Academic Exchanges

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Academic Exchanges

Through Candler’s academic exchange program you can spend a semester or a year living and learning in one of 11 different countries. You'll meet other theology students from around the globe, and broaden your understanding of diverse languages, cultures and religious traditions. No matter where you go, this experience will change the way you see the world.

Argentina

Instituto Superior Evangelico de Estudios Teologicos (ISEDET)


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Brazil

Universidade Metodista de Sao Paulo (Methodist University of Sao Paulo)

  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Website: www.metodista.br/
  • Courses taught in: Portuguese
  • Curriculum Specialties: Religious Education/Pedagogy (Freire). Economics/Community Development/Urban Ministries. Liturgy/Music. Wesleyan/Methodist studies. The Church and Culture.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. L. Wesley deSouza and Dr. Jonathan Strom

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Finland

University of Helsinki

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Website: www.helsinki.fi/rre/research/areas.htm
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Bible. Theology/Ethics. Philosophy of Religion. Psychology. The Religious Roots of Europe: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. The Catherine Institute: Christian studies of Eastern Europe, Russia, Orthodoxy, and Byzantine history and culture.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. Carol A. Newsom

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Germany

Georg-August Universität

Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität (LMU)


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Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Department of Religious Studies

  • Location: Kumasi, Ghana
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Bible. Religion and Science. Religion, Medicine, and Health. Islam. Christianity in West Africa. Ethics. African Traditional Religions. Christianity and Culture.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey

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Kenya

St. Paul’s University, Faculty of Theology

  • Location: Limuru, Kenya
  • Website: http://www.spu.ac.ke/
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Islam/Christian-Muslim Relations. Development (Masters in Development Studies: Children and Development, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Community Development, Theology and Development). Faith and Health (HIV/AIDS). Gender Studies. Pastoral Care.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. Karen D. Scheib, Dr. Jonathan Strom; Mimi Kiser and Dr. John Blevins– Rollins School of Public Health

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Korea

Methodist Theological University (MTU)


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Puerto Rico

Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico

  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Website: www.se-pr.edu/
  • Courses taught in: Spanish/English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. Christian Education. Ministerial Formation. Opportunities for living with a family and interning with a congregation.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. David O. Jenkins

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Scotland

University of St. Andrew, St Mary’s College, School of Divinity (Robert T. Jones, Jr. Fellowship)

  • Location: Scotland
  • Website: www.st-andrews.ac.uk
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Center for the Study of Religion and Politics (with an emphasis on Latin America). School of International Studies (Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence). Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts. Institute for Bible, Theology, and Hermeneutics (MLitt in Theological Interpretation of Scripture) The More OT Pseudepigrapha Project.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. Ian A. McFarland

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Singapore

Trinity Theological College

  • Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore
  • Website: http://www.ttc.edu.sg
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Center for the Study of Christianity in Asia. Emphasis on student spiritual formation (rooftop prayer garden). Liturgy/Worship. Sacred Music. Asian Christianity. Christian Education.
  • Faculty Contacts(s): Dr. David O. Jenkins

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South Africa

University of KwaZulu Natal

  • Location: Durban and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Center for Oral History and Memory Work/Resilience Studies supporting HIV/AIDS orphans. Center for Constructive Theology. Ujamaa Center for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research. Gender Studies. Religion and Theology in the African Context. Hindu and Islamic Studies. Religion and Social Transformation. Catholic Theology and Christian Spirituality.
  • Faculty Contacts(s): Dr. Elizabeth M. Bounds and Dr. Jonathan Strom

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Sweden

Stockholm School of Theology

  • Location: Bromma/Stockholm, Sweden
  • Website: www.ths.se/site/index.php/in-english.html
  • Courses taught in: English – spring semester
  • Curriculum Specialties: Human Rights. Peacebuilding. Scholarships for Candler students participating in spring travel seminar to Israel and Palestine.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall

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United Kingdom

Wesley House – University of Cambridge
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Website: http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Church History. Biblical Studies. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Ancient, Medieval and Modern Judaism. Patristics. Christian Systematic Theology. Religions and the Natural Sciences. Religion and the Social Sciences. Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and Sanskrit studies. Islam and Indian Religions. The Study of World Christianities. This requires a full-year of study in Cambridge.
  • Faculty Contact: Dr. Jonathan Strom

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Zimbabwe

Africa University

  • Location: Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • Website: www.africau.edu
  • Courses taught in: English
  • Curriculum Specialties: Wesleyan/Methodist Studies. Health (HIV/AIDS). Conflict Transformation. The Religions of Africa and African Context for Christian Studies. Agriculture/Land Use. M.A.R. - Leadership for NGOs. Teaching Religion and Theology in Secondary Schools. Gender Studies.
  • Faculty Contact(s): Dean Jan Love and Dr. Jonathan Strom

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Other Opportunities for Academic Study Abroad

Candler students may arrange to study at other accredited, graduate level theological schools around the world which are not listed above. Generally, this requires taking a leave of absence from Candler, applying and receiving admittance to the other theological school, then transferring credits earned toward the degree at Candler.

In addition, new opportunities for international academic exchange and pastoral internships are being developed. Contact the following individuals for more information about the following:

Pastoral internships: Dr. Thomas W. Elliott, Jr., Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of Contextual Education II, Director of the Teaching Parish Program and Ministry Internships, thomas.elliott@emory.edu or 404.727.3006.

International opportunities: Dr. Jonathan Strom, Associate Professor of Church History; Director of International Initiatives, at jstrom@emory.edu or 404.727.4168. Rev. Ellen Echols Purdum, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation, at ellen.echols.purdum@emory.edu or 404.727.4538

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"Studying abroad gave me a chance to expand my theological perspective by engaging in real dialogue with people from very different cultural backgrounds."
-Alex Thompson, MDiv