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 are intense, short-term, credit-bearing University classes that are taught by 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 more than forty-five Course Abroad programs annually. Many programs offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
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 approved by CCSU; CCSU Partnership and Exchange programs, Globalinks Abroad and International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). When a student studies on a CCSU approved program, they maintain their financial aid and courses count as in-residence. As of summer 2013, grades earned abroad will appear on the student's transcript and factor in to their GPA.
CCSU has over twenty partnerships and exchanges in 17 countries. Students participating in these program typically pay tuition and fees directly to CCSU and all financial aid will apply.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is a study abroad provider and another option for you to consider as a CCSU student. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has over 20 years of experience working within the field of international education serving both students and advisors. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has over 50 universities in 21 countries. They offer programs in every academic major and students can select from courses across all disciplines.
ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) is an additional option for you to consider when investigating study abroad programs. ISEP is a network of 300 colleges and universities in 42 countries cooperating to provide affordable access to international education for a diverse student population. CCSU students interested in ISEP programs will enroll through Southern Connecticut State University (see the International Education Coordinator in the CIE for details).
There are many other study abroad programs and providers and some students may wish to particpiate in a program not sponsered by CCSU. Please click on the link above for more information.