What better way to absorb and understand history than in the very places and among the people where it was made?

Principia’s study abroad programs make it possible to do just that. Most abroads include an element of historical review to ensure a fuller appreciation of the country and culture being encountered. And some focus specifically on the political or cultural history of a nation or region as a way of understanding current trends and conditions.

Upcoming Abroads

Japan Abroad (Fall 2015)

Professor Linda Bohaker leads this abroad to Kyoto, Hiroshima, Awara, Tsuwano, and Tokyo. The program will include courses in history, country studies/cuture, and the Japanese language. Students will attend Japanese language classes, conduct interviews with Japanese people, local experts, and scholars, and will visit historical and cultural sites including the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Learn more about the Japan abroad.

Greece and Turkey Abroad (Fall 2016)

Led by Dan Kistler and Krisitin Serafini, this abroad will include courses on mass communication, studio art, and country studies/culture. 

Past Abroads

Napoleon's Lesson: a Russian Abroad in Nice, France (Summer 2014)

This abroad focused on understanding Russia, its people, and its role in the past, present, and future. Courses included Russian language, civilization, history, and politics.

Japan Abroad (Fall 2012)

Students studied modern-day Japan through the lenses of history, culture,  language, and contemporary society.  The overall goal was for students to understand the key values, events, and forces that have shaped Japan’s history and culture, define its society today, and provide the context for Japan’s future in the 21st century.




Traveling with other Christian Scientists was the most important factor for me. The support we gave each other, along with the growth we were able to share, was irreplaceable.