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The Goethe Institut is such a wonderful institution! It offers a truly unique experience by merging language learning and cultural excursions, while introducing students to both local and international students. It's an amazing feeling to share a second language as a commonality.
– Brie Elzinga
Calvin College

quick facts

Central College Abroad

  • More than 10,000 students from over 400 American colleges and universities have studied with Central College since the launch of its first international program in 1965.
  • CCA works in close collaboration with a network of U.S. colleges and universities in order to facilitate the transfer of credit and financial aid for their students on a Central program.
  • Every Central College Abroad program boasts an on-site resident director who leads all program activities, serves as academic advisor, and creates a unique experience for each student based on interest.
  • Small programs (average size = 24 students) allowing for more personalized academic programming.
  • Students meet intended outcomes for global perspective development through CCA’s leading assessment practices.  
  • Distinct academic offerings, both through CCA’s own unique courses, as well as courses through some of the world’s most renowned universities.
  • Experiential learning opportunities for all students, ensuring integration into the local culture through service-learning, internships, language partners, community involvement, courses alongside local students, just to name a few.