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The Central Study Abroad Office is here to guide you through the process for Central’s numerous Course, Semester, and Independent Summer Study Abroad Programs! Check the website frequently for new events and updates on deadlines.
Courses Abroad are intense, short-term, credit-bearing university classes that are taught by Central faculty and are offered in Winter Session, Summer Session, and embedded in full-semester Spring courses, where the travel component occurs either over Spring Break or in early Summer. Working in close cooperation with a growing number of Central academic departments, the Center for International Education (CIE) offers a variety of Course Abroad programs annually. Many programs offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Independent Summer Abroad
Independent Study Abroad Programs are one month programs in the summer where students can take up to 6 credits. These programs offer students an independent study abroad experience but are shorter than a full semester. The cost, dates, and course offerings vary by program. These programs are direct enrolling programs, not faculty led programs. Students who participate in independent programs can be given discounted rates on the cost of tuition since Central has various partner universities.
If you are interested in spending a full semester or an entire academic year abroad, Central students have many options. There are three types of full-semester programs: Central Partnership and Exchange Programs, Other Approved Programs (Third Party Provider Programs), and Study Abroad on Non-Sponsored Programs. When a student studies on a Central approved program, they maintain their financial aid and courses count as in-residence.