Study Abroad Programs (non-University)

So many opportunities to travel & study

There are numerous organizations who help students achieve the dream of studying abroad. If your college or university doesn't have a special program, you can try these resources. 

Resources for Research:

Here are some tools to help you research the best option for you when it comes to studying abroad. Take your time, and don't take the decisions lightly as studying abroad can easily be the best 4 months of your life!

StudyAbroad101: Study Abroad Reviews

3rd Party Providers: 

These organizations hook students up with universities in Europe and all around the world. Each one has a unique mission and personality. Page through these and pick the one right for you!


For almost 40 years CAPA has provided students with the learning experience of a lifetime. With both individual and group based study abroad programs, CAPA delivers quality experiential education across the globe. With programs centers located on three continents in five countries, students are taught using a tested and proven educational program called My Education (ME) which blends theme based classroom learning and experiential learning to give students the context they need to expand their understanding of the world in which they live.


AIFS Founded in 1964, AIFS is one of the largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 15 countries, AIFS organizes cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. AIFSs programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services. Since 1964, more than one million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.


IFSA-Butler The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 at Butler University. Their primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad. IFSA-Butler currently operates programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


CEA The mission of CEA Global Education is to create and facilitate opportunities for academic achievement, global competence and personal growth through quality international education. CEA Global Education was founded in 1997 to provide international education opportunities and the highest quality student support for U.S. and Canadian university students interested in exploring global issues in exciting global cities. Today, CEA sends thousands of students every year on education abroad programs to locations in 14 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Spain.


Athena Study Abroad offers its students programs that are focused on intense, cultural immersion which puts them in touch with the locals of their host country, elements of the host culture, and other international students from around the world to ensure a well-rounded, diverse experience.  Athena programs are different in that students are enrolled at small schools overseas in an effort to maintain the personalized service throughout the semester that Athena prides itself on providing. Athena offers study abroad and intern abroad programs in Italy, Spain, Japan, Ireland, England, Greece, and Australia.


CIS Abroad is a study and intern abroad provider committed to giving you the best value in study abroad. They offer semester, summer, winter, internship, and customized programs in 22 countries in every continent but Antarctica. They strive for innovativative, affordable, and green programs.


Global Student Experience (GSE) offers summer, quarter, trimester, semester, and year-long study abroad programs in Europe, Australia, and Latin America. Expand your college education by studying in Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Paris, Florence, Rome, London, Sydney, Guadalajara, and Buenos Aires.

IES Abroad, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most reputable study abroad providers, is a growing Chicago-based, not-for-profit academic consortium that enrolls more than 5,300 students annually. With over 95 different programs around the world, they’re definitely worth a look.



CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. CIEE’s mission is one shared by many in international education: "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." To fulfill that mission, CIEE provides both outbound international education experiences for university students, faculty, and administrators, and study, work, and internship opportunities for people coming into the U.S.


Global Players is has teamed up with national (U.S.) and international universities, study abroad providers, and sports clubs around the world to provide student-athletes a chance to study and train while abroad through innovative, unique short-term programming.


New York Film Academy offers abroad programs for students in Brazil, Florence, India and Australia. Check them out if you're an aspiring film major!


Direct Enroll Campuses

Sant’Anna Institute – Sorrento Lingue (SASL) is located in the historic center of Sorrento, Italy just steps from the sea of the Amalfi coast and a few hours from Rome. The natural beauty of the Sorrentine landscape with its mild climate and the allure of nearby sights such as Pompeii, Capri and Mount Vesuvius all conspire to make Sorrento a fantastic location for study abroad students.  The institute offers summer, semester and year-long programs with courses available in  Art History, Archaeology, Architecture, Social Studies, Business, Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts courses.


Study DK is the friendliest platform for students that want to apply for a Bachelor or Master’s Degree at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark. We’re here to help you have the best university start in 2013. With us you don’t have to email 20 different people to get the right answer to your questions, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know and will not charge you a dime fo

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"After doing some sightseeing and visiting cities around Europe on my own, and comparing it to the experience I got with WSA, it is easy to see the value of the WSA program. Barcelona is an amazing city no matter how you visit it, but WSA opened the doors to many aspects of the city I know...

Marc N. ~ Galway, Spring 2011

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