AMBEX presents a three-month Christian semester abroad in the heart of Europe with 15 fully accredited semester units.

AMBEX courses are expected to be fully accredited in the U.S. through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in partnership with a world-renowned university.

Our professors challenge students to reflect, evaluate and apply the concepts and historical knowledge gained. Each syllabus includes an assignment requiring students to interact with host nationals. These assignments validate and apply their learning first hand while introducing AMBEX participants to new European friends.

Each course is augmented with official academic travel to such places as Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, Wittenberg, Heidelberg, Venice, Florence, and more.   History, political science, literature, arts and theology come alive as you engage in classroom lecture combined with travel and onsite study.  Between each modular course students also take advantage of three independent reading weeks to travel on their own with a buddy .

Your home university will decide how many credits to award for AMBEX.  Consult with your university's registrar or study abroad office to see how credits may be applied.

AMBEX courses generally meet General Education, Elective and/or Major (upper division) requirements. It is desired that every course/credit count toward graduation.  At some colleges some AMBEX courses may serve solely for spiritual and professional advancement but still appear on the transcript.

Please check the AMBEX Calendar to identify which courses are being offered during a given semester.

Typical semester schedule:

TH313AMAMChristian Worldview & Apologetics3 units
HI303AMAMEuropean History, Geography & Culture3 units
TH303AMAMTheology of Reformation3 units
AT334AMAMArt History of the Western World3 units
EN493AMAMModern European Literature3 units

Except for HI303, courses last two weeks each with an average of four hours of instruction per day.  Courses are held in the AMBEX classroom at the Regensburg Student Inn.

HI303 overlays the entire semester.

Download the AMBEX Prospectus to view a full description of the program.

Course Descriptions:

Christian Worldview & Apologetics

European History, Geography & Culture

Theology of Reformation

Art History of the Western World

Modern European Literature