Study Abroad - CIE

Center for International Education

Study Abroad


Schedule Your Appointment with CIE Study Abroad Team

Contact Information

Henry Barnard Hall, Room 406
860.832.2047 (fax)

Zongxiang Mei

International Education Coordinator

Chaihyung Christine Park

University Assistant

Carmetta Williams

Secretary 2

For general questions, please email us at

Welcome. Explore. Study Abroad!

CCSU Study Abroad is here to guide you through the process for Course Abroad Programs (AY2021-2022) and Semesters Abroad Programs (Summer 2022
and AY2022-2023).

Student health and safety abroad is our top priority, and we aim to partner with you to make well-informed decisions about studying abroad. The Connecticut State University System follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding international travel as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

In AY2021-2022, everyone must be fully vaccinated to attend CCSU Study Abroad Programs (courses abroad and semesters abroad), including faculty and students.


The reasons to study abroad are numerous. Having an international experience will allow you to see the world, broaden your experience, and gain a new perspective on your own country. Take control of your own future and improve your professional potential by becoming globally competent.

Courses Abroad

Courses Abroad are intense, short-term, credit-bearing university classes that are taught by CCSU 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 CCSU 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. 

Semesters Abroad

If you are interested in spending a full semester or an entire academic year abroad, CCSU students have many options. There are three types of full-semester programs: CCSU Partnership and Exchange Programs, Other Approved Programs (Third Party Provider Programs), and Study Abroad on Non-Sponsored Programs. When a student studies on a CCSU approved program, they maintain their financial aid and courses count as in-residence. 

Partnership and Exchange Programs

CCSU has over 20 partnerships and exchanges in 17 countries. Students participating in these programs typically pay tuition and fees directly to CCSU and financial aid will apply.

Other Approved Programs

CCSU students may participate in semester programs offered by Third Party Providers (TPP). The approved third party providers bring structured programs in a variety of countries.

Non-Sponsored Programs

There are many other Study Abroad programs and providers and some students may wish to participate in a program not sponsored by CCSU. Please click on the link above for more information.