Semester Abroad

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For Global Ministries Department (GMD) students there is a Semester Abroad study program offered in the fall of the senior year for those who desire to spend a semester abroad during their TFC experience. With faculty guidance, the student may select one of the various centers located outside the U.S. and complete the fall semester classes while overseas. By selecting this option, the student does not do the six-week summer internship but instead fulfills the internship requirement via the Semester Abroad program. While this opportunity is open to all GMD students, those majoring in Cross-cultural Adult Education, Cross-cultural Business Administration, and Sustainable Community Development will need to give extra attention to their study program so as to make this opportunity a reality. The student’s academic advisor will help in the process.

For more information about the Semester Abroad program, please contact Professor Joyce Griffin, or 1-888-785-5624, ext. 5398.

To find out more information about Semester & Study Abroad opportunities at TFC, visit our Study Abroad page.


Hear what some Semester Abroad students are saying:

  1. “I chose the semester abroad option because I wanted to be able to experience a new culture as much as possible. I expected that the longer period of time overseas would serve to either enhance or refine my personal call to overseas missions. Additionally, the financial benefits were attractive for me.”

  2. “Over the three months in Bosnia-Herzegovina, I have received clarity in my calling to serve. The romance of missions has begun to dissipate, and I am getting to see better what real life overseas is like. I am learning so much about how the work of God is individualized. Every place presents a new set of challenges, and it has been a refining process for me.”

  3. “I have been able to spend my time abroad to revise my expectations. Marrying the knowledge, I learn in the classroom with what is actually happening on the field is interesting. I thought I knew what a missionary should look or act or talk like….that is not always a reality. I have been able to find a practical application for things I have learned, and this has enriched the knowledge I learned. I feel that my experience at Toccoa Falls College has been more well rounded through this experience.”

Learn more about Semester & Study Abroad opportunities at TFC, visit our Study Abroad page!