Students meet the Bluffton University cross-cultural requirement by choosing one of the following options.
Short-term Cross-cultural Experience (4 semester hours)
The university offers a variety of experiences from which students may choose, according to their interest in a particular location or theme or their long-range career plans. Domestic and international experiences are available during the month of May.
Foreign Language (6 semester hours)
Students may choose to study one foreign language for six semester hours as a way to fulfill the cross-cultural requirement. Currently Bluffton offers Spanish.
Northern Ireland Peace & Conflict Resolution Program - (17 semester hours)
A residential program, offered in fall semester, which seeks to increase students' understanding of the complexities of the troubles in Northern Ireland so they can use the knowledge gained to analyze and increase understanding of conflict in their own and other societies.
Washington Community Scholars' Center (WCSC) - (up to 18 semester hours)
Discover Washington, D.C.....city life, cultural diversity, career-building opportunities, a broad range of university classes and the connections between faith and work at the Washington Community Scholars' Center.