Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Programs
Eastern Nazarene College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, an international higher education association of over 100 intentionally Christian colleges and universities that was founded in 1976. The CCCU sponsors off campus study opportunities available to ENC students.
Course credit and transfer:
For approved Off-Campus Study programs students are enrolled in 12.0 credits of ZZ499:Off-Campus Study, for the semester of the program. This course acts as a placeholder until the official transcript is received from the of-campus program or Nazarene institution, at which point those courses and grades are brought into the student’s record and ZZ499 is dropped.
Once ENC students have been approved to attend a CCCU program ENC will process the billing based on an invoice from the CCCU Best Semester program plus a $300 administrative processing fee. Students may use Federal/State aid to cover a portion of the costs. The remaining amount must be covered by either a loan or payment. Students are not eligible to use ENC institutional aid (scholarships and grants) to cover the balance. The full amount of the program less the $300 processing fee is remitted to the CCCU.
The programs, listed below, include culture-shaping experiences in the
U.S. and culture-crossing programs overseas. Further information can be
found on the CCCU web site at www.bestsemester.com.
- American Studies Program (ASP): The ASP offers interdisciplinary reflection on public life and vocation, practical marketplace experiences, and community living. Students are invited to develop an appreciation for how the integral character of biblical faith relates to thinking critically about public policy and marketplace issues, and to nurture a desire to take up responsible Christ-centered service in their personal and public vocations.
- Contemporary Music Center (CMC): The CMC’s mission is to prepare students academically and creatively for potential careers in the music industry through an
interdisciplinary study program. Designed as an artists’ community, the program seeks to develop artists and music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production, and delivery.
- Los Angeles Film Center (LAFSC): LAFSC, located in one of the primary film and television production centers in L.A., utilizes state of the art camera and editing equipment. The program is designed to integrate a Christian worldview with an introductory exploration of the work and workings of mainstream Hollywood entertainment.
- Washington Journalism Center: The center is an advanced, experiential semester on Capitol Hill that will cultivate professional news skills and encourage students to think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in the nation’s capital, a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless.
- Australia Studies Center (ASC): Students travel to Australia and New Zealand to experience the people and cultures as well as natural beauty beyond description. The purpose is to prepare students to live the Christian life in a religiously and culturally pluralistic world; to consider the meaning of being salt and light in the culture shaping
arena of the professional performing artist; to encourage them to think through their role as kingdom builders in this world; and to challenge them to grapple with issues of justice for marginalized people.
- China Studies Program (CSP): The CSP is an interdisciplinary semester program hosted by Xiamenrsity, a national "key university," located by the sea in subtropical southeastern China. Students view China from the inside to experience its culture and diversity and can see for themselves the world’s next great power.
- Latin American Studies (LASP): Students are exposed to and encouraged to develop relationships with Latin American experts and ordinary citizens through 67 home stays, field studies, and lively classroom exchanges. They will discuss how the power and influence of the U.S. touches virtually every sphere of their lives and address the causes of and responses to poverty, racism, sexism, violence, and human rights abuse in their countries.
- Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP): The MESP seeks to prepare students to live the Christian life in a world that is religiously and culturally pluralistic. Students experience intense encounters with different worldviews while the MESP community offers a supportive environment.
- Oxford Scholar - Semester Program: Read, learn, live, and broaden your thinking in the "City of Dreaming Spires." The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford allows you, as a member of Wycliffe Hall and a visiting student of Oxford University, to work with academic tutors to hone your skills and delve into the areas that interest you most in this historic seat of learning.
- Oxford Summer Programme (OSP): Wycliffe Hall, established in Oxford in 1877 with a vision for training godly Christian leaders for the church, is today considered one of the premier theological institutions in the world. The programme is designed to enable students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between Christianity and culture and to do specialized work under Oxford academics.
- Russian Studies Program (RSP): The RSP provides participants the opportunity to be on the edge of discovery as political and economic events daily influence the Russia of tomorrow and her relationship with the West. The program seeks to prepare students to live out their faith in a multinational and culturally diverse world.
- Uganda Studies Program (USP): Uganda Christian University (UCU), set on the outskirts of the capital city Kampala, serves as the base of study for students in the USP. Home stays, travel, service learning and daily interaction with Honours College students form the backbone of the USP experience. Courses are taught by the local faculty in the English tutorial tradition. Students will be immersed in a uniquely African education, covering topics such as Christianity and Islam in contemporary Africa, African literature, and East African history.