Further Your Education. Further God's Kingdom.

Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime adventure! Immersing yourself in another culture while earning credit toward your degree is hard to beat, but what if you could make your semester abroad even more significant? As a study abroad student, you are uniquely positioned to be a true insider on your foreign campus and share the Good News with your peers in very relational ways.

Go to the Nations

We want to invite you to study abroad and live on mission anywhere in the world! Whether you go with other Christian students, join a group of local missionaries or receive virtual coaching, you will play an active role in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Cru will give you the resources and connections you need to advance God’s Kingdom as you further your academic career abroad. We guarantee your life will be changed forever!

Study Abroad

To give you greater flexibility, Cru will direct your missions experience while allowing you to go academically through a separate study abroad provider or exchange program.

On Mission

You can look forward to a great semester walking with Jesus and sharing your faith as you receive ongoing mentoring, engage new friends in spiritual conversations and help build movements of believers on your campus and in your city.

What is Cru?

Cru, the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in the United States, is a caring community passionate about connecting people with Jesus Christ.

What started as a ministry to college students on the UCLA campus in 1951 has now grown to touch nearly every segment of society in every corner of the world. Our ministry presence in over 190 countries gives us the great opportunity to connect you with local movements of believers in cities all over the globe.

We are working to reach every student, on every campus, in every nation with the gospel and would be thrilled to have you join us!

Learn more about our ministry at and view our statement of faith.

The humble beginnings of Cru

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I would have never thought a semester abroad would have been one of the most fruitful seasons of my life. I’ve heard of so many people that come back from semesters abroad spiritually drained and at a loss of hope, but being able to get school credit while building disciples came almost naturally.

Read more of Alyssa's story…