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Aug 19, 2008
Apply Now for 2009 Faculty Study Tours
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Two professional development study tours for faculty and staff will be offered by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) in 2009 at BestSemester student program sites. Faculty may participate in study tours to the Uganda Studies Program (USP), May 26-June 6, 2009 and the Latin American Studies Program (LASP), August 1-12, 2009.
The primary location for the USP study tour will be Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda, with participants spending three days/nights in Rwanda with additional trips to Kampala, Jinja (the source of the Nile) and rural Uganda. Themes that will be explored during this study tour include:
HIV/AIDS in Uganda today
Reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda
Missions in an evangelized country
Christian liberal arts in the African context
The LASP study tour will include time in San Jose, Costa Rica (where the program is based) and Nicaragua. It will provide participants with first-hand encounters with various segments of Latin American society and culture. During conference sessions, participants will also have the opportunity to engage local perspectives on the political, economic, social and religious realities of Latin America.
The 12 semester- or summer-long student programs offered by the CCCU are categorized as either culture-shaping programs or culture-crossing programs. Culture-shaping programs are: American Studies Program (Washington, D.C.); Contemporary Music Center (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.); Los Angeles Film Studies Center (Los Angeles, Calif.); and Washington Journalism Center (Washington, D.C.). Included in the culture-crossing programs are: Australian Studies Centre; China Studies Program; Latin American Studies Program; Middle East Studies Program; Programmes in Oxford; Russian Studies Program; and Uganda Studies Program. All programs undergo regular site visit evaluations by the Student Academic Programs Commission (SAPC).
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of 180 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. There are now 110 member campuses in North America and all are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 70 affiliate campuses from 24 countries are part of the CCCU. The Council’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-center higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.