CCCU Programs

Statement regarding 2020-2021 academic year.

Due to COVID-19, these programs will not be available during the 20-21 academic year.

American Studies Program

Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring Semester
Location: Washington, D.C.
Overview: The American Studies Program (ASP) integrates faith, learning about government policy, and living through internships, classes/seminars on contemporary issues and policy, think tanks, and cultural institutions. Teachers include ASP faculty, Washington policy experts, federal agency executives, and White House officials. Through concentrated biblical reflection and rigorous educational experiences the Program challenges students to view the lordship of Christ in a fresh perspective.

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Australia Studies Center

Dates: offered each Fall (mid July – Early November) and Spring (Mid February – mid June) Semester
Location: Brisbane, Australia:  Christian Heritage College
Overview: Together, Australia Studies Center and Christian Heritage College offer a range of challenging and engaging programs. Course curriculum is centered on a foundation of faith while exploring the connections of local as well as national tradition and culture. At ASC, you’ll come face-to-face with some of God’s most impressive creations. But perhaps the most inspiring of your encounters will also be the most subtle. Because new discoveries at ASC come in all shapes and sizes. Unexpected friendships, newfound passions and unbelievable sights will all make your experience in Australia a world away from ordinary.

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Contemporary Music Center

Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring Semester
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Overview: The Contemporary Music Center (CMC) offers the opportunity to spend a semester studying, praying, living and working with faculty, music industry experts and other students who share interest in making and marketing contemporary music. Participate in hours and hours of hands-on experience, plus lectures, seminars, directed study and an intensive field experience in Nashville.

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Northern Ireland Semester

Dates:  Offered each Spring Semester
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Overview::  During the Northern Ireland Semester, you’ll experience the deep impact of the religious and political conflict that has been an important part of Northern Ireland’s history.  Sit at a table with residents who lived through “The Troubles” as you hear first-hand accounts of the hunger strikes and political clashes that beset Belfast in recent decades.  Pray in ancient cathedrals that predate the birth of your home country.  Hike among green pastures and ancient forests.

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Latin American Studies Program

Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring Semester
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Overview: Excellent for Spanish, history, political science, international studies and other students. Study Latin American economics, culture, politics, and faith during seventeen weeks of travel, study and service. Includes home stay, language study, two-week service projects, and travel to other Central American sites. Concentrations in Latin American Studies, Advanced Language and Literature, International Business: Management and Marketing, and Environmental Science are available. Expect diversity of outlooks: religious (Catholic, pentecostal, evangelical, etc), geo-political, economic, and cultural. (Our own Dr. Chamberlain’s son, Anthony, is the LASP director.)

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Los Angeles Film Studies Program

Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring
Location: Los Angeles, California
Overview: Students are exposed to a true “behind-the-scenes” look at the workings of Hollywood film-making, yet at the same time are a part of Christian-based program committed to understanding what it means to be “salt and light” in this unique and powerful industry. The entire experience of classes, internships, and Christian fellowship provides the student with an opportunity to test his or her interests in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.

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Middle East Studies Program

Dates: Offered each Fall and Spring
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Overview: The Middle East Studies Program seeks to prepare students to live the Christian life in a world that is religiously and culturally pluralistic. The 13-week adventure includes studying Arabic language, and exploring Middle Eastern culture, history, economics, political conflicts, and religions. Weekly hands-on work projects and travel to Israel and Palestine. It is a strong program for international studies, history and political science majors.

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Oxford Summer Programme

Dates: Approximately 3rd week of June to 3rd week of July
Location: Oxford, England
Overview: The Oxford Summer Programme (OSP) allows students, as affiliate members of Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, to do intensive scholarship in the oldest university in the English speaking world. Students hone their research and writing skills and delve into the areas that interest them most while exploring the relationship between Christianity and the development of the British Isles.
Seminars and tutorials are given on specialized topics under expert Oxford academics in the areas of English language and literature, history, including the history of art and history of science, philosophy, theology and the study of religion. The programme is structured for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, graduate and seminary students, non-traditional students, teachers, and those enrolled in continuing education programs. Participants earn 6 credits for their work during the five week programme.

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Oxford Scholar’s Semester

Dates: offered each Fall (mid Septemeber – Mid December) and Spring (Mid January – mid April)
Location: Oxford, England
Overview: As a student in the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO), you are an official member of Wycliffe Hall and a Registered Visiting Student of the University of Oxford (a privilege for very few visiting students). This is your access point to a 900-year history, world-recognized academic excellence and 119 libraries, with their 11 million books and outstanding electronic resources.
SSO is designed specifically for students seeking an academically robust program. In tutorials, students meet one-on-one with acclaimed Oxford scholars (often including widely-published authors, historians, former international ambassadors, and other celebrated scholars) to go head-to-head on subjects within the disciplines of history, literature, languages, philosophy, musicology, art, science, and more. SSO is an intensive study experience. While all majors may apply, it requires a 3.7 GPA at minimum.

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Uganda Studies Program

Dates: offered each Fall and Spring Semester
Location: Mukono, Uganda:  Uganda Christian University
Overview:  Uganda Studies Program offers a wide range of options and flexibility to ensure that students get the most out of their experience. Applicants to USP may apply to live either on-campus or with a host family for the semester.  USP also offers a Social Work Emphasis (SWE) which includes a junior or senior level practicum experience.  All options encourage students to participate in Ugandan life and explore the intricacy of cross-cultural relationships. In classes, on practicum sites and in homestay opportunities, you’ll learn from Ugandans about life lived in East Africa.

To learn more and see a list of seminar options, visit Best Semester.

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