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.
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.
Resident directors provide individualized attention to students. Starting long before arrival, directors work individually with each student, coaching them to maximize their time abroad.
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.
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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|Belize and Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology|
|Costa Rica: Applied Research|
|Germany & Poland: Memory and the Holocaust|
|Mérida: Exploring Wellness in Yucatan|
|Mérida: Language and Culture in the Yucatan Peninsula|
|Mérida: Social Science|
|Mexico: Music ensemble|
|Iceland: Social and Physical Geography|
|Budapest, Hungary: Mathematics Education|
|Chicago: Urban Internships|
|China (Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai): Intensive Chinese Language|
|Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Summer Program|
|Muscat, Oman: Middle East Studies|
|Nantes, France: French Language Immersion|
|Paris, France: French Language Immersion|
|Washington, D.C.: Urban Internships|