Study Abroad

Faculty members from various departments lead students on Study Abroad programs, including faculty on the Religious Studies Committee. In recent years, ECU programs with substantial religious content have visited Egypt, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, and Mexico.

These are educational journeys for which students receive academic credit. A number of different funding agencies and foundations support foreign travel for academic purposes.

Dr. Nyangweso has led the Study abroad program to Kenya since 2013. She is already planning the year 2016. If interested, contact her at


Sacred Space in India

Each summer from 2006 to 2011, Dr. Maher, Director of ECU's Religious Studies Program, has conducted a study abroad program to India. He is currently planning a program for 2012. Each year, students have visited sites sacred to adherents of many World Religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Jainism. Participants earned 6 s.h. credits as Humanities General Ed electives or as general electives for their major. There are no prerequisites, and instruction is in English.

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For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Mary Nyangweso
(252) 737-2422