Study abroad programs can enhance academia by providing experiential learning and cultural experience. Study abroad opportunities are sometimes offered in conjunction with various degree programs in areas like the arts and sciences or studies in foreign languages. Studies abroad not only enhances the educational experience of students but also prepares them for working in an increasingly multicultural world.
Programs have been established in Europe, Africa, South/Central America and The Caribbean. Study abroad programs span anywhere from two to four weeks or the full course of a semester, along with the possibility to study over the winter intersession and summer break. Some programs are service/professional development oriented or for-credit and all credits earned will be applied towards a CUNY degree. Financial support in the form of grants, scholarships, and financial aid can be solicited and applied towards any study abroad opportunity.