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.

The benefits of CCSA membership are many:
  • Complements your study abroad and FLSA programs.
  • Students may participate in all CCSA programs.
  • Enables your faculty to teach one course per program in all CCSA programs.
  • Invites your faculty and staff to serve as program directors on CCSA programs.
  • CCSA programs are 2 to 4 weeks in length during summer and 2 weeks during winter.
  • Opens up a pool of students from 22 (or more) member schools.
  • Provides per diem, lodging, many meals, and program-related transportation included for faculty and program administrators.
  • Offers professional development opportunities.
  • Enables your students to earn credit at their home campus.
  • Assesses no annual membership fee.
CCSA Services:
  • Handles budgeting, payments, logistical arrangements and travel.
  • Includes program administrators to manage the on-site details in coordination with the faculty.
  • Provides marketing and outreach material.
  • Offers training and orientation for program administrators and faculty.

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

Membership. 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

Let's discuss your institution's future membership in CCSA. Please share this offer with others on your campus who may be interested in CCSA.

Thank you for consideration.

Jerry Barnaby
Executive Director - The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad

  • Austin Peay State University
  • Bellarmine University
  • The Citadel
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Finlandia University
  • Georgetown College
  • Indiana 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 College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Walsh University
  • Western Oregon University