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Academics Travel

MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study abroad programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting cultures, and enhance your resume.

Be a World Traveler

Whether you are interested in academic or service travel, domestic or international programs, the Italian coastline, the land where Jesus walked, or the jungles of Belize, MVNU has a travel program for you!

MVNU Israel Trip

Bible Trips: Israel & Egypt

Bible Trips: Israel & Egypt Academics Israel & Egypt: Travel Back in Time **Due to the current situation in the Middle East, the trip to…


Ireland, England, and Scotland Trip

Ireland, England, and Scotland Trip Academics IRELAND, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA Dive into city life as you explore three different European capitals that…

MVNU Students in Italy

Italy Orientation

Italy Orientation Academics Useful Links & Dates Orientation 1 In-person: Oct. 17, 5-6 pm, Hyson Campus Center, 302 Zoom: Oct. 17, 6:30-7:30 pm Orientation 2…

MVNU Students in Italy

Italy Trip

Treasures of Italy & Sicily Academics Treasures of Italy & Sicily February 22 – March 7, 2025 Explore Italy head to toe! Imagine strolling the…

MVNU Students in Poland

Service Learning Trip

Service Learning Travel Academics SERVICE LEARNING TRAVEL See the world in a new light. Travel to learn, travel to serve. Go with friends who become…

OCCU GlobalEd

Experience the world beyond the classroom and earn college credit through our exciting off-campus programs. These transformative experiences will not only enrich your understanding of different cultures but also equip you to live out your Christian faith in today's global society. Don't let financial constraints hinder you, as we offer financial assistance to make these opportunities accessible to many students. Join us in exploring some of the most incredible places on the planet while broadening your horizons and embracing new perspectives.

Previous Travel Opportunities Include:

Academic Travel

  • Italy & Vatican
  • Turkey & Greece
  • Israel & Jordan
  • Germany & Switzerland
  • England
  • Egypt
  • Belize
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C.

Service Learning Travel

  • Belize
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala

Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement

Our new Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement ensures that global perspectives are woven into the fabric of your student experience. Through on-campus, off-campus and Collaboratory engagement, you will combine calling and service to further God's Kingdom in the community where you live and throughout the world!

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On-Campus Engagement

Enjoy course-embedded service learning, co-curricular opportunities, intercultural events, global speakers, and real-life, project-based learning experiences in cross-cultural context, right here on campus.

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Off-Campus Enagement

Broaden your global perspectives as you engage with the local community, participate in course exchanges with partnering institutions, and study away across the U.S. and around the world.

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Collaboratory Engagement

Connect with a worldwide community committed to providing global engagement opportunities, hands-on training, and networking opportunities for MVNU students and graduates, now and into the future.

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Discover you

You already know that you'll get a high-quality liberal arts education at MVNU. But life at MVNU goes way beyond the books. Outside the classroom is where you'll become you. You'll meet new people and create lifelong friendships. You'll discover talents and passions you never knew you had. You'll have opportunities to create, compete, perform, travel, serve, lead, and totally reinvent yourself. It's time to discover who you're meant to be.

Campus Features

The Eternal Flame

The Eternal Flame is the centerpiece of the MVNU campus. It serves as an ever-present reminder of our purpose as Christians, as stated by MVNU’s founding president, Dr. Stephen Nease: “We seek to follow his flame which shines before us.” It is a symbol of our goal to shine in all that we do

Hyson Campus Center

Hyson Campus Center is home to the dining commons, The Rec, Student Life and Counseling, classroom spaces, and more.

Ariel Arena

The Ariel Arena houses MVNU’s state-of-the-art indoor athletic arena, and fully equipped cardio fitness and weight training rooms.

R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center

The R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center was named for the father of a founding trustee, and is quite possibly the most iconic building on MVNU’s campus.

Hunter Hall

Hunter Hall, home of the Nursing department, is one of MVNU's downtown buildings located just a few miles from the main campus. It features simulation rooms, large practice laboratories, and a state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Laboratory.

Thorne Library & Resource Center

The Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center (1996) houses the Center for Student Success on the first floor and upwards of 122,000 print and non-print resources for student use. From computer labs, classrooms, group study areas and our on-campus coffee shop, Happy Bean, the library is an active space for learning and socializing.

Residential life

MVNU is a residential campus made up of four residence halls, 102 townhome apartments, and countless adventures. We also have great spaces for our commuter students.

Honors Program

If you’re a high-achiving student, you can join the honors program at MVNU to take part in unique courses & special extracurricular opportunities. Explore the benefits, requirements, and curriculum.

Summer Learn

MVNU Summer Learn provides competitively priced online summer courses.

Center for Student Success

Your success is our priority. Discover the resources we have for you to reach your goals and meet your potential.

Class Schedules

Here you can take a look at the current Academic Calendar, current Undergrad Course Schedule, and Exam Policies.

Dean's List

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