Study Abroad with Central Piedmont
Study abroad gives students the opportunity to travel internationally while earning academic credit. Central Piedmont offers multiple short-term study abroad programs each year, led by a Central Piedmont faculty member during spring break or summer.
On a study abroad program, you will travel with Central Piedmont faculty for one to three weeks and earn typically three hours of academic or continuing education credit. Courses and destinations offered change each year; our students have traveled to over 20 countries around the world. Central Piedmont does not currently directly offer semester-long study abroad programs, but the Global Learning Office can help facilitate opportunities through external organizations.
We offer study abroad programs in a wide range of disciplines including business, education, English, foreign languages, health sciences, and history. Most study abroad programs do not require you to be in a particular program of study, however, you should be interested in the subject being taught. For example, you can travel on a business program to Brazil without being a business major. Most study abroad programs can be taken for humanities credit. Central Piedmont also offers several opportunities to volunteer or do service abroad. Review our upcoming offerings to see what's available and contact the Global Learning Office for more details.
Why Study Abroad?
International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century education. By studying abroad, participants gain cultural sensitivity, foreign language skills, and a global perspective. This translates to competitiveness in the job market, as employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and experience. Research shows that globally competent students have a diverse and knowledgeable worldview, comprehend the international dimensions of their major field of study, communicate effectively in another language and/or cross-culturally, exhibit cross-cultural sensitivity and adaptability, and continue global learning throughout life.
If interested in learning more about global learning and study abroad at Central Piedmont, contact the Global Learning Office or complete our interest card.