Study Abroad

CISabroad study abroad programs offer exceptional support, fun activities and a variety of courses. Choose from programs in 19 countries at host institutions ranging from large, English-speaking universities to small language and culture focused study centers. We offer the BEST VALUE in study abroad, guaranteed!

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Semester on the Gold Coast
Semester on the Gold Coast Australia

World-class academics and the surf at your doorstep. On Semester on the Gold Coast, you’ll study with a diverse international student body at the top university in Australia - which happens to be smack in the middle of paradise.

Semester in Bendigo
Semester in Bendigo Australia

Kangaroos on campus, life in a small Australian city, and a superb Outdoor and Adventure Education program! If you are looking for an authentic Aussie experience—wildlife included—then this is for you.

Semester in Melbourne
Semester in Melbourne Australia

Study in Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, birthplace of Australian film and art. Here you'll find a vibrant campus as well as a student-friendly city life.

Semester in Newcastle
Semester in Newcastle Australia

Our most affordable Australian semester program, on a sustainable, bushland campus. From Digital Arts and Alchemy to Water Engineering and Australian Flora, you’ll find unexpected courses on your Semester in Newcastle.

Semester in Sydney
Semester in Sydney Australia

Sydney is known for its stunning ocean views, iconic opera house, and lush landscapes. An activities-packed student union and sports association mean you’re sure to make friends quickly.

Semester in China
Semester in China China

Culture, history, and full language immersion await! Spend the semester getting to know China’s language, history, and culture while living in the heart of Beijing on a Chinese campus where all students know at least some English.

Semester in Costa Rica
Semester in Costa Rica Costa Rica

Study in English or Spanish in the bustling capital city of San José. Explore nearby volcanoes, go zip lining in the rainforest, and get to know Costa Rican culture while sipping some of the best coffee in the world.

Summer in Costa Rica
Summer in Costa Rica Costa Rica

Courses in English and Spanish with local professors on an urban campus minutes from the heart of San José. Explore the city, as well as beautiful nearby national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns.

Semester in Business and Economics, Prague
Semester in Business and Economics, Prague Czech Republic

Study Central and East European economies and societies while living in one of Europe’s most beautiful, historic cities. The curriculum is designed specifically for international students majoring in business, economics, and finance.

Semester in Ecuador
Semester in Ecuador Ecuador

Take your education to new heights in the heart of the Andes! Live and learn in Ecuador, a country of stunning contrasts, and study in Spanish with international and local students at a highly ranked private university.

Summer in Ecuador
Summer in Ecuador Ecuador

Come live 9,000 feet above sea level in this high-altitude haven for exploration: markets, mountains, and culture in the city of Quito, and beaches, jungles, and crater lakes all nearby. Take classes with Ecuadorian, European, Asian, and US students.

The London Semester
The London Semester England

Study in lively London without the huge price tag! Live on a traditional British campus, with unique creative writing, dance, and psychology programs and courses in all major subjects.

Semester at University of Westminster
Semester at University of Westminster England

Picture yourself living in the heart of London. You won’t just read Shakespeare in the classroom - you’ll go see it performed live in the Globe Theatre. The city is your classroom!

Summer at University of Westminster
Summer at University of Westminster England

Live in the heart of cosmopolitan London for 3 or 6 weeks. Take business, media and design, and liberal arts classes while learning about British culture both in and out of the classroom.

Semester in Aix en Provence
Semester in Aix en Provence France

Spend your semester in beautiful southern France. Live in this tree-lined, mansion- filled city while studying French language and elective courses taught in English or French. C’est magnifique!

Summer in Aix en Provence
Summer in Aix en Provence France

Enjoy a summer in the Provence region of Southern France. Take courses in English and French, enjoy amazing cuisine, and a have a petit café among the tree-lined streets and fountains.

Summer in Paris
Summer in Paris France

Turn Paris into your classroom for 3 weeks this summer! Hone your painting, drawing, or photography skills in front of the Tour Eiffel and Notre Dame; improve your French as you order a baguette at your local café.

Semester in Ghana
Semester in Ghana Ghana

Learn about Ghana with classes in subjects like West African music and dance, African foreign relations, and sustainable development. Best of all, study with local professors and students while immersing yourself in the traditions of this beautiful, coastal city.

Semester in Hawaii
Semester in Hawaii USA-Hawaii

Want to study and live minutes from the best beaches in the world? Take classes at a fantastic private university, learn more about the friendly “Aloha Spirit,” and explore rain forests, volcanoes, and deserted islands on the weekends.

Summer in Hawaii
Summer in Hawaii USA-Hawaii

Study in the capital city of Honolulu while exploring the pristine jungles and beaches nearby. Six credits, small classes and world-renowned professors.

