Trinity Approved Programs

Particularly in light COVID-19, both Trinity and our off-campus program providers are monitoring the ability of students to safely participate, and plan to adjust according to the changing conditions.  Please reference the program websites for their current status, and contact Maria Hodapp, Director of Off-Campus Programs (, for support in planning your future off-campus semester.

Where will you go?

Trinity off-campus programs allow students to spend one semester in Chicago or abroad. These programs are supported with institutional financial aid and enroll students from other Christian colleges.

Experience a new culture. Travel internationally. Make new friends. Be challenged.  Where in the world will you go?

Chicago Semester

Chicago Semester takes advantage of everything the city has to offer—an urban environment and city life, courses that allow you to engage with the city, and an internship in your field of interest.

Semester in Spain

You’ll truly experience life in Spain. You’ll live with a family in Seville, study the Spanish language, literature, and culture, and explore and taste all that Spain has to offer!

Semester in Ecuador

In Quito, Ecuador, you’ll live with an Ecuadorian family, explore the Galapagos and Amazon, and study Spanish, the culture of Ecuador, and get to know life in a developing nation.

China Study Abroad

The China program is offered through Asbury University (Kentucky). This total immersion program includes 5 weeks in Xi’an, a week in Northwest China, 5 weeks in Beijing, climaxing with a week in South China.  Offered in the fall in even years.

Paris Semester

The Paris program, offered through Asbury University (Kentucky), includes an internship (such as visual art, music, media, ministry, or French language). Courses incorporate site visits to major art collections such as the Louvre and Pompidou Center. Prior French language is not required.  Offered in the fall in odd years.

Romania Semester

Students participate in New Horizons Foundation’s unique experiential education mission by interacting with Romanian youth while learning about post-communist Eastern Europe.

Oman Semester

In Muscat, Oman, students experience the Middle East and study Arabic and the Islamic religion with a goal of furthering understanding and trust between Christians and Muslims.

Oxford Semester (Scholars’ Semester in Oxford)

As a student in the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO), you are an official member of Wycliffe Hall and a Registered Visiting Student of the University of Oxford (a privilege for very few visiting students). This is your access point to a 900-year history, world-recognized academic excellence and 119 libraries, with their 11 million books and outstanding electronic resources.

Uganda Studies Program

Chat with classmates on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as you munch on a “rolex” (a local snack of eggs and Chapati). Just 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala, Mukono offers USP students the opportunity to participate in Ugandan culture.

Netherlands Studies Program in Conteporary Europe (SPICE)

Studies Program in Contemporary Europe (SPICE) is a cooperative program with VIAA, a Reformed Christian university in Zwolle, Netherlands. During the spring semester, you’ll live with host families while engaging in the language, culture, and art of Europe.

Washington DC American Studies Program

A Washington, DC semester experience is an investment.  Short-term trips to the nation’s capital give you a glimpse into the important work happening here, the remarkable people dedicated to making a difference, and the inspiring history that reminds us that our work is part of a story much bigger than our own.

Financial Aid

For Trinity Sponsored programs, students may apply 100% of the Trinity institutional financial aid for which they are eligible.

Important Deadline

By February 1 of the year prior to your attendance in the program, you must file a pre-application form with the office of Off-Campus Programs.

Got Questions?

Maria Hodapp

Director of Off-Campus Programs

Office: Groot Hall 031