Candler prepares leaders for the church throughout the world. Through academic exchanges, travel seminars, internships, and other off-campus study opportunities, students learn about the church in its great unity and diversity. As they witness and participate in God’s work around the world, Candler students transform their own vision of what it means to be faithful and creative leaders.
In academic exchanges, Candler students study for a semester or an academic year at one of Candler's partner institutions. In 2010-2011, Candler has partnerships with theology schools across five continents and nine countries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and Zimbabwe. Find out more about international academic exchanges.
Candler has an ongoing program for summer internships with the Bahamas Conference of the The United Methodist Church. Other internship opportunities frequently arise each year, such as Candler's recent internship programs with International Relief and Development, Inc. (IRD). From 2009 through 2011, Candler students served as interns with IRD in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, on programs as diverse as child mortality prevention, interfaith peacebuilding, and local governance. You can read about their life-changing experiences on the IRD intern blog. Find out more about international internships.
Travel seminars to international locales are offered at various times during the year. Seminars over the past few years include the Middle East Travel Seminar (Syria, Israel, Jordan, and Greece) in May-June and World Methodist Evangelism Institute evangelism seminars to the Philippines, India, Israel, Indonesia, Costa Rica, and South America. Find out more about travel seminars.
Other unique opportunities arise each year. Previous group travel-study destinations have included Germany for the 2009 Kirchentag and Australia for the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions.
Questions regarding international study and travel opportunities may be addressed to the Office of Student Programming at email@example.com or 404.727.4430.