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Study Abroad

  • Study abroad in Japan

  • Study Tour in Peru - May 24 through June 1, 2017

  • Study Abroad 2017 - MOSAIC

Study abroad can be one of college’s most enriching and life-changing experiences, allowing students to earn credit while experiencing the world up close -- increasing cultural awareness or practicing a language. Study abroad is not only an opportunity for personal growth, it is an investment in the future, as employers increasingly seek applicants with cross-cultural competence and experience.

Upcoming Dates

September 30: Deadline to begin application process for spring semester at Robert Gordon University in Scotland

October 10: Study Abroad Scholarship information session   ‚Äč4:00-2:30 STC 300 (main campus)

October 21: Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline

November 30: Deadline to apply for spring semester in Japan

December 12: Deadline to apply for Japan summer program


Columbia College offers a variety of study abroad experiences to serve ALL of our students. Our programs range in length from a few days to an entire semester. Through our programs, or those of our partners, Columbia College students can study practically anywhere in the world!

  • Columbia College has semester exchange partners in England, Japan, ScotlandSouth Korea and Thailand
  • Our MOSAIC program offers three-to-four week programs in the world’s greatest cities every summer.
  • Columbia College Study Tours bring students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College together each May for a nine-14 day trip to a different part of the world.
  • Columbia College maintains partnerships with the University of Missouri, the Central College (IA) study abroad consortium and Webster University (WINS) network.

Whether you are a Day, Evening, Nationwide or Online student; no matter what your major, there is a Study Abroad opportunity for you!

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