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I took part in two internships while abroad – both at Leiden University. One in the International Admissions Department and another in the Marketing Department. They both greatly increased my interest in my major and being immersed in the local environment as well as being exposed to an international staff was one of the best experiences I had while abroad.
– Amy Walls
Texas Lutheran University

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.