Application Timeline

Term: Summer 2024Winter 2024-25
Early Application Deadline February 25, 2024September 15, 2024
Final Application Deadline February 26, 2024September 22, 2024
Applications and courses approved Early MarchMid October
Final notifications sent out Mid MarchEnd of October
Orientations Varies by programLate November

Initial Application

Participants from CCSA Institutions

All participants on CCSA programs must complete a simple initial application on the CCSA website. This short and guided process should take about 20 minutes to complete. Please see the CCSA admissions requirements. Requirements:

  • Register for a program
  • Choose a course
  • Pay the application fee

Participants from non-CCSA Institutions

In addition to the items required for participants from CCSA institutions you will need to provide the following with your application:

  • Academic Approval Form - signed by either the study abroad office or your academic advisor at your institution
  • Faculty Recommendation - Brief recommendation addressing your ability to commit to and complete a short study abroad program
  • Official Transcript

Full directions are included within the application.

Campus approval process

Approval takes approximately two weeks for most institutions.

Participants from CCSA Institutions

Please ensure you have started a study abroad application with your home campus study abroad office. If your application is approved by your home campus you will be automatically notified via email.

Participants from non-CCSA Institutions

Once your materials have been received by the CCSA Central Office the Executive Director will review.

Course Confirmation

Usually occurs within one to two weeks after the application deadline

Approved (Course Confirmed)

You are approved and the course is a go. Congratulations! Your application will now indicate Applicant Approved (Course Confirmed) at the top when logged in. Time to start getting prepared for your trip.



You are waitlisted by order of application fee paid. Don't be discouraged! Most of our applicants who end up on a waitlist end up obtaining a spot in a course. You are welcome to:

  1. Switch to a course that does not have a waitlist.
  2. Stay on the waitlist for your course. Spots often become available as participants drop or neglect to pay program fees.


All Participants

All CCSA participants must attend a mandatory CCSA orientation either in-person or online. Times and dates are released by CCSA office.

Participants from CCSA member schools may also need to attend their home-campus study abroad orientation as assigned by their home-campus education abroad office. Please see the list of CCSA member institutions for contact details.