Semester Study Abroad

Semester and Summer Study Abroad

COD students can study abroad almost anywhere in the world, for a summer or a full semester on programs organized and led by other colleges. COD students participate through agreements that allow them to earn COD credit and maintain financial aid through COD. Begin researching programs on the following web sites and then schedule an appointment to discuss study abroad at COD. Students are eligible upon having completed 12 credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0.

www.icisp.org - Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs (ICISP) is a consortium of community colleges that offer study abroad in Spain, England, Ireland, Austria, Costa Rica, India, France and China. COD coordinates the Costa Rica and Spain programs.

www.ccisabroad.org - College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS) is a consortium of two and four year institutions around the US, offering summer and semester-long study abroad.

www.usac.unr.edu - University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) has provided students with study abroad programs for almost 30 years through the University of Nevada – Reno.

Financial Information

It is possible to use financial aid for study abroad. As student aid varies by individual, please contact the Financial Aid office at (630) 942-2251 to discuss your financial aid package. There are many scholarships available for study abroad as well. 

Contact Information


Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356