Create your Study Abroad Experience
Where ?
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Multi-Region
  • North Africa and Middle East
  • North America
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • Multi-Country
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Vietnam
When ?
  • Summer 4 Weeks or Less
  • Summer
  • Semester
  • Year
  • Winter J-Term
Program type ?
  • Study
  • Study + Intern
  • Study + Service Learning
  • Language & Culture
  • Explore Summer
  • Explore Semester
  • STEM Abroad
  • Internship
  • Virtual
Discipline ?
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Childhood Studies
  • Chinese
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Fashion Studies
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Greek Language
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Relations
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Languages & Culture
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marine Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Other
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Security Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Hearing Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Studies
  • Veterinarian
  • Culinary Arts
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Who is CCIS

The College Consortium for International Studies

The College Consortium for International Studies, a partnership of colleges and universities - two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign - encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS was founded over 30 years ago on the values and commitment that all students should have access and opportunity in education abroad, regardless of background, major or socio-economic class.

CCIS is a 501(c)(3) education non-profit where members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and capacity-building for international educators, faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international and intercultural perspectives within the academic community.

Recognizing the value of international education experiences in fostering global understanding and peaceful cooperation among nations in an increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, CCIS is committed to developing international dimensions as an integral part of collegiate education. CCIS works to build collaborative arrangements among institutions who share this commitment, and to facilitate linkages between member institutions and international partners. In all of its programs and activities, CCIS strives for a high level of academic excellence.

Read about the CCIS Mission & Values
Meet our Governance Team
Meet our Members

Join the Consortium


As a consortium, member institutions create, build, and lead the organization and its programs. In order to develop a strong international education community, members work together to share these opportunities and support each other’s international education growth. As a member of CCIS, you’ll enjoy being part of a group of experienced international educators who share your interests and commitments.

Benefits of Joining

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Students from all institutions, regardless of institutional membership, are eligible to study on CCIS programs.

The CCIS Model

As a consortium and not a big business, we operate a little differently. The CCIS model was designed to create a community for support and growth and to keep costs as low as possible to ensure students from all backgrounds have access to quality and affordable education abroad programs.

CCIS Sending Institution

  • Utilizes CCIS overseas academic programs
  • Advises students on CCIS program opportunities
  • Liaison between students and CCIS sponsoring institution: application, payment, enrollment
  • Registers students on their home campus and collects payment
  • Processes received transcript to transfer to home campus
  • Receives capacity-building support from the CCIS central office, the annual CCIS Meeting of the Members & Conference, and peer-to-peer

CCIS Central Office

  • Promotes CCIS, CCIS programs, and membership nationally
  • Resources for general program information
    • CCIS application form
    • CCIS study abroad general brochures
    • CCIS membership directory
    • CCIS website
  • Responds to general inquiries from students
  • Facilitates program quality oversight and peer review
  • Facilitates peer to peer collaborations
  • Manages scholarships, grants, and member funding
  • Supports membership and program development activities
  • Organizes annual CCIS meeting of the members and conference
  • Provides capacity-building resources, trainings, and webinars

CCIS Sponsoring Institution

  • CCIS member that administers CCIS study abroad programs
    • Coordinates program with overseas host institution
    • Ensures academic and co-curricular program quality
    • Advises students on program-specific details
    • Accepts and processes student applications and sends acceptances
    • Sends member institution program transcript
    • Evaluates programs
  • Liaison between member and host institutions
  • Supports CCIS member institution recruitment and enrollment efforts
  • Provides detailed program and course information
  • Collects program payments from member institutions
  • Some program sponsors have the ability to issue from 1098T. If this is not possible, the sponsor will provide an itemized invoice of program fees, which may be used for tax purposes.

CCIS Overseas Host Institution

  • Determines admission criteria
  • Provides instructional program
  • Provides student support services
  • Evaluates program with sponsor

The CCIS Student Process

Your student is excited to study abroad and they're also probably a little unsure of the process from finding a program to getting accepted.

Below is a general CCIS student process outline, which may vary slightly at your student's home institution as each college or university has its own policy.

Talk to Their Advisor

  • Throughout our website, students are encouraged to first meet with their study abroad advisor to learn more about the process on their home campus
  • In the student application video, students are reminded that they must comply with all home institution study abroad requirements

Finding a Program

  • Students search or browse CCIS programs to find the right fit
  • Programs are searchable by location, term, major, and type of program
  • Students are able to contact the CCIS program sponsor directly with specific program questions, contact emails are listed on each program page as well as a general inquiry form

Application and Acceptance

  • Students complete a CCIS application online, two letters of recommendation, and uploaded their transcript
  • Once submitted, the application goes to the sponsoring institution for review and acceptance
  • The sponsoring institution will let your office and the student know if they’ve been accepted
  • Students receive detailed information about next steps from the program sponsor

Billing and Registration

  • All students are required to remain registered at their home campus
  • Member institutions will be billed directly by the program sponsor and then follow their own institution’s polices and processes for billing students
  • Non-member institution students will be billed directly, with their home institution copied