Global Education


Long Term Programs

Long Term Programs

Below are study programs sources for you to consider. Review the information carefully, considering these criteria:

• Academics (i.e., suitability of courses to your major)
• Time (i.e., fall vs. spring vs. summer)
• Length (i.e., summer vs. semester…)
• Cost (Can you afford it?)
• Location

After careful consideration of these issues, choose a program, and then schedule an appointment with an adviser in the Center for Global Education. He or she will discuss your choice(s) further. Consider first the programs that have an affiliation agreement with Central or that are part of the Ohio International Consortium.


Central State Affiliate Programs

An affiliate program (also sometimes called a third-party provider program) is a program that is organized by a study abroad provider which has an affiliation agreement with Central State University. To participate in an exchange program, the Central State student pays his/her tuition to Central State as usual, and Central State pays for the program, excluding airfare.  The student may use his/her federal financial aid (through FAFSA - There are no Central State grants for affiliate programs. The student is also responsible for his/her airfare. All credits for courses that a student completes with a grade of “C” or better are transferable to Central State University. Before applying to participate in an affiliate program, the Central State student must first ensure that the provider is an affiliate of Central State. The student may do so either by identifying the provider on the list of affiliate programs below or by verifying with the Center for Global Education (in case there has been a change or addition).

To participate in a short-term program (less than a semester) through an affiliate provider, the student pays his/her tuition to the provider, NOT to Central State University. As with other programs, CSU would redirect any federal Financial Aid to the provider. Also, all credits for courses that a student completes with a grade of “C” or better are transferrable to Central State.

Below are guidelines for applying for the various international experience programs. Central State University will not be responsible for any costs a student incurs by planning to study abroad without following these guidelines.

Central State University is in agreement with these affiliates listed below for summer or semester programs abroad.

Academic Programs International (API) API programs offer U.S. college and university students the opportunity to earn college credit toward their degree programs in the U.S. by completing coursework in a wide variety of disciplines, including such fields as business, the social sciences, medical studies, and the arts. In combination with its academic offerings, API strives to maximize each student's potential for personal growth through well-designed orientation programs, extensive cultural and social outings, carefully selected housing options, and a variety of excursions. API sends more than 4,000 students and participants abroad annually to over 50 cities within 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Global Semesters University of Nicosia University of Nicosia Global Semesters is the study abroad (non-EU) unit of the University of Nicosia.  The University of Nicosia is the largest research university in southern Europe that teaches in English and offers a broad range of degree programs in the humanities, sciences, business, medicine, law, engineering, and architecture.

The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) – For 30 years, USAC has provided university students with affordable, valuable study abroad programs and contributed to the internationalization of universities in the US and abroad. It currently has 41 program locations in 26 countries, with many locations unique for study abroad. Students from any university are welcome to participate. Central State is a USAC member institution as are the other public universities in Ohio. The Ohio International Consortium (OIC) charges in-state tuition to Ohio residents on Education Abroad programs offered through its partners.

The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) was founded in 1964 and has more than 40 years of experience in organizing study abroad programs. It has helped more than one million participants realize their dream of international education and cultural exchange. AIFS provides study abroad programs in 16 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Costa Rica, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Russia, South Africa, and Spain. For more information visit

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) provides quality programs and services to individuals, employers, communities, and educational institutions. For more information visit

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) provides college study abroad programs to U.S. & Canadian students in 15 countries and 27 cities across the globe, including Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. For more information:

International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL) programs combine academic studies and community service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience. For more information visit

International Studies Abroad (ISA) has been providing quality study abroad programs for U.S. college students since 1987. ISA focuses on programs in Europe, Latin America, and Africa, and they offer traditional study abroad, service, internships, and research abroad programs. For more information visit

Semester at Sea (SAS) – Studying abroad while sailing the globe is the invention of Semester at Sea and its predecessor programs. Since 1963, SAS has stayed true to its mission as an educational non-profit: the development of global under­standing through life-changing international experiences. For more information visit

School for International Training (SIT) – A pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, SIT Study Abroad offers semester, summer, and academic year programs in more than 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. It offers field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and accredited master’s degrees and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is an industry leader and one of the few geographically focused study abroad organizations. As experts in the Asia Pacific region, TEAN's company philosophy remains at the core of everything they do—they’re still committed to providing the very same personalized approach and experience based on their team’s firsthand knowledge, just like they did for their very first student in 1996. For more information visit