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CCCU Opportunities

Experience the world while deepening your faith.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) GlobalEd offers a variety of off-campus study programs that cultivate intellectual and spiritual growth while building a greater awareness of other cultures. Experience the world in a new way while gaining valuable vocational skills, equipping you to live out your faith in a changing global society.

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Middle East Studies Program

Located in Amman, Jordan, the Middle East Studies Program (MESP) gives students the opportunity to experience the daily life, language, food, culture, religion and politics of a city with ancient roots and modern significance. With travel throughout Jordan, and to other locations in the Middle East, you will learn firsthand from local people how to work, play and serve in the region, as you grow in how to be a neighbor and embrace difference.

Oxford Scholar’s Semester

Live and study in the beautiful and renowned city of Oxford. A semester at Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) utilizes expert tutors, offers endless scholarly resources, grants access to the Bodleian library, and more. We invite you to walk the same paths and study in the same places as some of the greatest scholars in history.

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Oxford Summer Programme

We welcome you to the “city of dreaming spires” and a summer at Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO). As a student in Oxford, you’ll discover what so many people across the world have found to be the most academically exhilarating experience of their life. Live in the heart of Oxford as an affiliate student of Wycliffe Hall and challenge your mind and heart.

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CCCU Affiliates

Contemporary Music Center

Get real-world music industry experience at The Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee. CMC is a semester long, 16-credit hour program that prepares colleges students for careers in the entertainment industry, challenging them to live out their faith as Christ-followers. Thirty students live, work, and create music together in a facility with 24/7 access to world-class gear. Faculty are music industry pros who keep the program relevant and practical.  The “Final Exam” is a week-long Road Tour at the end of the semester.

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Los Angeles Film Studies Center

The Los Angeles Film Studies Center offers a highly professional, deeply caring environment for students seeking a program that will develop their skills to enter the entertainment industry—and to do so as thoughtful people of faith.  The program is located in L.A., immersing students in the world of Hollywood while maintaining a home base of support for their faith conviction, training and well‐being. It is offered through Olivet Nazarene University.

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Uganda Studies Program

Join one of the premier universities in East Africa for the fall or spring semester to study and live alongside Ugandans and other students from the continent. Through classes, internships, and living with Ugandan families or peers, USP@UCU provides opportunities for students to authentically engage people, culture, and contemporary realities in Uganda in ways that challenge them to be active participants in Christ’s claim on all aspects of life.  This program is offered through Uganda Christian University.

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