Study Abroad

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Study Abroad


Ancient RuinsStudy Abroad Offerings

Carl Sandburg College works in conjunction with the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) and other Illinois community colleges in order to offer semester and summer study abroad programs to its students. These programs are intended to provide students with a better understanding of the world via living and studying in different cultural environments around the globe. 


Semester Program Offerings

Canterbury, U.K.
Carlow, Ireland
Salzburg, Austria
Seville, Spain
Xi’an, China (Fall)


Summer Program Offerings

Canterbury, England

Dijon, France 

Havana, Cuba

Salzburg, Austria
San José, Costa Rica

Seville, Spain


CastleStudy Abroad Requirements
In order to be eligible to study abroad (everywhere except Cuba, which has no requirements), students must meet the following requirements:

    2.75 or higher GPA
    “B” or better in English 101
    12-15 hours of college earned credit


Typically, 2 courses are offered for summer programs and 4-5 courses are offered for semester programs. Most programs include a culture course and/or a language course in addition to elective courses. For all programs requiring language study, no prior experience is required. However, students with previous language experience will be tested and placed in the appropriate courses. During their study abroad, students are registered as Carl Sandburg students and receive course credit directly through the College.


Program costs vary by country. Most program costs include tuition abroad, housing (with host families when available), some meals, field trips and health insurance. Typically, students are required to pay for their airfare, passport and/or visa, some meals and personal expenses. For information on current program costs, please visit the ICISP website or contact Shanon Dickerson.


Application Deadlines
Study abroad requires advanced planning. Please note that the study abroad application deadlines are usually:

    Fall – May 15
    Spring – October 15
    Summer – February 15


Scholarship Opportunities
Pell Grant recipients are eligible for summer study scholarships of up to $3,000 and semester study scholarships of up to $5,000. In addition, all Sandburg students are eligible for $500 scholarships offered through Sandburg and ICISP. Please contact Shanon Dickerson for application requirements and deadlines.


Federal Student Aid
A student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Carl Sandburg College or may be considered enrollment at Carl Sandburg College for the purpose of applying for assistance under the Federal Student Aid programs.


To apply for study abroad at Carl Sandburg College or for more information on study abroad programming, please contact Shanon Dickerson, the International Advisor.


Shanon Dickerson
309 341-5307