Semester Study Abroad

Consortial Semester and Summer Study Abroad

COD students can study abroad almost anywhere in the world, for a summer or a full semester. These programs are organized and led by other colleges. COD students participate through agreements that allow them to earn COD credit and maintain financial aid through COD. The Study Abroad staff will assist students in researching programs. Begin research at the following web sites and then schedule an appointment to discuss study abroad through COD. Students are eligible upon having completed 12 credit hours and a minimum cummulative 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, France and China. COD is one of the founding institutes of ICISP and coordinates the Costa Rica program. 

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.

www.iiepassport.org – IIEPassport is a comprehensive listing of study abroad resources. The data comes from the Institute of International Education (IIE). Search for programs by destination, language, subject and other criteria. 

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