Study Abroad

The College of Coastal Georgia, as part of its new institutional strategic plan, has made a commitment to promote internationalization of the curriculum; advocate for programs of study that prepare students to be globally competent; and identify international and intercultural educational opportunities for faculty and staff.

Thinking about study abroad?

The U.S. State Department recently launched Students Abroad, a website designed to provide students and parents with vital information related to studying abroad - everything from how to get a passport to safety information while abroad.

Preparing for Study Abroad

Choose Your Program

When looking for a program, it is important to keep in mind your geographic, language and cultural interests, as well as your academic interests and personal goals. Not all programs are right for everyone, so think about what kind of program would best suit your needs. This decision depends on your comfort level and own expectations for studying abroad.

Discuss Your Interests and Plans

Come by the Office of International Education (Hargett Administration Building) and learn about the study abroad programs we have available that are taught by CCGA faculty and the programs offered by the University System of Georgia. Interested in a longer program? Ask about exchange opportunities with one of our exchange partners! For more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact Dr. James (Jim) Lynch at or 912.279.5713.

Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form.

Institutional Financial Support

Once you identify the study abroad courses you plan to enroll in with your advisor's permission, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to schedule a counseling meeting to determine if you are eligible for financial aid, including Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), and/or HOPE Scholarship, to use towards payment of your study abroad program.

CCGA students are encouraged to apply for a CCGA study abroad scholarship through the Office of International Education, regardless of the study abroad program they intend to participate in. Awards will be determined based on the quality of the student’s application and academic record. All funding will be posted as tuition credit to the student's account. The summer 2019 application deadline is April 1.

You can reach the Office of Financial Aid by phone at 912.279.5722 or by email at

External Financial Support

Please review the online directory with detailed information on hundreds of scholarships, grants, and fellowships available for undergraduate study outside of the United States through

Other useful links A free searchable database of scholarships and awards for international study abroad.

Furthermore, you can check out for tips on scoring scholarships and links to some search engines specific for scholarships that may help you.

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