Study abroad for a new experience at Columbia College

Whether you study, work, or volunteer abroad, you will earn invaluable experiences learning about different cultures through the Study Abroad program at Columbia College.

These experiences give you cross-cultural awareness and competencies employers value.


Education Abroad programs at Columbia College

  • Enjoy a semester abroad

    Earn academic credit while studying for a semester at one of our international partner institutions.

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  • Take a short study trip

    Choose from a variety of short-term abroad experiences, including opportunities to earn academic credit.

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  • Gain work experience abroad

    Gain professional experiences while exploring a new culture.

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Apply and pay for education abroad

  • Application

    All students planning to study abroad must complete and submit the application. Some students may need to submit additional forms.

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  • Financial aid

    Students may potentially use federal aid to assist with Columbia College study abroad programs and expenses.

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  • Scholarships

    Full-time students willing to serve as Columbia College Global Ambassadors may apply for a study abroad scholarship.

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Additional resources

If you are interested in incorporating an international experience into your degree plan, contact the Education Abroad Coordinator - Jordan Hudson at