Non-CUNY Programs Abroad

Approval for Participating on Non-CUNY Study Abroad Programs

CCNY students who would prefer to study abroad through a provider or school outside of the CUNY system must still seek advising from the CCNY Office of Study Abroad and International Programs.

Students must:

  • Apply to the non-CUNY program on their own. If any forms are to be signed by a study abroad advisor at CCNY, please speak with an advisor in our office.
  • File a non-CUNY Study Abroad Permit for the credits they aim to earn abroad once they have been officially accepted.
  • Seek required approval from department advisers for each desired course.
  • Provide proof of international health insurance or purchase coverage through CCNY's account with CISI.
  • Arrange to have official transcripts sent to the CCNY Office of Study Abroad and International Program to the attention of the Office of Study Abroad.
  • Be advised that no grades are transferred from non-CUNY programs.  Only pre-approved credits will be transferred.
  • Be aware the transferring of credit from abroad, especially through a non-CUNY program, may take an extended amount of time.  It is not advised to participate in a study abroad program and plan to immediately graduate upon return.
Finding a non-CUNY Study Abroad Program provides many resources for prospective study abroad students including a full Student Guide and detailed destination information (see Destination of the Month box, below). We invite you to explore these resources and make the most out of this life-changing experience of studying abroad. is is a comprehensive directory of study abroad programs, including summer study abroad, internship, service learning, volunteer abroad programs, intensive language programs, and more, all organized by subject or country, or city. International education support through our study abroad handbook provides a guide to education abroad, health and safety, and study abroad scholarship/financial aid information.

SIT Study Abroad (World Learning) supports the school's mission with groundbreaking programs in over 40 countries worldwide that challenge college and university students through a rigorous integration of academic study and field experience. Each semester-length program is built upon a theme, allowing students to select from a number of different focus areas, including ecology and conservation, culture and development, peace and conflict studies, gender issues, and the arts.

CIEE: The Council on International Educational Exchange is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. CIEE creates and administers programs that allow high school and university students and educators to study and teach abroad.


Last Updated: 05/01/2022 18:37