» Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities

TellierAt Chapman, students can study religion in the classroom, but they are also encouraged to experience religion in local, national and international communities through study abroad programs and internships. Throughout their time at Chapman, students will have ample opportunity to engage in interfaith dialogues with fellow students and community members (at the Fish Interfaith Center) including religious leaders and scholars representing the world’s many religious traditions who lecture on campus. For more information, check out Religious Studies Across the Campus.


Marv and students in EgyptThe Religious Studies Department is committed to global education and considers travel abroad a vital part of their students’ undergraduate education. Study abroad gives students the opportunity to enrich their study further by studying in different cultures, experiencing living religions and the people who practice them in diverse global contexts. Religious studies students have participated in Semester at Sea and in study programs in places as far away as India, as well as Chapman University travel courses. For further information on study abroad opportunities, including a list of programs that offer Religious Studies courses, visit the Center for Global Education.

Travel Courses

  • Religion 330a: Women and Religion: Voodoo in Context
  • Religion 333: Religion and Gender in Harry Potter
  • Religion 335a: Religions of India: Diversity and Dialogue


+ - Internships


Religious Studies majors may choose to engage in internships as a part of their academic program. Examples of recent internships of religious studies majors include:

  • Shared Hope International in Washington DC.
  • United Nations Association of Orange County
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center in Orange County
  • Orange County Equity Coalition

For further information on internships, go to: Student Guide to Internships



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