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Dallas Baptist University is proud to be a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) : an international association of colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 116 members in North America and 54 affiliate institutions in 18 countries. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the Historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C. The Council’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.
CCCU provides study programs through BestSemester™, an off-campus and study abroad program. BestSemester™ programs are intended to complement and expand the opportunities found on a traditional campus through a comprehensive experiential learning approach. These study programs are available to DBU students of junior or senior standing who obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale. (GPA requirements vary among the various study programs; check individual study programs for exact GPA requirement.) These programs provide unique learning experiences and settings.
Culture-Crossing Programs include: Australia Studies in Sydney, Australia; China Studies in Xiamen, China; India Studies in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India; Latin American Studies in San José, Costa Rica; Middle East Studies currently in Jerusalem, Israel; Programmes in Oxford, England; and Uganda Studies in Mukono, Uganda.
Culture-Shaping Programs include: American Studies in Washington, D.C.; Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles Film Studies Center in Los Angeles, California; and the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.
PLEASE NOTE: CCCU Study Programs have deadlines by which the student must submit an application packet. The student must contact the Off-Campus Studies Liaison in the Office of the Provost 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 Program Contact: Monica Hardy,
Provost Office (214-333-5377)
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