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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 intentionally Christ-centered colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has expanded to 120 members in North America and 55 affiliate institutions in 20 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 twelve off-campus and study abroad programs around the world through BestSemester™. 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 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 if participating in a BestSemester™ program.

(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).

Culture-Crossing Programs include: Australia Studies, Brisbane, Australia; China Studies,Xiamen, China; India Studies, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India; Latin American Studies, San José, Costa Rica; Middle East Studies Jerusalem, Israel; Programmes in Oxford, England; and Uganda Studies, Mukono, Uganda.

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

PLEASE NOTE:  CCCU Study 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.

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Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

Semester-Long Programs

American Studies

Australia Studies
China Studies
Contemporary Music Center
Latin American Studies
Los Angeles Film Studies
Middle East Studies
Russian Studies

Scholars' Semester in Oxford

Uganda Studies

Washington Journalism Center

Council Summer Programs

Oxford Summer Programme





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