While Baylor offers a plethora of study abroad opportunities, the following have been very popular with Honors College students:
In cooperation with the Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, this program provides a blended curriculum with students learning from both European and Baylor professors. In addition, students are also able to travel to major city centers in Western Europe, such as Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and Florence.
The Baylor in Maastricht for the Pre-Med Track offers courses specifically designed with pre-med students in mind: students will choose 4 out of 5 Baylor courses taught by a physician and an epidemiologist as well as 1 of 3 courses taught by Dutch professors. Students are given time at the end of the semester for independent travel and study.
“The diverse and cross-cultural experiences Maastricht gave me during my time abroad had a direct impact not just on my education, but on my life. I am grateful that the Maastricht premed program allowed me to take advantage of studying abroad while still taking pre-med courses. I truly believe the Baylor in Maastricht program is an unrivaled opportunity that enriches your life as a student, and it remains one of the most transformative times in my education today.” -Zachary Speciale, Honors Program, Medical Humanities, Class of 2021; Maastricht University, Fall 2018
Students combine rigorous coursework with an internship at the nation’s capital thus gaining both academic and professional development. Previously, students have interned for various senators, the FBI, NPR, the Children’s Defense Fund, the Department of Defense, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the NAACP. CLICK HERE to read more about Baylor in Washington, D.C.
Baylor in St. Andrews is well-suited for those interested in the Arts and the Humanities and is especially appropriate for students interested in philosophy and religion and their intersections and manifestations in culture and history. Students take one course taught by a Baylor faculty program director; all other courses will be chosen from St. Andrews’ rigorous undergraduate curriculum.
The most rigorous of study abroad programs offered at Baylor, the Scholar’s Semester at Oxford offers students an opportunity to study at the world’s most prestigious university under its unique tutoring system. In addition to taking a demanding course load, students have watched Shakespeare at the Globe, punted on the River Isis, visited the home of C.S. Lewis, and explored medieval ruins.
“Oxford challenged me to take charge of my own education. It asked big questions and demanded thoughtful answers. My time at the University gave me the skills and confidence to approach the classroom -- and life -- with enthusiasm and curiosity. It was a life-changing experience!” –Amanda Cordero, University Scholar with concentrations in English Literature and Writing, Class of 2019; the University of Oxford, Fall 2018