Study anywhere in the world!

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Join a Virtual Movement

Don’t see where you want to go listed on our website? No problem! You can study abroad with Cru anywhere in the world.

Where have you always wanted to go? Where does your university have established exchange programs? What people group have you felt a burden to reach? We want to help you engage in the Great Commission no matter where you go! And with a ministry presence in over 190 countries, Cru is well positioned to support you as you study abroad on mission. Through our virtual training program and global network of missionary staff, you will be encouraged, challenged and equipped to reach your peers with Christ’s love. You will also be mentored and cared for by an experienced ministry coach.

Regardless of where you go or what academic program you go with, we want to help you have a great semester walking with Jesus and sharing your faith while studying abroad!

You may be wondering…

Where can I go?

Anywhere in the world! But sure, we can give you a few recommendations. How about Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Lebanon, South Asia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Fiji…do any of those strike your fancy? Just let us know where you’re thinking!

Our virtual teams offer you the greatest amount of flexibility! Choose a program in any location around the world with dates that work for you.

What kind of ministry will I be doing?

Ministry will certainly vary from location to location. But regardless of where you go, you will have unique opportunities to share the gospel with your peers in very relational ways, because you will be a true insider on your campus! You can look forward to building friendships, having meaningful spiritual conversations, and helping launch new movements of believers. You will attend classes and spend time with friends, explore and experience the culture. You can plan to spend at least 10 hours per week on ministry and personal development activities like Bible studies and outreach training.

What kind of coaching and development will I receive?

Throughout the semester, your ministry coach will guide you through our Study Abroad Playbook, which is filled with valuable articles, exercises and assignments geared specifically toward helping students like you have a great semester overseas walking with Jesus and sharing your faith! Your training will focus on five key areas: 1) Love the Lord 2) Live in Community 3) Launch a Movement 4) Learn a New World and 5) Excel Academically. Your ministry coach will also care for, encourage and pray for you personally throughout your time abroad.

How and when do I apply?

  • For fall semesters, please apply here by August 1st.
  • For spring semesters, please apply here by December 1st.
  • For summer terms, please apply here by May 1st.