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FPE Abroad: International Study Program (formerly Iron Sharpens Iron/ISI)

Highlights of the ISI 2019 Southeast Asia Program

Program Overview

The program focuses on the interaction of political and economic policy, the effects of globalization on human flourishing, and the economic well-being of countries in the study area. Students take part in numerous site visits and hear lectures from business leaders and diplomats. This program features on-campus and off-campus learning, and as part of the course work, student teams, with faculty guidance, develop research projects designed to be presented at the corporate or policy executive level.

Iron Sharpens Iron 2019

May 13-July 5, 2019

Indonesia | Cambodia | Vietnam | Singapore

8 credits/5 weeks of travel

This past summer, the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics (FPE) held its Iron Sharpens Iron: Southeast Asia 2019 Program.  Students observed how different political and economic approaches impact human flourishing in the countries of Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore.  FPE Director David Iglesias, former United States Attorney for New Mexico and retired Navy JAG led the trip along with four Wheaton College faculty instructors.  Generous donors provided this opportunity for students at almost half the actual cost.


  • IR 375/ECON 374: Globalization in Southeast Asia (4 cr.) - Dr. Timothy Taylor
  • B/EC 382 Global Business Strategy (2 cr.) - Dr. Paul Lee and Dr. Hannah Stolze
  • IR 301: Foreign Relations of Southeast Asia (2 cr.) - Dr. Michael McKoy


Past Programs

Learn more about the previous years' study abroad programs in detail