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Third-Party Providers

Third-party providers provide CCU students with access to additional study abroad opportunities. Below are some of the providers that past Coastal students have chosen to study abroad with:


 The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), one of the oldest and largest cultural exchange organizations in the world, was founded in 1964.  AIFS organizes cultural exchange programs such as college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, high school study/travel and insurance services.  The organization has global offices in five countries and serves more than 50,000 participants each year.  Since its first year in business, more than one million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.

Website: http://www.aifsabroad.com/


CIEE is a nonprofit, non-governmental international exchange organization. For over 65 years, its mission has been: "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." They develop and administer programs, advocate for the advancement of international education, and build knowledge through CIEE research, publications, and conferences.

For U.S. students, faculty, and administrators, CIEE offers programs including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars. 

Website: www.ciee.org

IES Abroad

IES Abroad strives to provide premier study abroad programs for U.S. students that deliver the highest quality education while simultaneously promoting development of intercultural competence. IES Abroad is a trusted study abroad partner to more than 200 U.S. colleges and universities. As a not-for-profit organization with over 60 years of leadership in study abroad, they dedicate its resources to offering students the best possible study abroad programs in more than 20 countries and 35 cities.

Website: www.iesabroad.org  


ISA's mission is to provide high quality education abroad opportunities to American and Canadian college students at an affordable price. ISA recognizes that it plays an important role in the worldwide effort of international educators to increase awareness of cultures and societies outside of each student's national boundaries. Its programs are designed to maximize participants' learning abroad, and they understand that most college students need support and expert guidance before, during and after their time abroad. ISA is a Global Partner of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and supports NAFSA's efforts to advance international education and exchange.

Website: www.studiesabroad.com