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Global Flex Program

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Accessing Innovation

CIEE has partnered with Arizona State University on the Global Flex program, an innovative program that promotes access to study abroad by allowing students to take a combination of ASU courses online and CIEE courses or internships in-person during CIEE’s Open Campus Block Programs. This approach offers students the unique opportunity to design a study abroad experience that fits their schedule and academic requirements while experiencing CIEE’s student life and health and safety support in locations around the world. 

What's Included? 

Offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms, students enroll in CIEE’s Open Campus block programs in over 15 countries alongside other CIEE students. In addition to optional CIEE coursework, students take advantage of CIEE Open Campus student life and health and safety inclusions, such as:

  • Pre-departure advising and support
  • Housing
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Day trips and/or excursions
  • CIEE’s world-class health and safety support (including on-site orientation, 24/7 emergency support, and iNext comprehensive insurance)

How Does It Work?

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Combining Online & Abroad

CIEE’s 6-week Open Campus Block programs align with ASU’s online course calendar. This allows students to select the time abroad that best fits their schedule – 6, 12, or 18 weeks (1, 2, or 3 blocks). Students can earn a full semester of credit through this program abroad, or choose to participate in a single block and return home to continue ASU online courses for the remainder of the semester.

Depending on the location, students earn up to 18 credits from ASU’s online course catalog or CIEE in-person courses or internships in nearly any one of CIEE’s expanding list of Open Campus Block locations

FLEX Programs

Global Flex Academic Structure 

Global Flex allows students to choose both the time abroad and the course structure that best fits their schedule. Here are some of the most common models for how students have enrolled in Global Flex. Note models vary by location. 

 Block 1Block 2Block 3
6-Week ProgramCIEE Course + ASU Online Course  
12-Week ProgramCIEE Course + ASU Online Course2 ASU Online Courses 
18-Week ProgramCIEE Course + ASU Online CourseCIEE Course + ASU Online CourseCIEE Internship


What our Partners are Saying

Hear from Arizona State University leadership on the benefits and structure of this program and check out how Arizona State University is promoting the Global Flex program to their students.  

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