Students: Study Abroad Overview

University of Stirling in Scotland

Why Study Abroad?
  • Gain an international dimension and a global perspective in your major.
  • Expand your range of course options and develop a global resume.
  • Experience the increasing interdependence of the U.S. and other countries.
  • Explore the role you can play in the global community.
  • Increase your understanding of other cultures and get a different perspective on your own culture.
  • Get to know local students, host families, and townspeople and immerse yourself in the life of the host country.
  • Enjoy new and different activities that are native to the host country.
  • Sharpen interpersonal and communication skills through interacting with people from backgrounds different than your own.
  • Achieve competence in a foreign language.
  • Enhance your sense of independence and self-confidence.
  • Expand your career choices and clarify your personal goals.
Why Choose CCIS?
  • Choice of more than 80 study abroad programs in 31 countries around the world for a semester, summer, or full academic year.
  • Option of living with a host family: Many programs feature this option, which accelerates foreign language acquisition and gives in-depth knowledge of another culture.
  • Access to student services: CCIS programs offer many extra features, such as orientation, on-site support and academic counseling, social activities, field trips and excursions.
  • Wide range of courses: Curricular options include intensive foreign language courses as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences, physical sciences, business, studio art and design, and marketing.
  • Entry in programs at all language levels: Foreign language courses are required in non-English speaking countries as part of the semester program; students can start at any level, from elementary to advanced.
  • Competitive Costs: Costs vary, depending on the cost of living and currency exchange rates in various countries, but CCIS programs are generally very affordable compared with many other overseas study programs.
  • Assistance with credit transfer.
  • Eligibility for many forms of financial aid.