International Education / Study Abroad
Office of Global Education/Study Abroad and Student Exchanges
Telephone: (404) 880-6302
Fax: (404) 880-6306
Students may study at a foreign institution, while still remaining enrolled at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), through the study abroad program. The opportunities to do so are numerous. Because CAU is a member of several consortia-CIEE, CCIS, the University Center of Georgia, IES, and DIS—students have the opportunity to apply their programs, quite often without incurring additional costs. Through these consortia, students have access to programs throughout the world. CAU is also the sponsor of the Jamaica Summer Study Program for students of mass media arts.
In the past, students have studied on several continents—Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, and South America—as well as in the Caribbean. Many secured scholarships from outside sources; other utilized the existing financial aid supplemented by personal funds.
There are also opportunities for incoming students to study abroad the summer prior to their freshman year. This is done to introduce students to the international arena while enhancing their language proficiency. Acceptance into the program is not automatic; students must have completed first-year student orientation and have met all academic requirements as well as the financial obligations for the program. For most of the programs, a 2.5 GPA and strong references attesting to the students' academic acumen and social maturity will be required. By taking advantage of this experience, students will be awarded as much as 6 hours academic credit towards graduation.
There is also the opportunity for CAU students to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Washington Semester Program in collaboration with American University. Students learn about the realities of operating within the American democratic system while interacting with major government officials. Certain seminars within the overall program offer an authentic international experience by traveling abroad. For more information, Click Here.
All students interested in this life-altering experience should direct their inquiries to Dr. Paul M. Brown, Director of Study Abroad.