Uganda Studies Program Director Transition

After more than 10 years of dedicated service to the Uganda Studies Program (USP), Mark Bartels will be transitioning back to the US as he accepts a new position with Uganda Christian University (UCU) as the Executive Director of the UCU Partners program.  Stepping in as Interim Director of USP beginning July 1 is Rachel Robinson, who for the past four years has served alongside Mark as USP Program Coordinator.

Exploring Every Opportunity, One Unknown Step at a Time

MESP Program Assistant, Sari Heidenreich, describes how her experience as a student at the Washington Journalism Center and the Middle East Studies Program shaped her future.

Learning News in the News Capital

You can start learning journalism in the classroom, but sophomore Navar Watson found there is nothing quite like honing your talents in the news laboratory of Washington, D.C.  Watson, Convergent Journalism major and sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), spent spring semester 2014 in the capital as a student at the Washington Journalism Center (WJC).

Ten Students Awarded Prizes for Exceptional Performance at Oxford

OXFORD, United Kingdom - Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), the UK center of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, awarded 10 students in BestSemester's Scholars' Semester in Oxford (SSO) with de Jager prizes for exceptional academic performance.



BestSemester Student First Female to Finish Palestine Half Marathon

A Northwest University student studying abroad in Jerusalem was the first female to finish the Palestine Half Marathon last week.

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.