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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Cusco, Peru; Glasgow, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy; San Jose, Costa Rica; Seoul, South Korea; Seville, Spain; Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom; Valparaiso, Chile;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Full Summer, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2
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  • Restrictions: UTK applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/31/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above (see program description) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French, Korean, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite: None, see program description Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Residence Hall, Student Apartment
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: UT Affiliate Open to non-UTK Students: No
Click here for a definition of this term Experience Type: Service, Study Abroad Program Coordinator: https://programsabroad.utk.edu/meet-our-team
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Communications, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Education, Environment, Environmental Science, European Studies, Exercise Science, French, Global Studies, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, Korean, Language and World Business, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Literature, Management, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Plant Sciences, Political Science, Public Health, Recreation, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Type of Credit: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term In-country or Online?: In-country
Program Description:
ISA Veritas banner 

Overview

ISA Veritas offers study abroad and mission opportunities during short-term, semester and academic year programs. The ISA Veritas mission is to provide college-level study abroad programs at host universities while helping students develop as mission-minded Christian leaders as they learn to live and serve in another culture. Students receive unique immersion and perspective of the host culture, as well as on-site spiritual support from a Mission Mentor, who will help make their time abroad a spiritually challenging and growing experience. Mission Mentors also engage students in Christian community through a local church and other ministry opportunities.

Mission work may be available in the following areas of interest:

  • Campus Ministries
  • Children's Ministry (e.g., teaching Sunday School or tutoring)
  • Elder Care Ministry
  • Homeless Ministry
  • Intercity Ministry
  • Leading Worship
  • Orphanage Ministry
  • Refugee Ministry
  • Social Justice
  • Special Needs
  • Sports
  • Teaching English

ISA Veritas is a division of International Studies Abroad (ISA). ISA is an innovative leader in the study abroad community that has been providing high-quality academic programs with excellent student support at home and abroad, for over 30 years. ISA Veritas is privileged to utilize the experience and infrastructure of ISA to create programs for students interested in participating in missions during a study abroad term. ISA Veritas shares offices and support staff with other ISA programs, and their students will participate in orientation, classes, cultural activities and excursions together.

ISA Veritas students fully participate in an ISA program and receive comprehensive ISA benefits, services and support. With full course offerings in a variety of disciplines, taught in English, as well as options in Korean, Spanish, and French, students have the opportunity to create a greatly rewarding and challenging endeavor with ISA Veritas, enhancing the traditional study abroad experience. ISA Veritas students receive transfer credit from fully-accredited host universities abroad and they may elect to receive additional credit from the ISA Veritas academic sponsor, California Baptist University (CBU).

ISA Veritas students can take part in an optional International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum. This one-credit CBU course aims to enhance and help students internalize their experience and provide the opportunity to reinforce cross-cultural missions. In addition to formalizing the student's mission experience, the course includes reflection activities, journal entries and cultural research. Additional optional CBU coursework may be offered by Veritas during semester and academic year programs, like Global Mission Perspectives, Science & Faith, Cross-Cultural Leadership, Religion & Culture, Comparative Religions, Church History or Renaissance & Reformation.

Locations:

Veritas kids

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Stirling, Scotland
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rome, Italy
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Seville, Spain
  • Valparaiso, Chile

*Information within this webpage is subject to change and program deadlines may vary (late applications may also be possible). Please visit the ISA Veritas website for current program details.

Academics: Semester or Academic Year Programs

Students can select one of the following programs listed according to commonly taught disciplines at ISA host institutions. Each program requires a full-time courseload of 12+ credit hours per semester. Click on each title for course descriptions, syllabi and credit hours, and a description of the optional Veritas courses and International Missions/Service-Learning practicum.

 

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Valparaiso, Chile

 

San Jose, Costa Rica

 

London, England

 

Paris, France

 

Rome, Italy

 

Dunedin, New Zealand

 

Cusco, Peru

 

Glasgow & Stirling, Scotland

 

Cape Town, South Africa

 

Seoul, South Korea

 

Sevilla, Spain

Academics: Summer Programs

Students can select one of the following programs listed according to commonly taught disciplines at ISA host institutions. Click on each title for course descriptions, syllabi and credit hours, and a description of the optional one-credit International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum.

 

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Valparaiso, Chile

 

San Jose, Costa Rica

 

London, England

 

Paris, France

 

Rome, Italy

 

Dunedin, New Zealand

 

Cusco, Peru

 

Glasgow & Stirling, Scotland

 

Seoul, South Korea

 

Sevilla, Spain

Housing Options

ISA housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the local lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. All ISA housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transit routes for getting everywhere you need to go for the program. Please note: specific housing selections may be subject to availability.

  • Homestay:
    Homestays are the norm in many ISA locations and highly encouraged when available. Participants living in homestays will typically be provided with two meals per day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the duration of the program. These benefits are included in the ISA program cost. Students usually share a bedroom with another ISA student, but have the option of paying extra for a private room.

  • ISA Apartment:
    Fully furnished apartments are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis, and availability is limited. Rent is included in the program price, but meals, laundry service, and a refundable security deposit are NOT included.

  • Residence Halls:
    Residence Halls are similar to the American dorm style, however, they are not usually located on a university campus and are not affiliated by a university. Room layouts and amenities vary. In most cases, students will share a double room with another student from their program. There will be a bathroom inside each room or a bathroom shared per floor, and either a small kitchenette in the room or a communal kitchen on the floor for students to share. Meals and a refundable security deposit are not included, and coin-operated laundry machines are available for use within the facility.

 

Seville bedroom

Program Cost Information

Program costs vary based on program track and term selection. As a participant in an ISA Veritas program, you will be charged and pay a program fee directly to ISA. At UTK, you will be charged and pay a $175 study abroad administrative fee in MyUTK, for the term you study abroad only.

For full costs and detailed inclusions lists, please see the ISA Veritas website.

What's Included in the ISA Veritas Program Fee:
  • Comprehensive Advising and Support
  • On-Site Spiritual Support and Engagement with a Christian Community
  • Ministry Opportunities in a Local Community
  • Tuition at Host Universities
  • Official Transcript from Host Universities with ISA Cover Letter
  • Housing (and Some Meals and Laundry Services with Homestay Placements)
  • Bridging Cultures Orientation Program
  • Full-Time Resident Staff In-Country
  • On-Site ISA Offices
  • Computer and Internet Access in the ISA Office and/or a Host University
  • Excursions
  • Cultural Activities
  • Insurance
  • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
  • Airport Reception
  • Visa Support
  • Tutoring
  • 1-year Digital Subscription to The New York Times
  • Professional Development Toolbox
  • Funding Opportunities

Financing Your Program

UTK and ISA Veritas offer advising and resources to assist you in financial planning for study abroad. Here are some important steps to get started on early:

  • Review your UTK financial aid and scholarships package and eligibility and speak with One Stop about using your awards toward study abroad.

  • Create a budget considering the ISA Veritas Program Fee, UTK Study Abroad Administrative Fee and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Read the UTK Funding Opportunities website for advice and scholarship suggestions.

  • Visit the ISA Veritas website for more on funding, budgeting and payments.