COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, Georgia Site
Columbia International University’s Seminary & School of Ministry offers intensive courses in January and June at the
Continuing Education School on the campus of the Evangeline Booth College of the Salvation Army Southeastern Territorial
Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Located 20 minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the
Continuing Education Center provides excellent classrooms, WiFi access, guest rooms, and access to both a full-service
dining facility and a wellness center. Courses offered in Atlanta are scheduled to permit students to pursue a seminary
degree through our hybrid degrees and may be applied to any degree offered by the SSM. Enrollment is open to anyone
meeting SSM admission requirements. Detailed information about the Atlanta site may be found atwww.ciu.edu/atlanta .
TraveLearn offers a variety of courses that provide cross-cultural study tour experiences. Each course is designed to expose
participants to the sights, sounds, and practices of other cultures in both international and domestic contexts. Destinations
include Asia Minor, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Israel, Florida, and New York City. All study tours integrate
academic study with hands-on experience to help students master the subject matter while developing a broader worldview.
Some tours involve a theoretical/academic focus on topics such as geography and history, while other tours may emphasize
practical experience in areas such as teaching and youth ministry.
Both graduate and undergraduate students may take TraveLearn’s three credit* courses to fulfill elective credit or to satisfy
certain program requirements. Undergraduate level study tours are available in Communications, Education, Humanities,
Middle Eastern Studies, and Youth Ministry. Graduate level study tours are available in Bible, Communications, Education,
Global Studies, History, Intercultural Studies, and Ministry.
Registration for all TraveLearn courses requires an application and selection process, valid passport, and payment in full
by the add/drop date of the semester in which courses take place. The cost of the trip includes all travel expenses as well
as three credits of tuition. To complete an application all students must pay a nonrefundable registration fee to be applied
to the cost of the trip. Due to expenses incurred, the university does not grant refunds after the add/drop date. Students are
responsible to communicate with financial aid and accounting regarding trip costs and aid eligibility.
*Credit is offered only to students. Whenever space allows, CIU invites alumni, friends, and guests to participate, but priority
is given to students whose programs require participation. Guest participants are encouraged to purchase cancellation
insurance upon registration and acceptance.
The European School of Culture and Theology: Korntal, Germany
The European School of Culture and Theology (ESCT) began as a partnership between Columbia International University
and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Evangelikaler Missionen (AEM). In 1978 AEM launched a program of continuing education for
missionaries which matured in 1985 into the Freie Hochschule für Mission (FHM). Shortly thereafter, a desire to offer
university credit led to discussions exploring a partnership with CIU. In 1990, a credit-offering program of FHM was
recognized as an extension site of CIU and in 1994 CIU-Korntal was established as a complete degree site of CIU. When
the Akademie für Weitmission Korntal (AWM) was founded as the successor to FHM in 2000, an integral aspect of AWM
was the continuation of the partnership agreement with CIU.
CIU now operates a complete degree site in Korntal, Germany, a village with longstanding evangelical and missionary
heritage, located just northwest of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg. German language programs and English
language courses that are contextually attuned to the culture and context of German-speaking Europe are offered. The
campus is a place of spiritual preparation and missiological study for all who wish to prepare for missionary service both in
Germany and internationally.
CIU’s European School of Culture and Theology (ESCT) offers a variety of educational programs. The Bachelor of Arts
degree (with majors in the Bible and General Studies) is designed to assist with significant Bible and ministry preparation
to finish the necessary requirements to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree from CIU. This program specifically targets
German-speaking individuals with significant education who may already be serving in intercultural settings. Currently, up
to 49 percent of the degree requirements can be completed at the Korntal campus. Graduate-level students enrolled at the
ESCT or may earn the Biblical Ministry Certificate, Master of Arts degree, Master of Divinity degree, Doctor of Ministry
degree, or a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
CIU students serving in Europe have the opportunity to take modular courses at ESCT-Korntal which applies to programs
as resident credit. This is an opportunity to study alongside others from their host country and share learning processes