Invitation to Join CCSA

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad – CCSA -- fosters international understanding and enhances the education of students through reasonably priced education abroad opportunities. CCSA has a 30+ year track record of successful summer and winter programs in English-speaking countries. We seek new member institutions with innovative faculty and adventurous students.

CCSA is 501(c)(3) that supports our member institutions by offering the opportunity for students to enroll in and faculty to teach credit-bearing and continuing education unit courses.

Benefits of CCSA
  • Complements your existing study abroad and FLSA programs.
  • Students may participate on any CCSA program.
  • Faculty teach one course per program.
  • Ability for your faculty and staff to serve as program directors on CCSA programs.
  • CCSA programs are short-term faculty led, 2 to 4 weeks in length during summer and 2 weeks during winter.
  • Opens a pool of students from 25 member schools (and beyond) to your faculty's courses.
  • Provides per diem, lodging, many meals, and program-related transportation for faculty and program administrators.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Assesses no annual membership fee.
CCSA Services:
  • Works directly with faculty to manage budgeting, payments, course logistical arrangements (entrances, activites) and travel.
  • An active academic advisory group to assist faculty in developing their syllabi.
  • Provides program administrators to manage the on-site details in coordination with the faculty.
  • Provides marketing and outreach material and assistance with student recruitment.
  • Offers training and orientation for program administrators and faculty.
Tuition and Course Registration:

CCSA allows member-schools to determine how their students register for courses and receive credit for CCSA programs. Options inlcude:

  • Home-School Credit: Your institution creates the course and registers the student for credit.
  • WKU Credit: All students from your institution receive credit and a transcript from CCSA's host intitution - Western Kentucky University. CCSA handles course creation, registration, grade entry and delivery of post-program transcript. Student pay a flat $100 fee to CCSA for registration and transcript, but are waived all tuition.
  • Hybrid: Students from your institution taking a course taught by your faculty receive credit from your institution. Students from your institution taking courses taught by faculty from a different CCSA school follow the "WKU Credit" path.

Campus Representatives. Members name a Campus Representative; the advocate who is instrumental to CCSA's success on your campus.


Regionally accredited American colleges and universities may join CCSA at the membership level that best fits the institution’s needs. CCSA assesses an initial membership fee and offers three member levels:

  1. Full Membership. Full access for students and faculty to CCSA courses. Representation on Board of Trustees. One-time membership fee of $4,000.
  2. Associate Membership. Four year term. Full access for students and faculty to CCSA courses. Representation on Board of Trustees. Discounted membership fee of $2,000.
  3. Affiliate Membership. Three year term. No membership fee for first 20 affiliate members. Full access for students and faculty to CCSA course
Contact CCSA
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Bellarmine University
  • The Citadel
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Finlandia University
  • Georgetown College
  • Indiana State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Saint Francis University
  • Texas A&M San Antonio
  • Thomas More University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Walsh University
  • Western Oregon University