Study Abroad

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Looking for an international experience? Look no further.

CCS students have the opportunity to expand their educational experience by studying abroad. They have a variety of options during their educational experience at CCS to explore the world, whether during a summer term with a CCS faculty member, or flying solo and studying at another institution for a semester or two. No matter the preference, the International Student Services Office will assist students as they choose from our variety of study abroad options.

To be eligible for all study abroad opportunities, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and written permission from the associate provost and the department chair. Study for an academic semester or year abroad requires that a student be a junior or in the first semester of the senior year. Participation in one of the summer, faculty-led programs is open to all students, regardless of year. Study abroad during the final semester at CCS is not permitted.

Study Abroad Options by Major

  1. All Majors
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Photography
  4. Product & Transportation Design

Open to all majors

Burren College of Art

FH Joanneum University of Applied Science - Austria

Limkokwing Malaysia

Lorenzo De Medici, Italy

Paris College of Art

Pforzheim, Germany
Apply: Application to CCS only. Must be fluent in German.

Studio Art Center International, Italy

Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico

The One Academy, Malaysia

Graphic Design

Billy Blue College of Design Australia
Apply: Requires CCS application only.


Speos, France
*Additional cost beyond CCS tuition and fees applies.

Product & Transportation Design

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Apply: Requires CCS application only.

Strate School of Design (French) - (English)
Apply: Requires CCS application only.

  1. Faculty-Led Programs
  2. Financial Aid & Study Abroad
  3. Eligibility
  4. Application Procedure
  5. Global Health Insurance
  6. Emergency Information
  7. Other Information Resources

Faculty-Led Programs

Students work with well-known artists and designers, visit studios and museums, and immerse themselves in local art and culture. Qualified students are eligible for three undergraduate or graduate credits.

*These programs are offered on an occasional basis. Please check with the ISSO to learn more about programs offered this year.

Financial Aid & Study Abroad

Students who have been approved for study abroad may be eligible to receive financial aid, as well as loans through private lenders.

The availability of a student's institutional funding (i.e. CCS Scholarships, Awards & Tuition Grants) will be determined based on a cost comparison between CCS and the school where the study abroad program is to be completed.

For more information contact the Director of Financial Aid (313.664.7496 or ) or click here for general information on applying for financial aid.


All students wishing to participate in study abroad will be required to meet certain criteria prior to moving forward with the application process.

Students will need:

  • a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • be a junior or first semester senior for academic semester or one year study abroad
  • be eligible for, or currently have a passport
  • be able to purchase health insurance coverage for the full period of the study abroad program.

Application Procedure

  1. Print and complete the study abroad application (13 KB, PDF).
  2. Contact International Student Services at 313.664.7449 or by e-mail at for a Study Abroad advising appointment.
  3. Bring a copy of your degree audit as well as your completed application to the appointment. At this time, courses will be chosen and you will be directed to meet with your Department Chair to obtain the signature required to submit your application for final approval to the Associate Provost, Sharon Procter.
  4. Take your completed application to the Dean's Office in the Taubman Center for the final approval signature if you are eligible by the Associate Dean. You will be contacted to pick up the completed form after the review.
  5. Drop off the completed application with all of the appropriate signatures to Francisco Lopez in the International Student Services Office.
  6. Contact Kristin Moskovitz, Director of Financial Aid for an appointment to determine if your loans or scholarships will apply.
  7. Complete the application at the host institution if required.
  8. After you have been accepted by the host institution, notify Francisco Lopez. You will be invited to participate in a pre-departure orientation at the end of the semester prior to your study.

Global Health Insurance

Health insurance is a requirement of all study abroad participants. If your current health coverage provider will not offer overseas insurance protection then you must enroll with an organization that will provide support for your overseas travel.

The following is a partial list of organizations that provide insurance specifically for study abroad purposes. The organizations listed are just suggestions. Please select health coverage that you determine to be adequate and satisfactory based on your needs

Emergency Information

In the event of an emergency be prepared by having contact numbers for the local authorities readily available. Be aware that the number for 911 is not 911 in other countries! Here is a link to the emergency numbers outside of America. Also, be prepared for an operator who doesn't speak English. Some countries are prepared for tourists with Emergencies by having a force of English speaking police, you can find those numbers listed in local directories.

It's always a good idea to keep the local US embassy or consulate phone number programmed into your mobile phone. Visit and find the contact info for the country you're going to. They're a great resource for advice for difficulties encountered overseas. It's very important to register with the local embassy or consulate. If there's an emergency at home or in your foreign locale you'll want the embassy to know where to find you. The registration is very secure and protected by the right to privacy act.

Many people don't know that the U.S. embassy or consulate has surprisingly little authority in the country that they are located in. However, if you are in trouble with the police and have been charged with a crime, you'll want to contact the embassy as soon as possible. Better yet, be aware of the local laws and abide by them! Usually, if you behave yourself as you would in your home country, you'll be fine. Some countries do have very strict rules that may seem silly to you, but keep in mind that you'll be held accountable just like the locals. Don't expect special treatment because you're a guest in their country - in fact, just the opposite should apply!

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