Study Abroad
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Central College deeply values the educational experience students enjoy when studying internationally. With a 55-year history as a leader in study abroad, Central looks forward to the next 55 years of providing students with opportunities for active engagement with the culture, customs and communities within countries across the globe. At this time, Central is not sponsoring international travel for students, faculty or staff.

We continue to monitor the pandemic and travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State. Currently, many countries will not let U.S. citizens within their borders and/or will not issue student visas. We remain hopeful that the development of an effective, safe and widely distributed vaccine will be available to our students, faculty and staff, enabling a return an active international education program at Central. It is not unreasonable to consider that the world will slowly open around us, with some opportunities made available before others.

We will continue to provide updates when they are available.

The Central Difference

Central's distinctive programs integrate academics, personal journey and intercultural learning. Three types of programs are available to Central College students: semester, year-long, and summer programs in which a resident director is on-site (director-led); faculty-led opportunities, including summer, semester-long, and short-term programs (often integrated into course work on campus) in which Central College faculty develop and lead the curriculum and educational excursions for students; and partner programs in which Central students receive academic credit when enrolled in programs that are hosted by approved providers.


Director-Led Programs

Resident directors provide individualized attention to students. Starting long before arrival, directors work individually with each student, coaching them to maximize their time abroad.

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Faculty-Led Programs

Central's faculty develop study abroad opportunities around a discipline-based and cultural curriculum. Faculty work individually with students to prepare them for the international learning opportunity and maximize the experiential learning time abroad.

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Partner Programs

Central students have an opportunity to participate in domestic and international semester-long programs for full academic credit. Course work in these programs is pre-approved to meet graduation requirements.

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Map of Central College study abroad locations around the world.

Contact Us

You can reach the Central College study abroad staff at the study abroad office at 800-831-3629 or or meet our staff.