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Spain

Intern in Barcelona (Spain)

Get a sneak peek at your future career in the heart of one of Western Europe’s cultural and business hubs. On Intern in Barcelona, you’ll gain relevant, career-oriented...

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Italy

Semester in Florence

Study at the famous Florence University of the Arts, with classes from Fashion Marketing to Travel Writing, all taught in English. Become engaged with your new neighborhood...

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Spain

Summer in Barcelona - Barcelona School for Int'l Studies

You’ll have a lot to write home during your summer in Barcelona. This postcard-perfect city is a magnet for students who want to live in a thrilling, whimsical city...

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Costa Rica

Semester in Costa Rica

On our Semester in Costa Rica program, you’ll live minutes from the heart of San José and study at Universidad Veritas. Use this capital city as your launch pad to explore...

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England

Semester in London - University of Westminster

It’s not a dream—you can study and live in the dazzling city of London. Yes, the London, with its double-decker buses, stacked museums, enormous Parliament building,

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Thailand

Semester in Thailand

Thailand is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, fun nightlife, tranquil Buddhist culture, and peaceful temples. Immerse yourself in this welcoming culture as...

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Australia

Semester on the Gold Coast

As you might gather from the name, the Gold Coast is truly spectacular. Spend a semester soaking it in as you study abroad at Bond University in Queensland, Australia. This...

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Italy

Summer in Florence (Italy)

In summer, the streets of Florence come alive with locals and tourists dining outside amidst jaw-dropping architecture, churches, statues, and fountains. On Summer in Florence,...

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France

Semester in Aix en Provence

With a mild Mediterranean climate, striking scenery, historic sites, and incredible restaurants, it’s easy to fall in love with Aix-en-Provence, or “Aix,” as the locals...

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Spain

Semester in Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Our Semester in Barcelona – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) program plants you in the heart of the city as you study at a young, entrepreneurial university. Enjoy...

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Costa Rica

Summer in Costa Rica

On our Summer in Costa Rica program, you’ll live in the vibrant capital of San José at Universidad Veritas. Here, you can improve your Spanish, take fascinating courses...

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Scotland

Semester in Edinburgh

With its around-the-clock buzz of activity, Edinburgh has a youthful energy in an historic city. On Semester in Edinburgh, you’ll study at the top-ranked Edinburgh Napier...

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Ireland

Semester in Dublin (DCU)

Our Semester in Dublin program delivers the highest quality academic experience in one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Your host institution, Dublin City University,

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Scotland

Summer in Scotland (Stirling)

Summer in Scotland is a unique opportunity to spend either four or eight weeks living and immersing yourself in a historic Scottish town, while earning up to twelve U.S.

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CISabroad Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Why Going Abroad Changed My Life

I studied abroad through CISabroad in Paris, France last summer. Paris, France has always been my dream and I am so fortunate that I got the opportunity to explore their culture. I had so much fun going on trips during the week and the weekend. The exclusions and food was the best part! I hung out and got to see the city in further depth with two of my roommates. They made the experience that much better (mainly cause they spoke some French and I barely knew anything), just kidding! I had tons of fun with them. I loved my apartment, it was so super cute and homey. I got the chance to live along the Seine River; just almost outside of the city. Going abroad inspired me to go abroad again with CISabroad this upcoming summer. I also applied to be an Alumni Ambassador as well as finding the career path I want to pursue. I want to help others who want to travel either domestically or overseas. I highly recommend going abroad; you won't regret it!

Program: Semester in Paris (ICP)

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    5

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    1

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Community

    7

Semester in Barcelona

It was overall a great experience! CIS builds in cultural activities which allows you to do things that you wouldn't do on your own! The advisors and mentors are always there to help. At the international school, you will never meet a local. It is definitely difficult to immerse. Overall, a great experience though!

Program: Summer in Barcelona - Barcelona School for Int'l Studies

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

Thank you, CISabroad!

