CCCU BestSemester Programs
Study Abroad with BestSemester
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of more than 150 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. In addition to 101 member campuses in North America, 53 affiliate campuses from 18 countries are part of the CCCU. The Council's mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.
The CCCU's Best Semester program offers study abroad programs in the US and across the world. Students get the chance to study and learn with like-minded Christians from colleges across the United States, while exploring countries around the world. Detailed information on each program can be found on the BestSemester website.
- Los Angeles Film Studies Center
- Nashville Contemporary Music Center
- Washington American Studies Program
- Australia Studies Centre
- China Studies Program
- Costa Rica: Latin American Studies Program
- Middle East Studies Program
- Oxford Summer Programme
- Oxford Honours Programme
- Uganda Studies Program
Los Angeles: Film Studies Center
If you are a passionate filmmaker, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center can give you the skills, resources and community to let your passion grow. For more information, check out LA Film Studies Center.
Cost: About $17,000 plus meals and transportation
Emphasis: Film classes and experience; internship at film studio
Housing: Live in gated apartments in the center of LA
Nashville: Contemporary Music Center
The Contemporary Music Program is committed to developing artists and future music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production and delivery. For more information, check out Contemporary Music Center.
Cost: About $16,200 plus food
Emphasis: Songwriting, recording, business of music classes
Housing: Live in apartment complex across the street from the Music Center
Washington, DC: American Studies Program
The American Studies Program (ASP) is an intensive semester during which students explore current national and international issues in public policy seminars. For more information, check out American Studies Program.
Cost: About $13,600 plus food and transportation
Emphasis: Internship for leadership in political and ethical issues at government or think tank
Housing: Housed in CCCU building on Capitol Hill
Australia Studies Centre
Christian Heritage College allows students to study visual arts, drawing, theater, dance, and ethnic music, as well as youth ministry and theology. For more information, check out Australia Studies Centre.
Cost: About $17,900 plus Australia visa
Host: Christian Heritage College
Emphasis: Australian studies required; other courses as desired
Housing: Live with Australian families in Brisbane
China Studies Program
Explore the richness of China through the unique living/learning experience of the China Studies Program (CSP). For more information, check out China Studies Program.
Cost: About $14,100
Host: Xiamen University
Emphasis: China studies required; business courses and internship offered
Housing: Live in dorms or stay in hotels when traveling
Costa Rica: Latin American Studies Program
Travel to Costa Rica, live with a Costa Rican family, and get completely immersed in the language, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. For more information, check out Latin American Studies.
Cost: About $12,100
Emphasis: Latin American and Spanish language studies; also concentration in business, science, or literature
Housing: Stay with local families, or in hotels/dorms while traveling
Middle East Studies Program
The Middle East Studies Program (MESP) allows you to explore Middle Eastern cultures, religions, and conflicts from within this diverse and strategic region of the world. Learn to relate to the Muslim world in an informed and constructive manner. For more information, check out Middle East Studies Program.
Cost: About $15,500 plus some food
Emphasis: Arabic, Islamic studies, history of the Middle East
Housing: Homestays with local families
Oxford Summer Programme
The Oxford Summer Program, CCCU's only summer program, is an academically rigorous research and writing-based program. For more information, check out Oxford Summer Programme.
Cost: About $6,450 plus food
Host: Oxford University
Emphasis: Tutorials in British studies, as well as other topics as interested
Housing: Live in Wycliffe Hall dormitories
Oxford Honours Programme
Honors students have the unique opportunity to take a semester at Oxford University. Come to England and participate in this rigorous academic program, aimed at increasing critical thinking skills and scholarship.For more information, check out Oxford Honours Programme.
Cost: about $19,000 plus food
Host: Oxford University
Emphasis: Rigorous tutorials in British studies and other topics
Housing: Live in university dormitories
Uganda Studies Program
Study and serve at Uganda Christian University. Travel and participate in ministry and service projects. For more information, check out Uganda Studies Program.
Cost: About $12,100
Host: Uganda Christian University
Emphasis: Social work practicum, optional Special Topics experiential course ($800 extra), Global Health Option ($1500 extra)
Housing: Homestays in urban and rural environments, and dorm living
For More Information, contact:
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University