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Semester Programs

COVID-19 & Semesters Away

Please see the most recent updates on "Returning to Study Abroad in 2021" on our COVID-19 Updates page, and check with your program provider about cancellations and modifications due to COVID.

We continue to regularly monitor and communicate with each of our partner programs and CC faculty on the plans to offer and support 2021-2022 study abroad program options, in conjunction with U.S. State Department and CDC travel restrictions and guidance.

Students may apply for Fall 2021 semester study abroad, and work closely with us as current global health conditions change. The CC Internal Application for Fall 2021 study abroad is open in Summit until March 15, and students have until May 1 to finalize (confirm or cancel) their Fall 2021 plans. It is beneficial to apply early, as we will be in close communication with all study abroad applicants as we have more information, on a program-by-program basis.

Any questions about study abroad semester planning and COVID-19 contingencies or deferrals can be directed to Heather Powell Browne.

Planning Your Semester Away

The process of selecting a semester or year off-campus program is different for every student, depending on academic goals, major and minor, language ability, and other considerations. Here are things to do to help you decide which program below is a good fit:

  • Usually the best place to start is to meet first with your academic advisor (in your major or possible major) to determine what your academic goals will be for your semester or year off-campus. Some students are looking to fulfill a certain major requirement or two, or really perfect their language proficiency, or challenge themselves to think differently about social justice or community learning, or do an internship or research project...the list goes on and on. Once you know more about what you specifically are looking for academically, the easier it will be to find a program that fits.
  • Discuss also with your advisor when it might make the most sense to go. Students typically study off-campus any time from Spring semester of sophomore year through Fall semester of senior year, depending on courses they should be here on campus to take. Think creatively.
  • On the First Friday of every block there is a "Planning Your Off-Campus Study" pizza lunch in Tutt Library at 12:15pm. This is a great opportunity to start the process and get all your questions answered.
  • Look at the advising guides available for some academic majors and areas of interest.
  • Check with your department/major handbook to see if there is a section about off-campus study or any recommended programs that they really like. We also are assembling a departmental guide to credit transfer policies.
  • Spend a good chunk of time browsing through the approved programs list below, to get a sense of what is even out there, and the different models and opportunities that you might have through off-campus study that you may have never even imagined existed.

Once you have talked with your academic advisor and have a sense of your academic goals, you may also choose to schedule an appointment with the Assistant Director of Global Education, Heather Powell Browne.

Quick Links

Scroll down for a list of all approved semester and year-long programs (pdf here) at CC.

You can also:

Colorado College Off-Campus Study Programs

Colorado College Faculty-Led Programs

Credits earned are CC credits, grades are calculated into the GPA, and units count towards the CC Units-In-Residence Requirement

CC Teaching & Research in Environmental Education (TREE) Semester (Fall)

CC in China (Blocks B&C, 2021; typically Blocks 7&8)

CC in Latin America (Mexico, Blocks 3&4 2021)

CC Semester in Tours, France (Spring 2022)

CC in Berlin, Germany (Blocks 3&4, 2021)

CC in Russia (Blocks B&C, 2021; typically Blocks 7&8)

CC Mediterranean Semester (on hiatus)

CC Exchange Programs

Credits earned are transfer credits (must earn a C- or better), grades are not calculated into the GPA, and units count towards the CC Units-In-Residence Requirement

Canada - Quest University (2 blocks or more required; preference given to full semester)

France - Sciences Po (preference given to full-year applicants)

Finland - LAB University of Applied Sciences (Art Department exchange)

Germany - University of Göttingen

Germany -- University of Regensburg

Wales - University of Wales, Aberystwyth

ACM Programs

Credits earned are CC credits, grades are calculated into the GPA, and units count towards the CC Units-In-Residence Requirement

Japan - Japan Study: Waseda University, Tokyo with Earlham College (pre-req of JA101)

USA - Chicago: Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History (Fall)

USA - Chicago: Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities (Fall)

USA - Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN (Fall)


CC-Approved Partner Programs

Credits earned are transfer credit (must earn a C- or better), grades are not calculated into the GPA, and units do not count towards the CC Units-In-Residence Requirement

Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT-Budapest)

AIT Semester in Budapest

Augsburg University

Social Change in Central America & Cuba: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement
(Guatemala, Costa Rica and Cuba) (Spanish offered at all levels)

Boston University

Spain - Madrid Science Semester (Fall)

Budapest Semester in Mathematics

BSM Semester in Budapest

Budapest Semester in Mathematics Education

BSME Semester in Budapest

Carleton Global Engagement Programs

Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India (Fall)

Ecology and Anthropology in Tanzania (Fall)


Beijing - Intensive Chinese Language Semester

Shanghai - Chinese Studies & Internship Semester

Prague @ FAMU - Film Production, New Media, or Photography

Prague Semester: Concentrations in Business & Economics, Jewish Studies, or Central European Studies


Dominican Republic - Liberal Arts, Santiago (pre-req of SP201)

Ghana - Arts + Sciences, Legon

Jordan - Advanced Arabic Language, Amman (pre-req of AR202 plus placement test)

Jordan - Middle East Studies, Amman

Korea - Arts + Sciences, Seoul

Russia - Russian Area Studies, St. Petersburg

Russia - Russian Language, St. Petersburg (pre-req of RU202)

South Africa - Arts + Sciences, Cape Town

College Year in Athens

Athens, Greece - Semester or Year

DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia

DIS Copenhagen

DIS Stockholm


Research semesters in English at top universities in: Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland

