CCCU Study Abroad Opportunities
CCCU Study Abroad
NNU is affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, a consortium of Christian schools that work together to provide off-campus programs around the world. Students studying in CCCU programs that are officially recognized by NNU may be eligible to remain enrolled as NNU students while studying off-campus.
Information about these programs is available in the NNU Catalog and online at bestsemester.com
The following are recognized as "officially affiliated" CCCU programs:
Australia Studies Centre (ASC)
Students have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia. The Instituteís curriculum focuses on the arts and theology, though a few other humanities credits are offered. All students are required to take a course on Australian history and culture. Numerous other course offerings are available in areas like Old and New Testament theology, drama, music, and graphic design. Students have the opportunity to travel into the Australian outback, do service or ministry projects, and live with a Christian family in Sydney. Sixteen credit hours are available through this program.
China Studies Program (CSP)
The China Studies Program enables students to engage this large and intriguing country from the inside. While living in, and experiencing Chinese civilization firsthand, students participate in seminar courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographical and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. In addition to the study of standard Chinese, students are given opportunities such as assisting Chinese students learning English or working in an orphanage, allowing for one-on-one interaction. The program introduces students to the diversity of China, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Xiían and Xiamen. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables students to deal with this increasingly important part of the world in an informed, Christ-centered way. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.
India Studies Program (ISP)
Located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, the India Studies Program offers a unique opportunity to encounter one of today's most fascinating and diverse cultures. The program is structured to provide students with both immersion in a local community and broad exposure to a variety of peoples, places and customs in India including an extensive two-week travel portion of the program to provide students a close up look at India's diversity. Students will participate in two core courses designed to provide a broad overview of the historical, religious, geographical and economic landscape of India. Building on their basic understanding of India's past and contemporary realities students will have opportunities to explore a variety of issues -poverty, social justice, rapid social change, religious pluralism - through the eyes and experience of Indian Christians. Rounding out the semester experience, students will also have the opportunity to take courses in their major areas with Indian students and professors.
Latin-American Studies Program (LASP)
Students of CCCU colleges have the opportunity to live and learn in Latin America through the Latin American Studies Program, based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion. Living with a Costa Rican family, students experience and become a part of the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans. Students also take part in a service opportunity and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of four concentrations: Latin American Studies (offered both fall and spring semesters); Advanced Language and Literature (limited to Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring semesters); International Business and Management (offered only in fall semesters); and Tropical Sciences (offered only during spring semesters). Students in all concentrations earn 16 semester credits.
Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
This program, based in Cairo, Egypt, allows Council students to explore and interact with the complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East. The interdisciplinary seminars give students the opportunity to explore the diverse religious, social, cultural and political traditions of Middle Eastern people. In addition to seminars, students study the Arabic language and work as volunteers with various organizations in Cairo. Through travel to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, students are exposed to diversity and dynamism of the region. MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim world in an informed, constructive and Christ-centered manner at a time of tension and change. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.
Oxford Summer Programme (OSP)
This program allows students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to spend a summer studying at Wycliffe Hall, a college within Oxford University. All students participate in a lecture series examining the influence of Christianity on Western Culture. The program also includes elective courses in history, religious studies, English, and the history of science. Graduate and seminary students, non-traditional students, and those engaging in teacher education or continuing education are encouraged to apply as well. Students spend three weeks at Oxford, usually in June and July, and can earn 2-5 credits.
Scholars' Semester at Oxford (SSO)
The Scholarís Semester at Oxford program (SSO) invites students in their junior and senior year to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Students in the SSO will be enrolled as Visiting Students at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a status that provides access to more Oxford facilities (e.g., libraries and intramural sports) than were available under the previous program. Courses are available in a number of fields, such as theology, philosophy, history, and other areas within the humanities, liberal arts, and social sciences. In addition to enrolling in two tutorials (courses typically taken one-on-one with a faculty member) and a lecture series, students take an integrative seminar involving a number of travel opportunities and field trips. Housing is provided either on campus at St. Hughes College or in other facilities within walking distance of the university. Students in this program may earn up to 17 semester credits.
Uganda Studies Program
Students enrolled in the program study at the Uganda Christian University, located in Mukono, Uganda, approximately thirty miles from the capital, Kampala. Students are enrolled in the Honours College and participate in courses centered on African history, culture, traditions and religions, as well as literature. Service and local travel opportunities are provided through the faith and practice seminar required of all students. Such opportunities may include working with the homeless, assisting in AIDS ministries, teaching the underprivileged, and working alongside Ugandan students on improving facilities. In addition, the University offers a number of electives in geography, philosophy, theology, and the Ugandan language. Uganda is a beautiful country with a tremendous diversity of terrain and wildlife. During the semester, students take field trips to a number of exotic destinations, including Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile in Jinja, and the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Students in this program may earn up to 16 semester credits.
Students interested in these programs should contact the History and Political Science Department at 208-467-8873.