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Get college credit to study abroad in English-speaking countries

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The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad is a consortium of U.S. colleges and universities, which jointly offers study abroad programs in English-speaking regions. A not-for-profit organization, CCSA is headquartered at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Participants can receive higher education credit (undergraduate or graduate) for successfully completing the CCSA program in which they are enrolled. Classes are taught by faculty from consortium member schools.

Why Study Abroad?

Get ahead of the curve

Earn up to six credits each summer and three credits each winter.

Jumpstart your career

Use your study abroad experience to stand out from your peers on job applications.

Make connections

Get the chance to make connections and friends that can last a lifetime.

The experience of a lifetime

Why stay at home during break? Get a head start on your future!

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