Explore Study Abroad

Students at the College of Coastal Georgia may participate in study abroad programs offered by the University System of Georgia, affiliated partners and third-party providers for academic study and service-learning in other countries. These programs enhance students’ cultural awareness and competence, improve their global perspective, and provide hands-on knowledge in their specific programs of study. To be eligible to apply for a study abroad program, a student must:

  • be enrolled in a degree program at Coastal Georgia
  • be 18 years of age or older by the start of the program
  • complete two semesters on campus before going abroad
  • have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application
  • be in good academic, financial and disciplinary standing

Types of Study Abroad Programs

CCGA sponsors different study abroad programs, including spring break, maymester, summer, semester, and academic-year programs. These programs fall under the following categories:

Faculty-Led Program
These programs are primarily maymester and summer programs led and taught by Coastal Georgia faculty members. The programs tend to focus on a particular topic or theme and generally attract between 20-30 students who participate in lectures, site visits, and excursions as part of the program which can last between 14 days and four weeks. The most recent faculty-led study abroad program traveled to Costa Rica.


Exchange Program
Currently, the College of Coastal Georgia has one formal exchange agreement with the American College of Greece (ACG). The exchange program offers semester or academic-year studies in Athens, Greece, and the courses are taught in English. Students who are very independent tend to do well on exchange programs which offer a high level of cultural immersion. Courses taken through exchange partners count as transfer credit.

You can check out these videos to learn more about daily life at ACG and in Athens, Greece.

Sample course schedules can be found here. You can find course descriptions here.


Affiliate Program

Affiliate programs include different study abroad models - direct enrollment at a university abroad and education abroad facilitated by an organization or another U.S. university. Coastal Georgia is affiliated with the University System of Georgia’s system-wide consortia study abroad programs known as USG Goes Global. Summer study abroad programs are offered in Berlin, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Paris, Porto, and Waterford, as well as to China, Japan, and South Korea.


Third-Party Program

Studying abroad through a third-party program is typically coordinated by a study abroad organizations, thereby increasing the number of programs available to Coastal Georgia students. Let the Office of International Education help find an ideal third-party program for you!


Your next task is to set up an appointment to discuss your education abroad plans with the study abroad team in the Office of International Education. Please contact Dr. James Lynch at jlynch@ccga.edu, or 912.279.5713, to set up an appointment to meet and chat about quality, affordable, and impactful study abroad opportunities.

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