit):

Shakespeare in the Black Hills
August 12 - August 23, 2019

In August, students, faculty, and Arena Theater alums will return to the Black Hills Science Station for two weeks of theater training, community building, theater work, and rest. Students (and interested grads) will take classes each day from Master Teachers including Felicia Bertch (Head of BFA-Acting Program, University of Texas-Arlington, Character Mask) and Jenn Cribbs (NYC- Patsy Rodenburg-Certified Voice Trainer). For students, this work will culminate in a fully-produced on-campus Mask ‘show’ upon our return to campus. Learn more >>>


Ancient Israel Graduate Summer Program
June 10 - August 3, 2019

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 five 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 >>>


European Theatre Studies
June 5 - June 16, 2019

Students will attend plays, participate in workshops and attend lectures/discussions at the Prague Quadrennial. When possible, plays will be selected that expose the students to a Euro-centric production style - typically more visual and nonlinear than American realist productions. Students will also attend workshops while in Prague and have opportunity to discuss theatre practice with local and international professional artists. Learn more >>>



Iron Sharpens Iron
May 13 - July 5, 2019

In 2019, The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics (FPE) invites students to join us as we focus on the economics and politics of Southeast Asia. Students will observe how different political and economic approaches impact human flourishing in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. This compact area contains the most populated Muslim country in the world, the most economically advanced country in Asia, one country that was at war with America for approximately 10 years and a country with the largest religious complex in the world. Students will meet with business, political and church leaders during this once in a lifetime study program. Retired U.S. Navy JAG Captain David Iglesias is the FPE Director and former United States Attorney for New Mexico; he will be leading the trip along with four Wheaton College faculty instructors. Learn more >>>


Pilgrimage to Santiago
May 22 - June 19, 2019

The Pilgrimage to Santiago is a four-week course in Spain. The French way of St. James is a museum of over 800k, where over a thousand years, pilgrims have hiked to what is thought the remains of St. James (one of the sons of Zebedee) in Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is credited with bringing the Gospel to Spain and the course will be a combination of the history of Spain, the history of the Camino de Santiago, art history, and travel as a Spiritual transformation. Students will walk the last 120k in the northern part of Spain over 18 days and will ultimately reach their destination in Santiago de Compostela where they will receive their "pilgrim" certificate. Learn More>>>


Printing, Propaganda, and Progress
May 13 - June 20, 2019

The printing press is arguably the most revolutionary and profound agent of change the world has seen in its political, social, religious, and economic affairs since the phonetic alphabet. How Johannes Gutenberg, the son of a religious economist and himself a goldsmith, combined the technologies of paper, oil-based ink, hot-metal type, and the screw-type wine press to achieve the medium of the book, the world’s first mass-produced commodity, and what its immediate and long-ranging effects were, will be the primary focus of the course.  Learn more >>>


Tel Shimron Excavation
June 23 - August 2, 2019

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
May 24 - June 14, 2019

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 Germany, France and England, led by Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Mark Jonas. Learn more >>>


Wheaton in the Black Hills
June 3 - July 26, 2019

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 Costa Rica
May 23 - July 18, 2019

Wheaton in Costa Rica is an eight-week summer program that combines language study and practice, cultural immersion, and travel and service learning. It provides students a unique opportunity to live in and learn about the culture, language, and people of Costa Rica. After the first week of orientation, students live with Costa Rican families in San Rafael, Heredia for the duration of the program. In addition, students have the opportunity to travel to other regions including the interior of Costa Rica, both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, as well as to neighboring Nicaragua*. Learn more >>>

*Travel to Nicaragua may be cancelled if current political conditions persist

Wheaton in England
May 20 - July 17, 2019

The Wheaton in England 2019 program centers around the idea of spiritual and literary pilgrimage. In the unifying seminar, students read select literary offerings that offer the chance to practice spiritual and academic reflection on how language and place mutually constitute each other and become locales in which we are guest and host of the Spirit of God. Students select from a range of courses: a place-centered survey of Victorian literature, a Medieval literature course that figures the intersection of memory and place as a site of both Christian devotion and literary production, and figure courses that offer visions of land and pilgrimage from Eliot's desolate landscapes to Chaucer's vibrant (and sometimes disturbing) urban spaces. Learn more>>>


Wheaton in Germany
May 19 - July 19, 2019

Wheaton in Germany is a summer study program enabling students to build their language proficiency in German, deepen their learning through visits to sites of historical interest, and develop their intercultural competence through interactions with native speakers. Based in Munich and Berlin, the program also includes side travel to other German cities and Salzburg, Austria. Learn More>>>


Wheaton in the Holy Lands
May 19 - June 29, 2019

Wheaton in the Holy Lands 2019 is a study of the New Testament, Christian theology and historical geography through on-site lecture/instruction in Israel, Greece, and Rome. In addition, through contact with leaders of Roman Catholic and non-western churches, Wheaton in the Holy Lands engages students with issues of the theological development of the Church through the centuries. 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. Matthew Bruce (Theology) and Dr. Chris Vlachos (New Testament).  Dr. Bruce and Dr. Vlachos will provide biblical, historical, and theological lectures and commentary as students study the life and times of Jesus and the Apostles in Israel, Paul and the early church in Greece and Rome, and the Apocalypse on the island of the Patmos.  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 also be introduced to a variety of Christian traditions and how these traditions have been preserved and developed throughout the history of the church, with special attention given to Palestinian Christianity, Jewish Messianism, Orthodox Christianity, and Roman Catholicism. Learn More >>>

Wheaton in the Northwoods

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! Apply Now>>>