College Partnership Opportunities

First Year Abroad Partnership Opportunities

With CIEE First Year Abroad (FYA) programs, students will start their college experience in one of 7 incredible locations around the world, FYA students will earn 12-13 college credits, and then bring their international perspective to the classrooms of our College Partners where they’ll complete their degree.

What Best Describes Your Institution?

The Enrollment BoosterThe Capacity ControllerThe Custom Seeker
"We seek new, innovative ways to boost enrollment of quality students to our campus.""We seek creative ways to solve first-year campus capacity challenges on our campus.""We already see the value in a program that sends first-year students abroad, but need to ensure it perfectly aligns with our educational models."

Our College Partners receive access to a list of prospective transfer students to boost enrollment – at zero cost to your institution. FYA is also the perfect way to alleviate first semester/year housing capacity challenges.

With enriching courses in arts & humanities, social sciences, business, and STEM, CIEE FYA provides a high-quality general education curriculum that is enhanced by experiential and international learning. And it is all totally customizable to your institution’s educational preferences as needed.

Our College Partners simply provide FYA students with a pathway to enrollment at your institution following your standard admissions processes via pre-determined course articulation. You can offer possible application fee waivers along with a seamless transfer to your institution (or a seamless transition to campus for waitlisted students) upon program completion.

To learn more about becoming an FYA College Partner, please email Lisa Chestney Leeke, Director of First-Year Abroad Partnerships, at or sign up for one of our upcoming college partner webinars.


College Partners


Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ  |  Public  |  114,000 undergraduate students

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