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Study Abroad in Europe

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Europe is a fascinating place with 44 nations, each with its own distinct identity.

It’s no surprise then – given both the richness, and diversity of its offerings – that Europe remains one of the most popular study abroad destinations for college students. And with your choice of the best study abroad programs in Europe, you have access to it all. Immerse yourself with a homestay in Barcelona or step into the world of international business with an internship in London. Celebrate Bastille Day by the Seine in France or the Light Festival in Amsterdam's city center. Develop your drafting and design skills in Berlin or hone your filmmaking chops in Prague.

When you study abroad in Europe, you can have it all – multiple languages, authentic cuisine, distinct arts and music scenes, complex histories, varying political scenes, and more!

How to Study Abroad in Europe

With dozens of language study, cultural courses, and discipline-specific options, CIEE offers you programming that is as rich and diverse as Europe itself. That means you can pursue what you want, where you want when. Which only leaves one question: which will you choose? Take the first step and start your application today!

Best Countries to Study Abroad in Europe

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Wrap yourself in the Scandinavian lifestyle and culture of Denmark in the bustling, beautiful capital of Copenhagen. 

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Czech Republic

Explore the country's rich cultural history in Prague through architecture, festivals, concerts, and operas. 

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Study abroad in London, England at one of three world-renowned universities in the country. 

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Live and learn in the "Gem of the Baltic," where hilltop castles, medieval architecture, and a booming tech scene await.

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Enjoy an immersive cultural experience in one of France's top locations: magical Paris, charming Rennes, or student-populated Toulouse. 

Berlin Brandenburg Gate


Explore museums, cafes, and music venues in Berlin while immersing yourself in local and regional culture.

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Immerse yourself with cultural activities, campus clubs, and excursions that allow you to explore Dublin.



Immerse yourself through homestays, cultural excursions, and trips in the famous and historic city of Rome.

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Discover world-renowned museums, art galleries, music, opera, theater, and more in vibrant Amsterdam. 

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Experience cultural immersion through homestays, language courses, and excursions in and around Lisbon.

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Uncover Scottish charms and heritage in this Celtic country's most popular cities: historic Edinburgh or cultured Glasgow. 

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Choose from programs in Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Alicante, or Palma de Mallorca.


Design Your Own Program

With CIEE's open campus model, you can design your very own study abroad semester program to include up to three different locations. Feel free to build your own program using our custom study abroad tool, spin the globe, or take a look at experiences around some of our most popular open campus combinations!

Questions about Europe Study Abroad

If you’re wondering, “How can I study abroad in Europe?” and are looking to make your dreams a reality, we’ve got you covered! You can study abroad in Europe with CIEE by completing the following steps:

  1. Search our study abroad programs in Europe and pick your favorite
  2. Connect with your campus study abroad office
  3. Start your study abroad application

Perhaps you may be asking yourself, “Where in Europe should I study abroad?” While picking the best is subjective, we can provide a few options that may interest you.  

Some of the best places to study abroad in Europe include:

  1. The Czech Republic
  2. Denmark
  3. England
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. And more!

Check out the full list here: 10 of the Best Places to Study Abroad in Europe 

Your packing list for studying abroad in Europe should ultimately include items that are essential to safe, comfortable travels. Some items that we recommend you pack include:

  • Passport and Visa (with photocopies just in case)
  • Power Adapters and Converters
  • Prescription Medicine
  • Currency
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • And more!

Read the entire list here: The Ultimate Guide to Your Study Abroad Packing List (10 Essential Items!) 

If you’re wondering, “How much does it cost to study abroad in Europe?” we’ve got you covered. The cost of study abroad programs in Europe depend on several factors, including the specific program, travel costs, housing selection, term, duration, and more.

For example, our Summer Global Internship in Copenhagen costs $7,450, our Semester in Florence program costs $19,950 for a spring term, and a single Madrid Open Campus Block costs $6,950. For information regarding the cost of a program, you should review that specific program page and cost breakdown. 

Australia and Europe offer different study abroad experiences for students. Let’s compare and contrast the two!

Australia may be regarded as the more outdoorsy location that’s appealing to students interested in living in a coastal city. With multiple programs offered in Sydney, a major economic hub, students can enroll in a variety of courses from business and marketing to social sciences communication. Additionally, CIEE offers global internship opportunities for students looking to work abroad with an international company.  

With 44 nations to explore, Europe exposes students to different cultures, histories, food, languages, and more. CIEE offers programs in 12 different European countries, ranging from Spain and England to Denmark and Estonia. With so many programs to choose from, different languages to study, and courses galore, it’s no wonder Europe is one of the most popular destinations college students pick to study abroad.  

While the best study abroad programs in Europe is subjective, we can provide you with a list of some of our most popular study abroad programs in Europe:

  • Business + Culture (Barcelona)
  • Open Campus Block (Rome)
  • Open Campus Block (London)
  • Open Campus Block (Berlin)
  • Central European Studies (Prague)
  • Social Sciences +Humanities (Amsterdam)
  • & more!

Explore CIEE Programs

Simply put -- yes! You can absolutely do an internship in Europe during your study abroad program. CIEE offers internships during summer and semester study abroad programs.

CIEE internships in Europe cover a variety of subjects, from Business & Finance and Arts & Design to Marketing & Communication and STEM.