Semester in Dublin
Semester in Dublin Ireland

Who wouldn’t want to study in the land of James Joyce, leprechauns, and Lord of the Dance? Explore the quaint bookstores, walk the cobblestone streets, and listen to traditional music in the pubs while studying at one of the best universities in Ireland.

Semester in Limerick
Semester in Limerick Ireland

Study at a well-regarded university in a tranquil part of Ireland without breaking the bank. Explore castles, stroll along the Shannon River, and learn the fiddle alongside your Irish friends.

Summer in Ireland
Summer in Ireland Ireland

Spend three weeks this summer in Limerick, a laid-back city, known for its history, beautiful castles, and art galleries. Take hands-on courses about Irish culture, history, film, law, and art taught by distinguished Irish faculty.

Semester Architecture Studies in Rome
Semester Architecture Studies in Rome Italy

Collaborate with Italian students and professionals as you work on local expansion, renovation, and restoration projects. Rome’s timeless monuments and piazzas are your classroom!

Semester in Florence
Semester in Florence Italy

Study and explore in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The Duomo, the Medici Chapel, and the Galleria dell’Academia are all next door with this affordable semester option.

Semester in Perugia
Semester in Perugia Italy

A custom study abroad experience in Italy’s college town! World-class academics, warm weather, incredible cuisine, and a young, vibrant atmosphere in the heart of a cosmopolitan city.

Semester in Rome
Semester in Rome Italy

Open-air cafés, quaint outdoor markets, and timeless monuments await you! Study art history, business, international relations and more on-site in the historic city of Rome.

Summer Architecture Studies in Rome
Summer Architecture Studies in Rome Italy

Spend seven weeks or more working in a studio whose windows open to the glorious exterior of the Pantheon. Travel throughout Italy to compare and contrast the architectural styles of its museums, cathedrals, squares, and monuments.

Summer in Florence
Summer in Florence Italy

Be dazzled this summer! Spend 3, 6, 9 or 12 weeks in the cradle of the Renaissance and see why travelers can never get enough of Florence.

Summer in Perugia
Summer in Perugia Italy

Spend a summer studying in a college town in the radiant heart of Italy. Distinctive academic programs that allow you to immerse yourself in Italian culture and learn both in and beyond the classroom.

Summer in Rome
Summer in Rome Italy

English courses and Italian language at a campus on the highest hill in Rome. Fun social and cultural activities allow you to get to know Rome in a very intimate way.

Semester in Mexico
Semester in Mexico Mexico

During your semester in Mexico, you will study Spanish abroad in the beautiful city of Cuernavaca, a popular study abroad location for international students.

Summer in Mexico
Summer in Mexico Mexico

Experience a summer in Mexico in Cuernavaca, where you will study Spanish abroad at the top language school Universidad Internacional.

Semester on the North Island, New Zealand
Semester on the North Island, New Zealand New Zealand

Live in this sea-side, metropolitan city with more cafés per capita than New York City. Take a broad range of courses from environmental science to Maori culture, and enjoy the boundless adventure opportunities nearby.

Semester on the South Island, New Zealand
Semester on the South Island, New Zealand New Zealand

From sea kayaking and mountaineering to wine tasting and sheep shearing, you’ll love all that the South Island has to offer. Your Kiwi host (local New Zealand student) will show you around your new home at the country’s oldest university.

Semester in Cusco
Semester in Cusco Peru

Immerse yourself in the center of Incan culture as you study Spanish- language and Peru-focused courses taught in English. Our program includes a trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu!

Semester in Lima
Semester in Lima Peru

Learn about the Spanish language and the local culture from top professors, alongside students from Lima and around the world. Go sand boarding, visit the highland towns of the Andes, and explore Islas Ballestas to check out penguins, seals, and sea lions.

Semester in Edinburgh
Semester in Edinburgh Scotland

The city of Edinburgh is truly amazing, combining medieval Old Town, neoclassical New Town, and award-winning modern architecture. Study at one of the top two new universities in the UK.

Semester in Stirling
Semester in Stirling Scotland

There’s a castle on campus, seriously…study on an 18th-century estate in the Scottish highlands! This highly affordable program means you can live your dream of studying in Scotland without breaking the bank.

Summer in Scotland
Summer in Scotland Scotland

Imagine a summer of exploring and learning in this historic country with your base in Stirling, the Gateway to the Highlands. Join us for great academics, fun excursions throughout Scotland, and a chance to explore Europe.

Semester in South Africa
Semester in South Africa South Africa

Study in the heart of the Cape Winelands, in the country’s oldest college town. Debate South African politics with the Political Club, learn to sail with the yacht club, or take a world-famous safari to see the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo).

