2023 is starting off strong with many exciting new program offerings! These new options include unique short summer programs, the ability to study and complete an internship at the same time, multi-country programs in Asia, and a community based service learning program- all in a wide range of academic areas.
Browse new programs here or read on to learn more about brand new programs and some old favorites (Summer in Asia - Japan & South Korea for example) that are back in action in 2023.
Below you'll find academic highlights along with estimated pricing and dates.
“Newy” is located a few hours north of Sydney on a gorgeous bit of coastline. The campus is a great mix of sustainable buildings and greenspace. Courses are mapped to the UN Sustainability Goals and include field trips with industry leaders. This program is a good fit for business, tourism, sports sciences, exercise sciences, ecology and wildlife management, sustainable/green engineering, ecology, psychology, and more.
Ranked number 1 in the UK for media and design, Westminster is a great choice for communications, journalism, and design majors. Other strong academic areas include natural and applied sciences, business, health, humanities, and social sciences. Internship placements are available in various business sectors, NGOs, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Add an internship course to round out your semester in the heart of London!
This is a rigorous program, making it a great option for highly motivated and focused health sciences, nursing, and public health students. A two and four week option is available with students taking one or both of the following courses:
In the first two weeks, students take courses in international business and either sustainable finance or responsible management. These courses have an emphasis on ethics and sustainability, preparing students for best practices in the business world. During weeks three through eight, students complete an internship placement in marketing, business development, accounting, finance, business analytics, or human resources. Placements are customized based on the needs of the host organization and the student’s interests, employment history, academic background, and skills.
Based in beautiful Sorrento, Italy, this program has coursework and internship placements available in art, biology, communications, education, geology, international studies, Italian studies, marketing, marine science, social work, sports business, and women and gender studies.
Students can take 3-6 credits per session. Courses and internship placements are available in art, biology, communications, education, geology, international studies, Italian studies, marketing, marine science, social work, sports business, and women & gender studies.
COMING SOON! A summer engineering program option on the Italian Coast.
A variety of course options are available in Japanese language, business, pop-culture, anime, and gender studies. This program is ideal for those interested in an urban experience in one of the most densely populated slices of our planet.
This option is ideal for students interested in intensive Japanese language and global studies. Located on a tranquil campus in the heart of bustling Tokyo, this program is great for connecting with enthusiastic Japanese students who want to exchange language and culture.
Students can gain a global mindset on this program through coursework in finance and business administration, hospitality and tourism, mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science and coding, and international relations. Kyung Hee has deep connections with the United Nations and with the leading universities of Asia, so it's great for students interested in East Asian relations in a global context.
LCI Barcelona offers a broad range of coursework in the creative industries (graphic design, fashion, photography, digital animation), as well as in business and entrepreneurship. LCI Barcelona offers a small campus with a creative environment, personalized attention, and the use of a project and competency-based pedagogical model. Students enhance career readiness through hands-on experiences within the design industry and art world of Barcelona.
Students take two or three classes over the eight week session, selecting from graphic design, fashion, photography, digital animation, Spanish language, and business/entrepreneurship.
Summer in Barcelona - Universitat de Barcelona
Session 1: May 30 - June 30
Session 2: July 1 - July 28
Session 1+2: May 30 - July 28
$5,990 (one session), $9,990 (two sessions)
Ranked the #1 most innovative university in Spain, UB has elective classes taught in Spanish to accommodate all language levels (beginner to advanced) that make use of the city as their classroom. Typically students will have one classroom session and two city tours each week. Courses are available in Spanish language and culture, communications, social sciences, business, and humanities.
Students take one course at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo followed by one or two courses at Kyung Hee University in Seoul for a total of 6-9 US credits. Students study Japanese and/or Korean language and culture, or choose English-taught social sciences courses. This is the best of both worlds: serene campus settings with easy access to the vibrancy of Tokyo and Seoul.
$4,890 - $7,090 (depending on credits and housing selection)
This six week program based at Mahidol University includes a Chiang Mai excursion (a weekend in Chiang Mai exploring local temples, a Thai cooking class, and visit to the elephant sanctuary) AND an end-of-program trip to Cambodia which includes a half-day bicycle tour around Siem Riep and a sunrise visit to Angkor Wat. This is a great options for business with a focus on international business management, women's and gender studies, history, and humanities.
Hear what students, interns, and alumni have to say
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Get to know your Irish classmates; you can learn about the country and culture from them. I have met people from around the world and from around America. Many of them I still stay in contact with them because we had become close friends and learned a lot from one another. These friendships would not be possible without CIS Abroad.
One aspect I enjoyed the most was the freedom that I had to be a student and visitor. My site director was the best at guiding me and always being there in any circumstance, yet I still felt like an adult.
This program changed my life in many ways, but most importantly it taught me how to be adaptable. I thoroughly enjoyed the intern mixers that allowed us to meet others in our program.
Come in with an open mind, make friends, and don't pass up an opportunity to explore. I now want to go on more adventures and feel more cultured.
Edinboro University of PA
I will forever have a respect for all cultures and people. My favorite aspect of the program was the weekend trips and weekly activities planned for the students.
University of Arkansas
The excursions included in the CIS Abroad program were amazing. The site directors chose awesome tour guides for our excursions and made it a great experience. Both the site directors and the tour guides were extremely caring and knowledgeable about their job. I felt safe at all times.
I stepped outside of my comfort zone and met so many friends while studying on the Gold Coast, which has allowed me to stay in contact with people on almost every continent. Being a marketing student, this diverse network will also benefit me on a professional level.
CIS Abroad created a comfortable and eventful atmosphere. This program opened my eyes to the world and allowed me to grow comfortable in my own skin when placed in new surroundings.
Colby Sawyer College
This experience opened my eyes to the beauty of the world and showed me how small my problems really are. It showed me that I can be whoever I want and do whatever I want and that money isn't everything. Lastly, it introduced me to my CISabroad family.
Keene State University
Going abroad with CISabroad was one of my best decisions. I really loved how CIS created a family through orientation, excursions, Facebook posts, rooming assignments, etc. There was never a moment where I felt alone or helpless. I've made friends that I'll have for the rest of my life.
University of South Carolina
This program made me realize how much I want travel, culture and adventure to be a part of my life forever.
One of the best aspects of the program was my site director, who is one of the most wonderful people I've ever met. The difference between my experience and my fellow students' experiences in other programs was very noticeable.
Loyola University Chicago
Studying abroad enhanced my Spanish-speaking skills, gave me deep friendships, and positively challenged the ways I viewed my own family, culture, and country. I’ve become a better student, sister, daughter, and friend. I can never see the world through the same lenses again. To that I am forever grateful.
Point Loma Nazarene University
This program gave me so many opportunities to learn about the Irish culture and took us on trips with locals to get the full experience. I was extremely prepared through CISabroad and was never nervous about any plans. I mostly miss the amazing people and culture of Ireland.
Boise State University
The best aspect of the program was the amazing people I met, the different culture, living in the city, and experiencing new and exciting things everyday.