Affiliated Study Abroad Programs
Cornell recognizes the following programs as reputable and educational.
|Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Off-Campus Study Programs||Japan Study, Newberry Seminar, Oak Ridge Science Semester|
|American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)||Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and multi-country traveling programs|
|Arcadia College of Global Studies||Australia, Chile, Cuba, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Wales|
|Central College Abroad (CCA)||Spain, Mexico, and Austria only|
|Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)||Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, and Spain|
|Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)||Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and North America|
|IES Abroad||Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, United States|
|IFSA-Butler||Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Wales|
|ISA Study Abroad||Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam|
|School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad||Africa, south of the Sahara; Asia and the Pacific; Europe; Latin America; North Africa and the Middle East; and multiple countries in one trip|
|SEA Semester||Spend a semester learning to sail tall ships and travel to the following areas: Caribbean, New Zealand, North Atlantic, Polynesia|
|The Washington Center||Internships and academic seminars|
|Audubon Center of the North Woods||Block-long January Interim Course|
|The Philadelphia Center||The Philadelphia Center offers an off-campus experience and guaranteed internships for a full range of interests and majors while allowing students to live and learn independently in the diverse city of Philadelphia.|
Steps towards applying for an affiliated off-campus study program
To apply to take your need-based aid on the program: complete the Off-Campus Studies Need-Based Aid Petition and turn in to the Office of International & Off-Campus Studies by February 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm. You will also need to do the following:
- Submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA
- Request a faculty recommendation letter to be submitted before the February 26 deadline
- Personal statement (~500 words)
Don't have need-based aid? No problem! Submit the Off-Campus Studies Program Petition at least 90 days prior to the start date of your chosen program.
The credits earned through participation in the affiliated programs listed on this page will transfer to Cornell as long as you receive a “C” or higher in your coursework.
You may start the application process with an affiliated program before you receive approval from Cornell. However, we recommend that you do not place a deposit with the program until you have received approval from Cornell.
If you have questions about how your financial aid will be impacted, make sure to meet with Financial Assistance and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our affiliated programs.
Each course that you want to transfer credit for must have a petition for transfer of credit form and an add/drop form completed and returned to the Registrar's office. Only courses taken at an accredited institution will be accepted and you must pass with a "C" or higher. The course must also be approved by the Cornell department chair.
The student waiver form must be completed if you are studying off-campus on any program that is not a Cornell College course. This includes all exchange, affiliated, and non-affiliated program participants.