Summer in South Africa
Summer in South Africa South Africa

Ride an ostrich, visit a colony of beach penguins, and explore Tsitsikamma National Park this summer. Field trips, hands-on community service projects, and expert guest lecturers make this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Summer in Barcelona
Summer in Barcelona Spain

English electives and Spanish classes tailored to your language level make this a great way to earn credits this summer. You’ll also make friends through many extracurricular activities including a Catalan cooking class, flamenco show, and cinema night.

Semester at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Semester at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Spain

Enjoy strong academics, a gorgeous campus, proximity to a coastline of white-sand beaches, and an exciting, cosmopolitan city that never sleeps. You will have the opportunity to soak up all that Barcelona has to offer both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Barcelona Semester
The Barcelona Semester Spain

A superb study abroad experience awaits you in this beautiful Mediterranean city: exciting excursions throughout Spain, white-sand beaches only a short distance away, and courses in history, community development, health, and more!

Summer at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Summer at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Spain

Take courses in English and Spanish and enjoy the 2,000 years of architectural and cultural splendor that Barcelona has to offer. You’ll study on the beautiful new campus of this internationally known university.

Semester in Thailand
Semester in Thailand Thailand

Live in Salaya, with an easy access to Bangkok, a warm and friendly city in the heart of Indochina. You’ll take classes with Thai and international students, study in English, and have plenty of time to ride elephants, explore ancient ruins, and venture into amazing jungles.

The Grand Tour: Italy, France and England
The Grand Tour: Italy, France and England Multi-Country

In this nine-week course, European cities are your classroom. Soak up the impressive history of Rome, the stunning frescoes of Florence, the magnificent streets and cathedrals of Paris, and the history-packed museums of London.

Summer in London
Summer in London England

An affordable program on a picturesque campus within easy reach of central London makes for a perfect summer study abroad program.

Summer in Peru
Summer in Peru Peru

Picture yourself studying Spanish and Peruvian history, art, and biology among stunning mountain views and llamas. Our program includes a trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu!

Semester in Argentina
Semester in Argentina Argentina

Take courses in English or Spanish. Live and study in beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Study abroad during the fall, spring or a full year in the city known for being a cultural hybrid, blending both European and Latin American elements. As birthplace of the tango with a pleasant climate and cafe culture, Argentina is a truly unique place in which to study abroad!

Summer in Argentina
Summer in Argentina Argentina

Spend a summer in lovely Buenos Aires, Argentina! Learn Spanish, explore Latin America, and get to know a unique country and city. Buenos Aires is considered the "Paris of South America" and you can see why with its shady, tree-lined boulevards, plethera of cafes and eateries, and vibrant social and cultural scene.

Summer in Ghana
Summer in Ghana Ghana

This unique program will take you through a diverse set of locales in Ghana, West Africa. Experience the culture and history of Ghana through song and dance, as well as workshops and performances by local groups. Earn between 6-9 credits for this amazing 3-week program.

Heart of the Renaissance: Italy and France
Heart of the Renaissance: Italy and France Multi-Country

Can't decide whether you'd like to spend your summer in France or Italy? Now you don't have to! This program allows you to live and study in the beautiful and historic cities of Rome, Florence and Paris. Compare and contrast the art and cultural scenes in two locations renown for setting trends while taking classes that relate directly to your new locale.

City Expeditions: London and Barcelona
City Expeditions: London and Barcelona Multi-Country

London and Barcelona are two of Europe's most exciting cities. On City Expeditions: London and Barcelona, you will not only explore these two great cities, but also have the chance to study art, business, and local culture while getting to know local hangouts.

Summer Art and Photography in Rome
Summer Art and Photography in Rome Italy

Study art and photography in a place that inspires like no other: Rome, Italy! Spend 4 weeks with the artistic and creative city of Rome as your classroom: paint en plein air and capture great shots of historic buildings and beautiful landscapes.

Semester at University of Barcelona
Semester at University of Barcelona Spain

Study Spanish language and culture during the fall, spring or for an entire year at a renowned university in vibrant Barcelona! We'll make sure you make the most of your time through frequent social and cultural activities, excursions and exceptional staff support.

Summer in Australia
Summer in Australia Australia

Study in Australia during the summer and enjoy a wide range of courses, a beautiful campus just minutes from the beach, and a fun social setting in a vibrant community. Summer in Australia on the Gold Coast has the best of everything and lets you get a full semester ahead!

Semester in Madrid at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Semester in Madrid at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija Spain

Experience Spain's largest city while getting the benefits of the small, supportive campus community! You'll be able to fully immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture during your semester in Madrid with this program while also being able to take courses in English and mingle with international students from around the world.

Summer in Madrid at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Summer in Madrid at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija Spain

Study at a Spanish university in Madrid's "university city" while enjoying a smaller program and exceptional support. Study intensive Spanish for one or two months and choose from other courses in local topics offered in English.

