Build Your Quarter Abroad

CIEE Study Abroad

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You can design an epic quarter abroad with CIEE! Select the quarter that works best for you by combining our open campus program blocks and summer program sessions. You can spend the entire quarter in one location or travel to another after one block or session.

Choose from 10 dynamic cities

CIEE’s Global Institutes are located in dynamic international cities on three continents. You can study at one or move between cities after blocks and/or sessions.


Buenos Aires

Cape Town





Rio de Janeiro



Quarter Program Combinations When Duration Credit
Winter Open Campus Program Spring Blocks I & II January 7 to March 30 12 weeks 12 credit / 18 quarter hours
Spring Open Campus Program Spring Block III and Summer Program Session I April 1 to June 17 10 weeks 9 credit / 13.5 quarter hours
Summer I Summer Program Sessions II & III June 17 to August 11 8 weeks 6 credit / 9 quarter hours
Summer II Summer Program Session III and Open Campus Program Block I July 15 to September 22 10 weeks 9 credit / 13.5 quarter hours
Fall Open Campus Program Fall Blocks II & III September 24 to December 15 12 weeks 12 credit / 18 quarter hours



No matter your academic focus, we have high-quality coursework to help you meet major requirements or electives.

  • Business
  • Communication, New Media, and Journalism
  • Global and Community Health
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Sustainability and Environmental Sciences

Featured Programs

1 out of 3 CIEE students receive scholarships and grants. Learn more about what’s available for you to study abroad next quarter by talking to your study abroad office today!

Students studying at one or more of CIEE's open campus locations are eligible to receive from $4,000 to $8,000 of Open Campus or Global Scholars Grants. Find our more >