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Dallas Baptist University is proud to be a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU): a higher education association of 179 Christ-centered institutions around the world. The 118 member campuses in North America are regionally accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 61 affiliate campuses from 20 countries are part of the CCCU. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C. 

BestSemester™ provides ten off-campus and study abroad programs around the world. Study abroad programs are intended to complement and expand the opportunities found on a traditional campus through a comprehensive experiential learning approach.  These programs are available to undergraduate students of sophomore, junior, or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale. (GPA requirements vary among the various study programs.) BestSemester™ programs provide strong academic experiences and earn a student up to 18 hours credit.  DBU students must be enrolled full-time at DBU if participating in a BestSemester™ program.

Culture-Crossing Programs include: Australia Studies, Brisbane, Australia; Latin American Studies, San José, Costa Rica; Middle East Studies currently in Amman, Jordan; Northern Ireland Studies in Belfast, Ireland; Programmes in Oxford, England; and Uganda Studies, Mukono, Uganda.

Culture-Shaping Programs include: American Studies, Washington, D.C.; Contemporary Music Center, Nashville, Tennessee; and the L.A. Film Studies Center, Los Angeles, California.

PLEASE NOTE:  BestSemester™ programs have deadlines by which the student must submit an application packet.  The student must contact the DBU Program Contact in the Academic Dean’s Office before the student makes contact with BestSemester™.  It is the student’s responsibility to see that all application materials are completed and submitted to the respective study program.

DBU does not provide funding for these programs.

(Note to Seniors: If you choose to participate in a BestSemester™ program during your graduating semester and DBU has not received your transcript from our BestSemester™ program, you may not be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies if we have not received your transcript in time).

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Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

Semester-Long Programs

American Studies

Australia Studies
Contemporary Music Center
Latin American Studies
Los Angeles Film Studies
Middle East Studies
Northern Ireland Studies

Scholars' Semester in Oxford

Uganda Studies


Council Summer Programs

Oxford Summer Programme





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