VisionUnder the auspices of the Global Education Office (GEO), and in concert with other programs in the Americas, Gordon College seeks to bring a unified academic framework and context to efforts of engaging students in a broad and substantive understanding of common themes related to urban leadership and sustainability. Using the “city as classroom” pedagogy, Gordon partners with urban networks for curricular options in research, training, curriculum, and internship placement.
Gordon IN Boston: In a world-class city universally trumpeted as the center of higher educational opportunity, we have established a program specifically geared to understanding the unique culture of Boston. Offering both single-course urban-themed options open to all Gordon students, as well as a semester-long immersion program for both Gordon and other partner schools, the program seeks to engage the city as a classroom in developing options for application of urban thought and experience.
While the primary focus of the program is to contextualize the study of any academic field to the urban environment, the program focuses specifically on the theme: The Sustainable City. The full-semester residential program for 12–15 students, rests on a series of “City Seminar” courses. These courses also attract students resident on the main campus.
Qualifications for the Full-Semester GIB Program:
The program is open, fall and spring semesters, to Gordon and non-Gordon students who:
Agree to make the statement of Christian faith expected of all students at Gordon College.
Agree to abide by the College’s behavioral standards (Download Statement of Life and Conduct below.)
Satisfies criteria set by the Global Education Office
Has Sophomore standing or above.
Has earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
Full Semester: Fall Term: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications by March 15. All other supporting materials due by March 30. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by March 30.
Full Semester: Spring Term: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications by September 30. All other supporting materials due by October 15. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by October 15.
“City Seminar” Registration: Gordon students should pre-register for single course “City Seminar” offerings at the usual pre-registration times in the semester. Some courses may have prerequisites or preference for upper-classpersons. Please see individual City Seminar offerings by semester by clicking (HERE).
Students pay normal Gordon costs* per semester. This cost includes:
Room and board (equivalent to double room and meal plan 1)
Membership at Health Facility
* Gordon College has a partnership agreement with the following institutions: Azuza Pacific University, Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Messiah College, and Taylor University. Students applying from these institutions should consult their off-campus advisors about total costs.
The Global Education Office
Dr. Cliff Hersey
Associate Director of Programs in the Americas