Frontiers Abroad

The Geology of New Zealand

New Zealand Earth Systems

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Rothberg International School (RIS) (general program)

Jerusalem Sounds (Music)



Arabic Immersion Program

HECUA International

Ecuador - Community Internships in Latin America (pre-req of SP201)

Italy - Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice (Fall)

New Zealand - New Zealand Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future

Northern Ireland - Democracy and Social Change

Norway - The New Norway: Globalization, National Identity, and the Politics of Belonging (on hiatus Fall 2020)

HECUA Twin Cities

(programs in Minneapolis/St Paul, all include internship)

Art for Social Change: Intersections of Art, Identity, and Advocacy (Spring)

Environmental Sustainability: Ecology, Policy, and Social Transformation (Fall)

Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment

Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling, and Activism


Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Granada, Spain (pre-req of SP101)

Salamanca, Spain (pre-req of SP201)

Salamanca Psychology Program (pre-req of SP101)

IFSA (Institute for Study Abroad)

Argentina - Argentine Universities Program, Buenos Aires (pre-req of SP305)

Argentina - Intensive Spanish Program, AUP Buenos Aires (pre-req of SP201)

Argentina - Business and Economics in English (no Spanish pre-req: for beginner & intermediate-level speakers)

Argentina - Psychology in English (no Spanish pre-req: for beginner & intermediate-level speakers)

Australia - James Cook University, Cairns/Townsville

Australia - University of Melbourne

Australia -- University of New South Wales

Australia - University of Sydney

Chile - Chilean Universities Program, Santiago (pre-req of SP305)

Chile - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso (pre-req of SP305)

England - Oxford University (any member college)

England - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

England - University College London

Ireland - National University of Ireland, Galway

Ireland - University College Dublin

New Zealand - University of Auckland

New Zealand - University of Otago

Scotland - Glasgow School of Art

Scotland - University of St. Andrews

Scotland - University of Edinburgh

ISDSI - International Sustainable Development Studies Institute

Sustainable Development Studies: Thailand Semester

Kansai Gaidai University, Japan

Asian Studies Program
(For Kansai Gaidai only, grades are calculated into the GPA)

London School of Economics (LSE)

General Course (full year only)

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

African Ecology & Conservation Semester in South Africa

School for Field Studies

Costa Rica - Sustainable Development Studies Semester

Panama - Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies Semester

Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies Semester

Semester in Environmental Science (SES)

Marine Biological Lab Ecosystems Center - Woods Hole, MA (Fall)

SIT (School for International Training)

All SIT & IHP programs during the Fall or Spring semester are CC-approved.

Argentina: People, Environment, and Climate Change in Patagonia and Antarctica (pre-req SP201)

Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments (pre-req SP201)

Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights (pre-req SP201)

Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America (pre-req SP201)

Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change (pre-req SP201)

Cameroon: Development and Social Change

Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change (pre-req SP201)

Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development (pre-req SP201)

Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment (pre-req SP201)

China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change

Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation (pre-req SP201)

Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages (pre-req SP201)

Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

Iceland: Climate Change and the Arctic

India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action

Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East

Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

Kenya: Global Health and Human Rights

Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (pre-req FR201)

Malaysia & China: International Relations and New Economies

Mexico: Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities (pre-req SP201)

Mongolia & Siberia: Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment

Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Nepal: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya

Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media (pre-req SP201)

Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (pre-req SP201)

Portugal: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

Samoa: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania

Senegal: Hip-Hop, African Diaspora, and Decolonial Futures

Senegal: Global Security and Religious Pluralism

Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Spain: Policy, Law, and Regional Autonomy in Europe

Switzerland: Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility

Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy

Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

Tanzania: Zanzibar Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Tunisia & Italy: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean

Uganda: Global Development Studies

Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development


Comparative Multi-County (IHP) Programs

IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics (Fall: NYC, Argentina, Spain, South Africa)

IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics (Spring: NYC, Brazil, Spain, South Africa)

IHP Climate Change: The Politics of Land, Water, and Energy Justice (SF, Vietnam, Morocco, Bolivia)

IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice (Atlanta, Ecuador, Malawi, Italy)

IHP Health & Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Fall 1: DC, India, South Africa, Brazil)

IHP Health & Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Fall 2: DC, Vietnam, South Africa, Argentina)

IHP Human Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance (Fall: NYC, Chile, Nepal, Jordan)

IHP Human Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance (Spring: Atlanta, Nepal, Jordan, Chile)

IHP International Relations: Global Governance, Human Security, and Civil Society (DC, Brazil, France & Belgium, Senegal)

SEA Semester

Tall ship sailing semester based out of Woods Hole, MA. Voyages include:

Caribbean Reef Expedition (Fall)

Climate & Society: New Zealand (Fall)

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean (Spring)

The Global Ocean: New Zealand (Spring)

Marine Biodiversity & Conservation (Spring)

Oceans & Climate (Spring)

Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems (Fall)

Syracuse University

Florence, Italy

Strasbourg, France

Temple University Rome

Temple Rome Semester (only approved for Art majors & minors)

Washington Semester, American University

American Politics

Foreign Policy

Global Economics & Business

International Law and Organizations

Journalism and New Media

Justice & Law

Public Health Policy

Sustainable Development



For information about petitioning for a non-approved program, please see this page.
Report an issue - Last updated: 03/26/2021