COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, Georgia, Site
Columbia Biblical Seminary 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 CBS. Enrollment is open to anyone meeting CBS admission requirements. Detailed
information about the Atlanta site may be found atwww.ciu.edu/atlanta
Chinese Seminary Studies
Columbia Biblical Seminary offers a range of non-credit courses, a for-credit certificate, and two credit-bearing degrees fully
online in Chinese. These options are designed to equip Chinese church leaders with a high quality and affordable theological
education. This program prepares these leaders to serve their congregations more effectively and to fulfill the Great
Commission by offering classes specifically tailored to their needs. The program design consists of three “building blocks”
that allow students to complete the level of study that meets their needs while moving seamlessly between elements of the
program without repetition or loss of time. The non-credit diplomas in Bible and Missions consists of six courses each. The
Biblical Ministry Certificate is a fully-accredited ten-course curriculum that serves as a bridge option for some students. The
Master of Arts (Theological Studies) and the Master of Arts in Bible Exposition are a fully-accredited sixteen-course degrees
that allow students to tailor their studies to their individual ministries.
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.