Studying abroad with CIS was the best decision I have ever made. From the moment I applied, their program was thorough, clear, and simple, and their team is responsive, passionate, and caring. Over a year ago, I showed interest in studying with CISAbroad. I was almost immediately ed by the representative that specialized in the area I was interested in to introduce herself, see if I had any questions, and invite me to phone call conversation to discuss my options. She was so personable, caring, and patient, and had a clear answer to every question I asked. I immediately knew that this was the company I wanted to study with, and now only had to choose my location. This representative was happy to engage in another phone call and help me decide on the program best for me, after weighing my options, we decided Edinburgh was the place for me. From then on, the process only got less stressful. Their team members were welcoming and enthusiastic and made me feel as if I was a part of a community before even setting foot on the airplane. Their information packets were thorough, comprehensive, and detailed. I knew exactly what needed to be done, by when, and how. Any questions that popped up were answered in a timely, professional, and enthusiastic manner. Then, the pre-departure orientation explained nearly every detail of what to pack, what to do, and what to expect. It also introduced us to our wonderful program coordinator Jeanna. If I could write an entire review on how incredible Jeanna was, I absolutely would. She was so caring, kind, and motherly. Every person in our program cherished her and agreed that she helped us to feel at home in such a new country. Maggie, our program coordinator in the states was in frequent and personal with us to make sure that we were adjusting well and enjoying our experience. When we arrived in Edinburgh, we were instantly taken care of, with rides from the airport provided, on-site orientations, and recommendations where to buy necessities, I never once felt lost or overwhelmed during my first week in Scotland. Jeanna brought us out for dinner that night to help us get to know one another and discuss what we should expect coming up, and then took us for a walking tour of the city. I can still remember the things I learned on that tour because of how personable, knowledgeable, and kind Jeanna is. I felt as if I was moving into my new home. Jeanna made sure to meet with us often and check in frequently, from coffees to Facebook messages, she went far above and beyond to help us have the best semester possible. I genuinely believe that she is the reason I did not feel homesick, and I could never have enough words to thank her.
The best part of my study abroad experience by far was the infamous CIS Scotland Highland Tour! This excursion, covered in our tuition and fees, took us on a tour of the highland to see the most beautiful, memorable, and incredible views I have ever seen. I will never, ever forget the experiences I saw on this trip from famous landscapes (including the Harry Potter Bridge), bonding with my fellow students, and, of course, eating Haggis!
CIS was not only affordable, but so beyond worth the money spent on the program. For less than I pay a semester at my home institution, we were provided extremely comfortable student accommodation, a fantastic education at a Scottish Institution, and experiences that I will never in my life forget. I absolutely loved my classes at the institution. I learned so many interesting things from extremely knowledgeable professors and was both intrigued and challenged by the subject matter. Likewise, there were so many course options to choose from that it was nearly impossible for someone to not find something they were interested in. I loved collaborating with Scottish students, and creating bonds with people from the institution on group projects and outside of class time.
To CIS, I can only say “thank you” for giving me the semester of a lifetime.

Program: Semester in Edinburgh

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Life experience

This program opened up a large portion of the world that I had not explored. I have been to many places around the world and this program allowed me to immerse myself in the culture of Japan and make connections with new people. I loved my program and I recommend it to everyone I talk to. I work with a lot of first year students so I always tell them going abroad. I hope to encourage and inspire more people to do a semester abroad to help open their eyes to parts of the world they could never see. This is the time in our lives where we can explore (with financial help) the world and see places we have always wanted to go. Although I had some problems at the beginning of the program with the language barrier and not knowing that I had to know certain things ahead of time, I was very happy with our on-site coordinator who took us on some memorable excursions.

Program: Semester in Japan (Kyoto)

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Excellent study/intern in Aix-en-Provence, France

I chose to do the study/intern program in Aix-en-Provence, France with CISabroad because I wanted to learn and also gain experience in France. My internship was an amazing opportunity. I learned new skills like digital marketing and even how to operate the French bus system as I traveled to and from my internship. My schedule worked out perfectly and my host family was so welcoming. My semester abroad is one that I will never forget.

Program: Affordable, Comprehensive Study and Intern Abroad Programs!

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