Greek Life Leadership in Florence
Greek Life Leadership in Florence Italy

Greek members rejoice! There's a summer study abroad program specifically for you that focuses on service and leadership. Earn 4 credits in a month that combines community service, leadership seminars, classroom studies, field trips, excursions, cultural activities, and more!

Summer in Thailand
Summer in Thailand Thailand

Study in beautiful and historic Chiang Mai, Thailand for a month this summer to experience traditional Thai culture in the "Land of Smiles." Study Thai language, Buddhism, international finance, and gender studies while living in historic Old Town.

Semester in Oman
Semester in Oman Oman

Experience the culture of ancient Arabia in a safe and modern Oman. Great for majors in women studies, Middle Eastern Studies, international relations, geology and archaeology - everyone wanting to improve cultural understanding will find Oman the perfect study abroad destination!

Summer in Oman
Summer in Oman Oman

Improve your Arabic language with an intensive summer study abroad program. All language levels welcome, with small classes taught by native Omani instructors you are sure to improve!

Semester in Germany
Semester in Germany Germany

Experience all the southwest Germany has to offer on the campus of the Hochschule Reutlingen. Near the major city of Stuttgart, Reutlingen is located between the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura, both areas of geographical interest and beauty. The town’s center boasts remnants of a city wall and medieval fortifications.

Performance Art Live! London and Glasgow
Performance Art Live! London and Glasgow Multi-Country

Travel the United Kingdom on our Performance Art Live! London & Glasgow program! Learn about performance and contemporary art from experienced faculty and see all the culture, art, and entertainment these amazing cities have to offer.

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. It's also an experience that may not be for everyone. If you're asking yourself "Why should I study abroad?" your initial curiosity is a good sign. Most people choose to study abroad because they are looking for something new, whether that's a new challenge, new physical or social environment, a new start, or all of those. Among the many dozens of reasons why you should study abroad, many of those involve learning: foreign languages, foreign cultures, more about yourself, and/or more about your home country. 

When you participate in a study abroad program, whether for a semester/year, summer, or January/J Term, you can expect to grow personally, academically and professionally. Having to adapt to a new environment and culture makes you a strong and more capable person. You will meet fellow study abroad students from other schools, some of whom will likely be friends for life. You will interact with locals, providing insight into not only the local culture but also your culture back home.

When you study abroad with CISabroad, you get everything you need to make the most of your experience: pre-departure assistance, academic advising, on-site support, fun group activities, and more - for an affordable cost! When you compare everything we offer at the same or similar host institutions (the university or institute you study at abroad) for a more affordable cost price than you'll find elsewhere, you'll realize you're getting the best possible value.

While the decision-making process of where to study abroad may seem overwhelming, the initial decision to study abroad is the right one to make! Everything else will fall in line. We're happy to help make that choice of where to study abroad. Or, contact an advisor and we'll provide personalized counseling on whatever you're still considering.

We look forward to having you join us on one of our dozens of amazing study abroad programs! 

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Deciding where to study abroad is not usually an easy process. There are just too many intriguing countries, let alone cities, to choose from! It seems like you might not be able to pick the city that's perfect for you. Not to fret though, because you really can't go wrong.

CISabroad study abroad programs are based in countries we find fascinating, and in cities we would love to live in personally. So that's a start, but still leaves about 20 countries, some of which have multiple cities on offer...Some things to consider when deciding where to study abroad:

1. Foreign language: Looking to immerse yourself in a foreign language? Or, do you prefer to speak English while studying abroad? 

See all languages on offer in CISabroad programs.

More comfortable speaking English? Consider Australia, England, Ghana, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, or USA-Hawaii

2. Culture: Do you want a culture similar to what you know, or different? How similar or how different?

"Western" countries tend to be more similar to US American culture, but maybe not as similar as you might think. And, if English is spoken, that doesn't mean the culture won't offer anything you're not familiar with. While almost all CISabroad program countries could be considered "Western" to some extent or another, among the more "Western" are Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South AfricaSpain, and USA-Hawaii

Countries with cultures that are typically a bit more distinct from the US and other "Western" countries might be China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, and Thailand.

3. Climate: Looking for warmer, cooler, or similar to what you're used to? 

If you prefer things to be warm pretty consistently, you'll enjoy pretty consistent heat and/or humidity with palm trees providing a shady respite in places such as Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, Thailand, and USA-Hawaii

If you like a little variety in temperatures, from night to day and season to season, consider heading to Argentina, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, or South Africa.

Want a blend of languages, cultures and climates? Consider a multi-country study abroad program, either during the summer or during January/J Term.  

Still not sure where to study abroad? Contact a CISabroad advisor and we'll gladly provide personalized advising on where to study abroad.