BestSemester Students Share Programs' Impact

A new BestSemester video, which premiered at the LA 2014 Engaged Community conference, features first-hand accounts from current CCCU students who recently attended BestSemester programs and highlights the benefits of experiential learning. Watch Now!

BestSemester Adds Four Members to Fill Staff Vacancies

The CCCU recently announced the addition of four staff members to fill vacancies associated with its BestSemester student programs team.

“Get the Picture”: CCCU BestSemester Print, Web Redesign Tells Student Stories

When CCCU BestSemester staff began brainstorming a total redesign of web and print materials nine months ago, students were heavy on their minds.

CCCU BestSemester Showcases Alumni Ambassador Program at Prestigious Conference

The CCCU BestSemester staff recently shared its expertise in alumni relations during a prestigious gathering of international educators.

CCCU Names Magnuson New BestSemester MESP Director

The CCCU is delighted to confirm the appointment of Douglas Magnuson to serve as the new Director of the CCCU BestSemester Middle East Studies Program (MESP) beginning this fall.

CCCU Announces Relocation of Australia Studies Centre

CCCU President Edward O. Blews, Jr., and Christian Heritage College Principal Brian Millis.WASHINGTON — When the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) launched the Australia Studies Centre (ASC) in 2004, only 19 students were sent to study at the Wesley Institute. Since that time, over 500 students have journeyed to and around Australia as part of the program.

Kimberly Spragg, ASC director, spoke of the experience the students have had during their time with BestSemester. “[They] have created memories with homestay families, dorm-mates, service placement supervisors and patrons, Wesley students and staff, ASC students and staff, and even random, serendipitous friends.”

Premiere Night Features Films Made by BestSemester Students

Normally the stars shine brightly in Hollywood, but it was students of CCCU member institutions who had their opportunity to shine April 30 when the L.A. Film Studies Center held its festival-ready films “Premiere Night,” an end-of-semester tradition for students of the domestic BestSemester program.

BestSemester Photo Contest Winners Named

For the second consecutive year, BestSemester invited recent alumni to participate in the 2013 BestSemester Photo Contest. The contest attracted over 75 participants who submitted 325 total photographs.

Blogging Globally Connects BestSemester Opportunities

From professional development to program promotion, BestSemester programs engage current, former and prospective students where they're already plugged in: the blogosphere.

BestSemester Uganda Study Leads to Unique Opportunity

Ruth Berta wasn’t thinking about Uganda when the Messiah College senior was researching ways to fulfill her social work degree requirements.