CCCU Semester Studies

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 around the world. Students get the chance to study and learn with like-minded Christians from other CCCU colleges. Detailed information on each program can be found on the BestSemester website.

For more information, contact International Education Coordinator Mindi Stevenson at mstevenson@jbu.edu 

Los Angeles: Film Studies Center

LA Film Studies

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 $18,000 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

Nashville Music ProgramThe 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 $17,500 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

Washington DC American Studies ProgramThe American Studies Program  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 $15,000 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

Australia Studies CentreFocus on Australian culture, Christian Heritage College allows students to register for one course as well. For more information, check out Australia Studies Centre.

Cost: About $18,500 plus Australia visa
Host: Christian Heritage College
Emphasis: Australian studies required; other courses as desired
Housing: Live with Australian families 

Costa Rica: Latin American Studies Program

Costa Rica Latin American StudiesTravel 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 $13,500
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

Middle East Studies ProgramThe 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 $16,000 plus some food
Emphasis: Arabic, Islamic studies, history of the Middle East
Housing: Homestays with local families

Oxford Summer ProgrammeOxford 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 $6,800 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

Oxford Scholars' SemesterHonors 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 $19,500 plus food
Host: Oxford University
Emphasis: Rigorous tutorials in British studies and other topics
Housing: Live in Bestsemester owned homes / dormitories

Uganda Studies Program

Uganda Studies ProgramStudy and serve at Uganda Christian University. Travel and participate in ministry and service projects. For more information, check out Uganda Studies Program.

Cost: About $13,500
Host: Uganda Christian University
Emphasis: Social work practicum,  Global Health Option ($1500 extra)
Housing: Homestays in urban and rural environments, and dorm living