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Partner Programs

Study abroad providers are third-party organizations that administer education abroad programs, and can often be referred to by different names: provider programs, partner programs, affiliate programs, etc. These providers offer study abroad programs that “fill the gap” in the programming we have available at UCF and are open to students all over the USA. They can provide additional support throughout the application process and offer on-site services and activities that help students make the transition to their new country and culture.

Typically, program fees will include advising/application services; accommodation; tuition; transcripts; some cultural activities and events; airport pickup; onsite resident director staff service; transcripts, and more!

Providers differ from other UCF programs in several ways:
  • Dual application process
    You must apply through UCF Abroad and the partner program
  • Transient credit
    You must have your selected coursework reviewed and approved prior to your program and upon return, a transcript will be sent to UCF.
  • Financial Aid
    You should meet with Karissa in the Office of Student Financial Assistance after selecting your program. You can schedule an appointment by emailing her at SFAstudyabroad@ucf.edu. Financial Aid can work differently depending on the program you choose.
You can learn more about our approved partners below by browsing on their websites. If you are interested in applying, please complete an interest form and meet with a UCF Abroad advisor.

Resources
Partner Program Application Process PPT
Course Approval Process
Transient Form

Approved Partners

 

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Year Founded: 1964
Mission Statement: To provide the highest quality educational and cultural exchange programs to enrich the lives of young people throughout the world.
What Makes Them Unique: Fees are guaranteed in dollars and all-inclusive (flight package options and meal plans that come standard).
Countries Served: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Multi-Destination
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Gap Year, High School, Internships, January Term, Semester, Summer
Scholarships: AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer at Richmond, The American International University in London England
Summer at the American College of Greece in Athens Greece

Academic Program International (API)

Year Founded: 1987
Mission Statement: Design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners and communities.
What Makes Them Unique: Seeks to make study abroad available to as many participants as possible by including as many program components as possible into a low cost.
Countries Served: Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Multi-Destination
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Faculty-Led, Gap Year, High School, Internships, Semester, Short-Term, Summer
Scholarships: API Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer at Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence Italy
Summer at John Cabot University in Rome Italy
Health Studies Summer at Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca Spain 
 

CAPA The Global Education Network

Year Founded: 1972
Mission Statement: Committed to working worldwide in a manner that is transparent, truthful, and respectful with all students and partner institutions. Dedicated to the highest principles of quality across academic programs, living environments, and student engagement and safety.
What Makes Them Unique: CAPA focuses on global cities to create a world of possibilities. Students will live and learn surrounded by new ideas and innovation. They offer exceptional and exciting opportunities for academic study and personal and professional growth.
Cities Served: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Sydney
Types of Programs: Semester, Summer, Short-term
Scholarships: CAPA Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer London Global Health
Summer London Film & Media Institute Abroad
 

CEA Study Abroad

Year Founded: 1997
Mission Statement: The mission of CEA is to create and facilitate opportunities for academic achievement, global competence and personal growth through quality international education.
What Makes Them Unique: Mobile Journalist (MOJO) and Alumni Ambassador programs allow students to engage in peer outreach and advising.
Countries Served: Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Multi-Destination
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Custom, Gap Year, High School, Internships, Semester, Short-Term, Summer
Scholarships: CEA Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Communication and Journalism Summer in Barcelona Spain

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Year Founded: 1947
Mission Statement: To help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by bringing the world together through the most meaningful exchange programs available.
What Makes Them Unique: CIEE offers programs in over 40 countries, including the United States.
Countries Served: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Multi-Destination
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Custom, Gap Year, High School, Internships, Semester, Short-Term, Summer, TEFL
Scholarships: CIEE Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Community Public Health Summer at the University of Botswana in Gaborone Botswana
Psychology Summer at Charles University in Prague Czech Republic

Center for International Studies (CIS Abroad)

Year Founded: 1999
Mission Statement: The mission of CISabroad is to provide innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens.
What Makes Them Unique: CIS Abroad strives for passion and fun experiences abroad and at home — they even have dogs at their office.
Countries Served: Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United States-Hawaii, Vietnam, Multi-Destination
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Internships, January Term, Micro-Internships Semester, Service Learning, Summer, TEFL
Scholarships: CIS Abroad Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer at Seisen University in Tokyo Japan
Semester at Mahidol University in Salaya Thailand

Global Experiences

Year Founded: 2001
Mission Statement: Global Experiences is committed to advancing international education. They have been providing life-changing internship abroad programs and professional experiences for university students and young professionals since 2001. Global Experiences is a part of the American Institute For Foreign Study’s (AIFS) family of programs.
What Makes Them Unique: Global Experiences is comprised of world travelers who are fortunate to have lived, worked, or studied overseas. Their team of 30+ spans nationalities in locations around the world. They offer highly customized international internships and study abroad programs.
Countries Served: Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, USA
Types of Programs: Internships – Fall (12 weeks), Spring (12 weeks), Summer (8 weeks)
Scholarships: Global Experiences Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer Internship in Barcelona Spain
Summer Internship in Dublin Ireland

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Year Founded: 1987
Mission Statement: To ignite personal growth through a wide range of affordable education abroad opportunities with a commitment to exceptional support for all participants and their institutions.
What Makes Them Unique: ISA offers a variety of program types including custom programs, Christian study abroad, service-learning, and extensive Spanish language programs.
Countries Served: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Vietnam, United States
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Custom, Gap Year, Internships, January Term, Research, Semester, Service Learning, Short-Term, Summer
Scholarships: ISA Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Health Sciences Summer at Universidad Veritas in San Jose Costa Rica

SAI

Year Founded: 1995
Mission Statement: SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility.
What Makes Them Unique: The organization concentrates its programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.
Countries Served: Italy, Spain, France, Multi-Destination
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Custom, Faculty-Led, Graduate, Gap Year, High School, Internships, January Term, Semester, Service Learning, Short-Term, Summer
Scholarships: SAI Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer at Florence University of the Arts in Florence Italy
Hospitality Summer at CETT in Barcelona Spain
Spanish Language Study Summer at UAB in Barcelona Spain
 

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

Year Founded: 1995
Mission Statement: To change lives and life habits: TEAN provides life-changing experiences and alternative life habits. The students on their programs and the people they meet will all be changed forever by the opportunities they create for them both to engage with one another and to pursue sustainable lives and life habits.
What Makes Them Unique: TEAN offers an extensive list of programs concentrated in Asia and the Pacific.
Countries Served: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
Types of Programs: Internships, Semester, Summer
Scholarships: TEAN Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer at Korea University in Seoul South Korea
Summer Environment, Wildlife and Conservation in Australia
Sports and Exercise Psychology Summer in Australia
Contemporary Issues in Public Health Sumer in Australia

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Year Founded: 1982
Mission Statement: USAC's mission is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the global society of the twenty-first century.
What Makes Them Unique: USAC provides well-rounded, academically sound and credible programs in non-traditional locations or in unique parts of more traditional places. Their programs are typically offered outside of major cities, making it a more cost-effective and "authentic" study abroad experience.
Countries Served: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Uruguay
Types of Programs: Academic Year, Internships, Semester, Short-Term, Summer
Scholarships: USAC Scholarships
Most Popular Programs with UCF Students:
Summer at Christ University in Bengaluru India
Summer at Yonsei University in Seoul South Korea