John Brown University Partnership

We are proud to partner with John Brown University as they are ranked as No. 1 “Best Value” in the U.S. News and World Report 2013 Best Colleges Edition among its peers in the South. Overall, JBU was ranked as the No. 2 Best College among the 107 regional colleges in the South. 


Even though John Brown University is located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, our students will attend courses through John Brown in Branson, which will be taught by Link Year staff that operates as ad-junct professors. JBU classes will be taught in addition to the Link Year curriculum throughout the year.

Acceptance into the Kanakuk Link Year does not guarantee acceptance into John Brown University. Students who desire to enroll in college courses while at the Kanakuk Link Year need to apply separately through John Brown University. Link Year staff is available to help answer any questions concerning our partnership with JBU.

If you have any questions about JBU, please reach out to Lauren Huffman of JBU who will be able to assist you.You may contact her at or 479-524-7423


Fall 2017 semester on-site:

COM 2523 - Public Speaking— $1,254

Fall 2017 8-Week Online Course*
HST 1013- Western Civilization I (8 weeks)  — $1,254

BBL 1023 - New Testament Survey (8 weeks)  — $1,254
* Space is limited for the online courses, and the online courses are tentative and subject to change.

Spring 2018 semester on-site:

ICS 2993 – Study Abroad Experience (3 hrs) — $1,254

Spring 2018 8-Week Online Course*
CMN 1213 - Christian Leadership & Service (8 weeks)  — $1,254

PSY 1013- Introductory Psychology (8 weeks)  — $1,254

KIN 1002- Wellness for Life (8 weeks) — $836

* Space is limited for the online courses, and they are tentative and subject to change based on enrollment numbers.