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Semester Study Abroad

COVID-19 Disruption

COVID-19 has disrupted travel for now but not forever. We're here to help you start planning for fall 2021 and beyond.

COD students can study abroad almost anywhere in the world for a full semester on programs organized and led by other colleges or program providers. Summer options are also available. COD students participate through agreements that allow them to earn COD credit and maintain financial aid through COD. Begin researching programs on the following websites and then schedule an appointment to discuss study abroad with COD. Students are eligible upon having completed 12 credit hours at COD with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0.

Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs (ICISP, is a consortium of Midwest community colleges that offer summer and semester-long study abroad.

College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS, is a consortium of two and four year institutions around the US, offering summer and semester-long study abroad.

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC, has provided students with study abroad programs for almost 30 years through the University of Nevada – Reno.

Financial Information

It is possible to use financial aid for study abroad. As student aid varies by individual, please contact the Financial Aid office at (630) 942-2251 to discuss your financial aid package. There are many scholarships available for study abroad as well.

Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356