Lipscomb Partners

Lipscomb partners with two consortia to provide even more global learning opportunities.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)

CCCU is a higher education association of more than 150 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. There are 102 member campuses in North America and all are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. CCCU's Bestsemester offers 11 programs on five continents.

As a member of CCCU, Lipscomb University has sent students to CCCU's Culture-Shaping Programs all across America and the world. For more details, visit their website, contact your advisor and the Office of Global Learning. Students should also contact financial aid to confirm whether scholarships will apply. Most Lipscomb aid does not apply to CCCU programs. Student comments on their CCCU Study Abroad Experiences, part 1, part 2

Mid-Continent Consortium for International Education (MCCIE)

MCCIE was founded in 1997 with members from institutions of higher education in Tennessee and Kentucky. As a member institution, Lipscomb students can participate in summer language- and culture-immersion study abroad programs. All programs feature three essential components which will enable participants to maximize their learning experience and to learn to communicate with ease in their target language:

  1. rigorous language and culture courses offered by our partner institutions abroad and taught by native speakers on their staff
  2. a homestay in families who are residents of the host countries
  3. various supplementary cultural activities and excursions

As part of the admission requirements, students sign a pledge that they will communicate in the target language only for the duration of their program. For more information on these programs contact Dr. Val Prill at

French Language Immersion in Québec or France
Travel dates: July 2014
Estimated cost for 6 hours of credit: $4,600 for Canada; $5,100 for France

Spanish Language Immersion in Spain
Travel dates: July 2014
Estimated cost for 6 hours of credit: $4,300 for Spain

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