What Counts?

Criteria Considered For Approval:

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
  1. Geographic location: normally outside the United States and Canada, but opportunities within these countries may be considered
  2. Exposure to various levels of ethnic diversity: such as language, customs, and worldviews
  3. Time frame: May be completed as early as the summer preceding the senior year of high school
  4. Length: Minimum of six consecutive nights in context

Missionary Kids, Study Abroad, and International Students:

Please keep in mind that MKs (Missionary Kids), students completing Study Abroad semesters, and students who have lived abroad must STILL complete a Cross-Cultural Experience Form (.doc) and submit it to the Cross-Cultural Experience Office in order to fulfill this requirement for graduation regardless of how many years were spent living abroad. 

International students do NOT need to complete a Cross-Cultural Experience Form.

Options For Satisfying The Experience:

  1. Participate in one of the various semester/summer-long, approved, cross-cultural programs such as the following:
    • Australia Studies Program
    • Bolivian Evangelical University
    • Chez Vous Summer Study in France
    • China Studies Program
    • Daystar University (Kenya)
    • Hong Kong Baptist University
    • Ireland – An Tobar Nua
    • Jerusalem University College
    • Latin American Studies Program (Costa Rica)
    • Middle East Studies Program (Egypt)
    • Oxford Summer Programme (England)
    • Paris Semester
    • Russian Studies Program
    • Scholars' Semester in Oxford (England)
    • Semester in Spain
    • Uganda Studies Program
  2. Participate in one of the many cross-cultural travel experiences sponsored by an Asbury University faculty member or department.
  3. Participate in an approved non-Asbury University program sponsored by a mission agency or local church.
  4. Participate in the Asbury Initiative Program.
  5. Prior international experience such as living in a cross-cultural setting or other appropriate cross-cultural experiences will be considered for approval on a case-by-case basis.