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Westmont in San Francisco (Open to all majors)

Students may attend Westmont in San Francisco in either the fall or spring semester. The program combines living and working in a unique urban setting, offering an opportunity for the study of cultural, ethnic, political, and business-oriented aspects of modern society. While enjoying the relative security and intimacy of a self-determined community, students reside in the heart of the city. The core of the program is a pre-professional internship that involves a minimum of 24 hours each week. Tutorials and independent study in a variety of areas are available in addition to the core curriculum. Participants must take the following courses: IS 190 Urban Practicum (8) and IS 195 Seminar in Urban Studies (4). Electives include: IS 194 Tutorial (1-4), ENG 104 Modern Grammar and Advanced Composition (4) - Spring only, and ENG 134 Ethnicity, Race, and the City in American Literature (4) - Fall only. WSF Homepage

Inoculum (Westmont College Summer Program for 1st year and transfer students) (Open to all majors)

This 12-day backpack trip to the northeastern wilderness area of Yosemite National Park is a special extension of the orientation program. Readings, discussions, and papers focus the course content on the uniqueness of Westmont liberal arts education. It takes place before orientation and is for first-year and transfer students. Participants must take the following course: APP 90 The Inoculum: Wilderness/Orientation (2); this course will meet one of the four PEA requirements. Inoculum Homepage

American Studies Program, Washington, D.C. (CCCU bestsemester.com) (Open to all majors)

Since 1976, the American Studies Program has served as an experiential learning laboratory for students committed to connecting their faith to public affairs. More than 2500 students have come to Washington and nearly 500 alumni currently work in the D.C. metro area in a variety of professional fields-private and public, for-profit and non-profit. Each students enrolls in the program's two practicum courses: Internship and Topics in Leadership & Vocation. Students have the option of enrolling in a one-credit Professional Mentorship course. In addition, students apply to either the Public Policy track or the Global Development track. The Public Policy track equips and supports students in their analysis of pressing public policy issue. Each student produces original research by engaging area experts and practitioners off-site and in the classroom as they investigate the local, national, and global factors that influence policy-making in Washington, D.C. The Global Development track focuses on partnership initiatives taken by leaders in commercial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations as they explore the impact they can achieve by collaborating to address issues of sustainable development worldwide. CCCU ASP Homepage

American University Washington Semester, Washington, D.C. (American University) (Open to all majors)

Washington Semester is a program of American University in Washington, DC, in which students live and study at the Tenley Campus. Students have the opportunity to serve in internships in thirteen different tracks including national politics, foreign policy, economic policy and justice, journalism, and a number of other fields. Participants come from over 200 affiliated colleges and universities in the U.S. and from 28 international institutions. A limited number of Westmont students will be nominated for consideration for the program each semester. AU Washington Homepage

Contemporary Music Center, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (CCCU bestsemester.com) (Open to all majors)

The Contemporary Music Center provides students with the opportunity to live and work in the refining context of community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith and business. The CMC offers three tracks: Artist, Executive and Technical. The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers and producers. The Executive Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications and related majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting and studio recording. Students within each of the tracks receive instruction, experience and a uniquely Christ-centered perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. Each track includes coursework, labs, directed study and a practicum. CCCU CMC Homepage

Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Los Angeles, CA (CCCU bestsemester.com)

Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center trains students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with professional skill and Christian integrity. Each semester, students live, learn and work in L. A. The curriculum consists of two required seminars: Hollywood Production Workshop and Theology in Hollywood, focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very influential industry. In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience. The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective. CCCU LAFSC Homepage

Oregon Extension, Ashland, Oregon (Eastern University) (Fall only)

Oregon Extension is a program of located in the southern reaches of the Cascade Mountains that is sponsored by Messiah College. Students study, in sequence, four interdisciplinary themes: Contemporary Issues, Social Thought, Human Stories, and Living Faith. Special emphasis is given to individual professor-student interaction and attention to small group discussion and dialogue. Within each of these units, students can choose one academic discipline from among the following in which to receive 3-4 semester hours of credit: literature, psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, theology, biblical studies, history, education, or science. Students earn an additional two hours of credit in Rhetoric and Composition. Oregon Extension Homepage

Washington Journalism Center, Washington, D.C. (CCCU bestsemester.com)

The Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. While in Washington students take classes focusing on their personal writing skills and on the history and future of the media. These classes--Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington; and Washington, News and Public Discourse--combined with an internship at a top news publication help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students also participate in service learning opportunities as part of the WJC experience. CCCU WJC Homepage

Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Located just 20 minutes from Lexington, the state’s second-largest city, Asbury College is an independent, nondenominational, decidedly Christian liberal arts institution, amid the rolling hills of the Bluegrass. Founded in 1890, the fully accredited College is in its second century of providing students with a Christ-centered education. The College’s 1271 undergraduate students come from more than 40 states and 10 nations. Because the College is primarily a residential campus, this diversity offers unique opportunities to learn beyond the classroom - in the residence halls, at Bible studies, in chapel services, on the intercollegiate athletic field and in campus clubs or organizations. Asbury Homepage

Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Bethel University is a four-year, liberal arts institution committed to a distinctly evangelical Christian philosophy of education. The integration of faith and learning is encouraged in curricular and co-curricular ways. Biblical perspectives are applicable and enriching to the entire range of academic inquiry. The college model for student development rests upon Christian assumptions regarding the nature of the self, interpersonal relationships, values, and life purposes. Bethel Homepage

George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

George Fox University is a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top-tier master’s-level university in the West. It offers: bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 majors. The university was founded in Newberg in 1891 by Quaker pioneers. Now, more than 2,700 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, at its Portland, Salem, and Boise centers, and at other teaching sites in Oregon. George Fox Homepage

Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Gordon College is a four-year liberal arts institution which provides a well-rounded education in an environment where both mind and spirit can soar. The College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to a lifestyle of service, and prepared for leadership roles worldwide. Gordon embraces a process of education that links the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of life and is serious about its commitments. Professors are expected to live in a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and model His life principles before their students. Gordon Homepage

Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Located in a town of 6,500 people just 45 miles east of St. Louis, Greenville College is a four-year, co-educational Christian liberal arts college. Housing includes five major residence halls and 12 upper division houses. A new 12-unit apartment complex houses 60 upper division students. Fifteen major buildings are located on 50 acres. The College was founded in 1892, by the Free Methodist Church and still maintains a close affiliation with the denomination. Their mission is to transform students for lives of character and service through a Christ-centered education in the liberating arts and sciences. Greenville Homepage

Houghton College, Houghton, New York (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Founded by The Wesleyan Church in 1883, Houghton College is a college community of evangelical believers from over 40 denominations, living and learning together. The College provides an academically challenging Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world. Regular chapel programs feature a variety of Christian speakers plus music and praise gatherings. There are numerous spiritual growth opportunities, including outreach teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, World Missions Fellowship, and Youth for Christ. Houghton Homepage

Malone College, Canton, Ohio (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Malone College is located an hour south of Cleveland in a quiet, residential area. The purpose of Malone is to provide students with an educational experience based on biblical faith. This experience will prepare them to make informed moral and ethical choices, equip them to cope with a pluralistic society and enable them to serve the church, community and world. Malone Homepage

Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Bright, promising students from across the country come to Messiah College to combine a solid liberal arts foundation with practical career preparation. And with more than 50 majors and pre-professional programs, Messiah opens expansive academic and career options. Messiah Homepage

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Established in the Pacific Northwest more than a century ago by Free Methodist pioneers, SPU is a comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Our location offers the benefits of an intimate campus community and a thriving metropolis. It’s a unique combination that works. Just minutes from downtown Seattle, the leading urban center in the Pacific Northwest, SPU is committed to engaging and serving in the modern city, cultivating a global consciousness, supporting the church and addressing the crisis of meaning in our culture. Seattle Pacific Homepage

Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Founded in 1846 as Fort Wayne Female College, Taylor University has integrated faith, living and learning while establishing itself as one of the preeminent Christian, interdenominational, liberal arts universities in the Midwest. Taylor University Upland, the primary campus, is located in Grant County, Indiana, midway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. The intentional community is very evident on this primarily residential campus with most students between the ages of 18 and 22 and highly involved in a variety of university-related activities and majors in over 60 fields of study. Taylor Homepage

Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Trinity International University, the educational ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America, is a family of four “schools” or academic institutions all under the umbrella of the university. Trinity College, the liberal arts college under this umbrella, has its main campus in Deerfield and offers a wide range of majors, including nontraditional options at both locations. Trinity Homepage

Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois (Consortium visitor applications can be picked up in OCP office)

Founded in 1860 by visionary Jonathan Blanchard, Wheaton College exists today as a stronghold of Christian higher learning. Through the trials and triumphs of its 136 years, seven presidents have helped the College remain true to its motto, “For Christ and His Kingdom.” Wheaton College serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide. Wheaton Homepage