Study Abroad Applications and Payments

Ready to make the move from interested student to international traveler? 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.

Study Abroad Eligibility

  • Any current students, staff, faculty, alumni, and or community member is eligible to apply.
  • All study abroad participants must be 18 years old at the time of travel (exceptions may be made for CMS Middle College students).

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 and contact the Global Learning Office for more details on what's currently available.

Application Steps

  1. Apply: Decide which program is best for you, then complete the Study Abroad Application online and email your essay to global.learning@cpcc.edu by the application deadline. The Global Learning Office will review all applicants for records of conduct, academic infractions, or financial obligations to the college.
  2. Pay deposit: Complete the cashier payment form (PDF) and pay the $100 application deposit and your insurance fee (if applicable). Follow the payment schedule provided and continue making payments toward your program. Use the cashier payment form for each payment.
  3. Passport: Submit a copy of your passport to the Global Learning Office. If you don’t already have a passport, the Global Learning Office can assist you with applying for one. This process can take a while, so the earlier you start, the better.
  4. Meet staff: Meet in person with your program faculty leader or a Global Learning Office staff member to review program requirements.
  5. Get accepted! Within 30 days of submitting your application, you will receive official communication regarding your application decision. Acceptance rates are high for students in good academic standing.

Application Deadlines

  • October 30: application deadline for spring break programs
  • December 15: scholarship deadline for Global Learning Office scholarships
  • January 31: application deadline for summer programs

Some programs fill quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Within 30 days of your acceptance into a study abroad program, a payment is due.

Payment Schedules

All payment schedules are subject to change. Payment schedules may vary for each program. Complete the cashier payment form (PDF) for each payment.

Summer Programs Payment Schedule

  • $100 application fee due upon application
  • $20 travel insurance fee due upon application (Costa Rica, British Isles, Greece, Peru, and South Africa programs only)
  • $500 commitment deposit due within 45 days of program acceptance
  • $800 due December 15
  • $800 due January 15
  • $800 due February 15
  • remaining balance due March 15
  • register for program course in April, charged at applicable tuition rate

Cancellation Policy

The $100 registration fee and the international travel insurance fee are non-refundable. Airfare is non-refundable/non-transferable once purchased. For a fee, tickets can usually be used towards other travel based on individual airline policy. Refunds for other programs fees will be on a case by case basis, and are time sensitive. The likelihood of receiving a refund within 60 days of departure is unlikely. Central Piedmont course refunds are made according to Central Piedmont regular policy.