We’re bringing study abroad to community colleges nationwide. Join us for this special initiative!

Study Abroad Association has launched a nationwide initiative to sustainably increase study abroad participation at community and technical colleges 25% by 2020.

We know how important it is for study abroad programs to be affordable while still authentic and top-quality. Since 2009, we have been working with community colleges to build customized programs suited for each institution’s unique needs and goals.

Using a blanket approach and offering the same programs to all institutions instead of catering to the specific needs of each college oftentimes means the programs are too cost-prohibitive, or that the programs’ academic areas are not best suited for the students.

We understand that every institution and every class is different, and we are ready to not only help build your 100% customized program, but to also assist you in the entire process, from start to finish.

Our custom strategies for international education at community and technical colleges are a new path to increasing study abroad participation and diversity, to ensure more students and faculty have access to life-enriching educational opportunities.

This Initiative consists of two parts: offering special programs as part of this Initiative that were created with community colleges in mind, and utilizing our extensive free benefits and services that in some cases have increased participation at colleges by 100%. Click here for the entire list, which include benefits such as consultations, discounts, faculty grants, workshops, and more.

All of our Community College Initiative programs receive special pricing to help promote international education and the program’s area of study. In every program, we ensure that course requirements are being met to qualify for 3 credit hour courses, which allows students to apply the program to their degree and use financial aid toward the overall program price.

Join us for this Initiative and bring new study abroad opportunities to your faculty and students, broadening their horizons and offering them life-changing study abroad and travel experiences!

For more information, download our brochure, view one of our top programs in the Initiative below, or browse more programs at the bottom of the page.

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  • Program Highlights

    • 8 Nights of Accommodation
    • Daily Continental Breakfast
    • 2 Traditional Dinners
    • Entrance to All Venues
    • All Ground Transportation
    • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
    • Airport Transfer
    • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
    • Colosseum & Forum
    • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
    • Uffizi Gallery
    • Accademia Gallery
    • Siena Day Trip
    • GNAM: National Gallery of Modern Art
    • Borghese Gallery
    • Brancacci Chapel


Study Abroad Association’s Community College Art Initiative is committed to increasing art appreciation and history education amongst community college students across the United States.

During this program, travelers will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about major art periods and styles throughout history, by touring the major cities in Italy that house some of the world’s most famous museums, buildings, art, and more.


Our programs are 100% customizable. We offer programs in over 24 destinations worldwide in a large variety of academic fields.
Browse our top areas of study, destinations, and itineraries, and tell us your dream program and we’ll make it a reality!