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    Semester Programs

    COVID-19 & Semesters Away

    Please see the most recent video update on "Returning to Study Abroad in 2021" on our COVID-19 Updates page, posted September 7, 2020.

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

    Students may apply for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semester study abroad, and work closely with us as current global health conditions change. The CC Internal Application for Spring 2021 study abroad is open in Summit until October 15, and students have until December 1 to finalize (confirm or cancel) their Spring 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 7 & 8)

    CC Semester in Latin America (Argentina & Mexico, Fall 2021) 

    CC Semester in Tours, France (Spring 2022)

    CC Semester in Lüneburg, Germany (Fall)

    CC in Russia (Blocks 7 & 8)

    CC Mediterranean Semester (on hiatus, 2020-21)

    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 ProductionNew 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

    Petitioning for Non-Approved Semester Programs:

    When choosing an off-campus semester program, students should try to select from this list of options that have been approved by the CC International Studies Committee and are regularly reviewed. These programs support the Colorado College curriculum and meet the standards of a high-quality liberal arts education. If, for valid academic reasons, you are considering a program that is not currently on our CC list, you must petition in advance for approval through the International Studies Committee. 

    Students must demonstrate a valid academic need, not met through any existing approved program option; this is usually grounded in a major or minor, so talking to your academic advisor or department early on in the process of considering a petition is strongly encouraged. Please meet with Heather Powell Browne, our Assistant Director of Global Education, well in advance of deadlines to learn more about this process and the criteria for approval, if you think you have a valid academic need to petition. Be aware that the petition process requires more time to complete than applying for an approved program, and has earlier deadlines, because it must be reviewed by the International Studies Committee (ISC). Students who do not petition in advance for non-approved off-campus study programs will not be able to transfer credit into the college.