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Who we are?
CCSA is a consortium of American colleges and universities, which offers study abroad programs and internships in English-speaking regions.
Currently, CCSA has 24 member institutions in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee.
A not-for-profit organization, CCSA is headquartered at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Maggie Monteverde, Executive Director, with the assistance of her staff and guided by policies determined by the CCSA Board of Trustees; annually develops, plans and coordinates study abroad programs in Australia, Belize, Canada, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Scotland, South Africa and other English-speaking areas.
Participants can receive higher education credit (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education) for successfully completing the CCSA program in which they are enrolled. The classes are taught by faculty from consortium-member schools.
In addition, internships are available in Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Sydney, Australia.
Special non-credit programs, such as choir tours and alumni trips, are planned in English-speaking regions as requested.
Who can go?
All undergraduate and graduate students in good standing are eligible to participate for academic credit in any CCSA program. Regular or part-time students at CCSA member institutions must register for courses through their home institutions. Students from institutions outside the consortium register as visiting students at Belmont University. CCSA program courses are part of the regular course offerings of member universities; therefore, students may apply for any student loans or grants for which they would normally have eligibility.
I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
“ I can think of no more powerful and far-reaching way
to connect experience, learning, and knowledge
than through study abroad"
-Dr. Maggie Monteverde,
Executive Director CCSA