France - Arizona Christian University

The May 2021 Exploration Study to France and Germany has been cancelled.
Please check back in July 2021 for updated dates for May 2022.

Study abroad

France & Germany

Planning to Study Abroad?

We are thrilled about your decision to study abroad! Whether it is for a full semester or just a few weeks, your study abroad experiences will be one of the most enriching of your life. The Office of Study Abroad is here to help you get where you want to go. Let’s get started!

Application Process

Step 1: Contact the Office of Study and make an appointment to discuss your study abroad plan. This is a key part of the process.Please email Sierra Sweet for an appointment.
[email protected]

Step 2: Complete the following forms and submit them to the Office of Study Abroad (The Exploration Study Program is limited to 22 students and applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis):

  • ACU Study Abroad Application
  • Payment Agreement & Acknowledgement Form

When submitting your application, make sure to discuss any financial concerns or questions with the Office of Study Abroad. The Financial Aid Office is the best resource to understand how scholarships and financial aid factor into each study abroad option. Federal and Institutional Aid is not available for the Exploration Study Program.

Step 3: After the study abroad coordinator notifies you that your application has been approved, return with your approval slip to your EMS who will register you for the class.

Step 4: Apply for a passport if you do not already have one. Visit Passport Information for more information. 

Step 5: Make all deposits and payments (on Populi) by the designated deadlines for your program.

A Trip of a Lifetime

The HUM 302 Exploration Study course allows you to discover all Humanities 302 has to offer but set in the beautiful landscape of France and Germany. The course is faculty-led and will cover the time period 1900 to present while exploring the great cities of Paris and Berlin and covering topics such as the arts, philosophy, ethics, science, government, church, and the family. HUM 302 explores the human experience and the development of ideas throughout human history. Themes of truth, beauty, justice, and goodness are examined in light of local, global, and popular culture from a biblical worldview.
Prerequisite: BIB 322.

Program at a Glance

Where: Paris, France and Berlin, Germany
When: May 8–17, 2021 (10 Days); Summer Term 2021
Course: Humanities 302 (3 credits) OR Elective Bible course (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIB 322 – Must be completed by end of Spring 2021.
Program Cost: $3,995 (subject to change)
Price Includes: Round trip flight, airport pickup and drop off, housing, daily breakfast and dinner, local tour guides and entry fees, 3 credit-hours, all educational and administrative fees.
Registration open until: Monday, January 27, 2021
Minimum Trip capacity: 12 students must be registered by January 27, 2021, or the trip will not run.
Trip cancellation policy: If the trip is canceled by ACU due to low enrollment, all funds will be refunded and the student will be enrolled in the campus spring HUM 302 course.
Maximum Trip Capacity: 22 students (first-come-first-served basis)

This class needs both EMS and the Study Abroad Office approval before students may register.


How much does the Greece Exploration Study Cost?
$3,995 (subject to change)

What is included in the total price?
Round trip flight, airport pickup and drop off, housing, daily breakfast and dinner, local tour guides and entry fees, 3-credit hours.

If I can’t raise enough money by the time I go, can I get a refund?
No, all payments are non-refundable.

When is the application fee due?
The application fee of $300 must be turned in with the application, no later than January 27, 2021.

Is the $300 application fee part of the total?
Yes, the $300 application fee is part of the total cost of the trip.  Once you pay your application fee, subtract $300 from the total cost of the trip to find the remainder due.

When is the last date I can apply?
Final date to apply is January 27, 2021 – first come first served basis.

Can I use financial aid for this program?
Institutional aid may not be used for the Exploration Study Program.

What is the minimum number of student that can go?
A minimum of 12 students must register for this class by January 27, 2021 or the trip will be canceled.

What happens if we don’t get the minimum number of 12 students to go and the trip is canceled?
Your money will be refunded and you will stay enrolled in a HUM 302 on campus.

What is the maximum amount of students that can go?
22 students

What if we’ve already reached the maximum of 22 students?
You will be put on a waiting list in the case that anyone cancels. Please register for the regular Hum 302 class on campus.

Will I need a passport?
Yes, the expiration date on the passport needs to be at least 6 months past the return date of the trip.

How do I get a passport?
Click here for more information on passports. 

Applications are not considered complete until they are approved by the Office of Study Abroad.