Students: CCIS Application

A Step-By-Step Guideline to the CCIS Application Process

Step 1:
Review our program pages in the Study Abroad Destinations section of our website to find the program(s) that interests you, and then contact the U.S. sponsoring institution(s) directly to receive program details, including course information and application materials. Contact information for programs can be found under the Apply Now tab on each of our program pages. You may also receive program details by returning to the homepage and clicking one of the study abroad destinations listed on the right side of the screen. A print version of our catalog is available as a PDF here.

Step 2:
Contact your study abroad advisor or your academic dean to discuss the program you have selected. Review the courses offered by the program to ensure that you will receive full academic credit for courses taken overseas. Ask the program contact person at the sponsoring institute to explain how grades/credits will be reported.

Step 3:
Submit Application

  • If your school is a member of CCIS:
    Submit the completed materials to your study abroad advisor or academic dean on campus.
  • If your school is not a member of CCIS:
    Email or mail the completed materials to the program contact person at the sponsoring institution. DO NOT send your application to the CCIS office in Washington, DC.

Your CCIS Study Abroad Application should include:

  1. CCIS Study Abroad Application (from the program contact person or the CCIS Website).
  2. Completed Recommendation Forms (from the program contact person or the CCIS Website).
  3. Copies of your most current college transcripts for all collegiate level courses taken.
  4. Additional forms specific to some CCIS programs.

Step 4:
Secure financial arrangements for the program. DO THIS EARLY! If you are using financial aid to help pay for study abroad, meet with your financial aid officer and your study abroad advisor or academic dean. For information about financial aid eligibility, see the Financial Aid and Study Abroad page of our website.

Step 5:
When you have been accepted into the program, work with your advisor and the program contact person to register for courses overseas. Also, make arrangements to register for classes on-campus for the term after you study abroad.

CCIS Online Application  |  CCIS Online Student Recommendation Form

Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by right clicking on the application or recommendation form link above and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form to the contact email address associated with the program to which you are applying. To determine the email address, click on the country in which you would like to study, select "semester" or "summer", then click on the "apply now" tab for the program sponsors' contact information. If for some reason you experience difficulty, you may also forward your forms to general correspondence at and they will be forwarded to the appropriate study abroad program sponsor.

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