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


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 Melbourne


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


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


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 Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Art and Photography in Paris


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


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 Hawai'i


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 Hawai'i


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


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


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


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 in Florence


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


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


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 in Florence


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


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


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 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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Semester in Paris


Study French in Paris or take courses instructed in English at Institute Catholique de Paris. In Paris, you will truly fall in love with "The City of Light" and live in one of the most cosmopolitan and romantic cities in the world!

Summer in 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


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


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.

City Expeditions: London and Barcelona


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Summer in 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


Experience the culture of ancient Arabia in a safe and modern Oman. Great for majors in women's 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


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


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.

Semester in Tropical North Queensland


Semester in Tropical North Queensland has it all: world-class academics, breathtaking scenery, vibrant city life, a beautiful oceanfront, and plenty of great cuisine and entertainment. Just an hour from the Great Barrier Reef, James Cook University is located in one of the most bustling and beautiful places in Australia.

Alternative Spring Break in Thailand


Spend your spring break gaining hands-on experience and volunteering on a community development project in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand. Projects have included, fixing and improving schools and homes, installing water supplies for remote villages.

Semester in Greece


Spend a semester studying at the Hellenic American University. Live and learn in the birthplace of western civilization. Take elective courses, which incorporate lectures by ancient monuments and excursions to Aegean islands.

Summer in Greece


Explore Europe’s oldest city, Athens, filled with ancient sites and modern art. This historical city has a vibrant street life and a relaxed lifestyle, so get ready for endless coffee dates and evening strolls. You will take classes at Hellenic American University known for its innovative academic programs, while getting the chance to experience the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Summer in New Zealand

New Zealand

Exchange a little summer for a little winter in Dunedin, New Zealand. Enjoy world-class academics, picturesque landscapes, and a youthful city bustling with students. On the Summer in New Zealand program, you’ll get a taste of everything the country has to offer.

A Taste of Italy: Milan, Venice, Pompeii, Capri


Spend the summer on journey through Italy, learning about its rich culture, storied history, exquisite cuisine, elaborate cathedrals, and diverse landscapes. On our traveling, Taste of Italy program, you’ll explore Milan, Venice, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, and several other large and small Italian cities.

Alternative Spring Break in Barcelona (LGBTQ)


Join friends with the same passion for social justice on an alternative spring break. Spend one week focusing on the LGBTQ community. Explore LGBTQ focused neighborhoods and meet the Organizers of Pride festivities in Barcelona, Spain.

Summer in Paris


Spend 4-8 weeks this summer in Paris and strengthen your French language skills. Whether you are majoring in French or have just always wanted to learn the most romantic language on the planet, summer in Paris is for you.

Semester in the Galapagos


Unique opportunity to study the diversity of plant and animal species at the Galapagos Islands! If you are an environmental major or minor, this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won't regret. Learn from research professors from Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ on San Cristobal island. Stay with host families,

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.