BestSemester Program Update

Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the necessary decision that we will not run eight of our nine BestSemester programs for the duration of the 2020-21 academic year. Our Scholars’ Semester in Oxford is offering online tutorial seminars for credit during the 2020-21 academic year, and their Spring 2021 program will run in-person in Oxford.

The following programs will not run for the 2020-21 academic year:

  • American Studies Program
  • Australia Studies Centre
  • Contemporary Music Center
  • L.A. Film Studies Center
  • Latin American Studies Program
  • Middle East Studies Program
  • Northern Ireland Semester
  • Uganda Studies Program

This was a difficult decision made in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus. Future program activities are still under consideration, and the CCCU will be using this next academic year to create a new strategy and vision for their global education offerings moving forward. Any future programming decisions will be posted on this page.

More than 13,000 students have benefitted from our academically rigorous, Christ-centered experiential education programs for the past 40 years, and we remain committed to offering global experiential education opportunities for students that foster their intellectual, cultural, vocational, and spiritual growth.

All students that were scheduled to attend our programs have been notified of these decisions, and any confirmation deposits that have been paid will be refunded in their entirety.

If you have any questions, please contact the BestSemester team at [email protected]