Study Abroad was established at Central College in 1965 and continues to offer distinctive programs worldwide including semester, year-long and summer options. Central programs are built on outstanding experiential education pedagogy, rigorous academic standards, and reciprocal community relations, creating opportunities for superior student learning. Programs that are supported by our resident directors are also open to students from other colleges and universities.
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.