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Semester Study Abroad

Semester and Summer Study Abroad (partner programs)

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

COVID-19 Vaccination

Beginning October 1, 2021, College of DuPage requires all students who wish to take in-person or hybrid courses, including field studies and study abroad, to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status is required. For instructions how to submit proof of vaccination visit COD COVID Info.

Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs (ICISP, is a consortium of Midwest community colleges that offer summer and semester-long study abroad.

For other destinations, there are many other program providers. One of them, 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 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356