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.
Your first step is to learn which study abroad programs are available, and see which dates, prices, and course credits will fit with your schedule and academic need. If interested in learning more about global learning and study abroad at Central Piedmont, contact the Global Learning Office or complete our interest card.
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.
Study Abroad Destinations and Programs
Choosing the right study abroad program can be a difficult decision. You may want to ask yourself some questions: 1) Where do I want to go? 2) How long do I want to go for? 3) Which subject(s) do I want to study? For more information or advice, you can always contact the Global Learning Office.