Study Abroad

Study Abroad with Central Piedmont

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 Center for Global Learning 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

Due to COVID-19, Central Piedmont will not run spring or summer 2021 study abroad programs. Be sure to check back on our website for future programming.

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 Center for Global Learning.

  • Past Study Abroad Destinations

    Past study abroad destinations include:

    • Belize
    • Cambodia
    • Costa Rica
    • Ecuador
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Peru
    • Tanzania
    • Thailand
    • The UK
    • Vietnam
  • External Study Abroad Programs and Fellowships

    Interested students can pursue external programs through independent study. Contact the Center for Global Learning to learn how.

    • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX): CBYX provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to live, study, and intern in Germany on a full-year, funded fellowship.  CBYX is sponsored by the US and German governments for applicants in all career fields between the ages of 18-24, and does not require any prior German language knowledge.  Applicants in business, vocational, technical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.
    • U.S. State Department Exchanges: Use the U.S. State Department tool to find programs on cultural, research, teaching, business development, and musical and artistic exchanges.

Why You Should Study Abroad with Central Piedmont