International Studies

Every year dozens of Central Arizona College students do something that most other college students never do.  They step out of their comfort zones and they study abroad.

Central Arizona College offers several travel study programs to fit the educational interests, scheduling limitations and financial needs of our students.

We invite all CAC students and members of the Pinal County community to explore our current international studies opportunities.


  • 10-Day Travel Study in Hawai’i During Summer 2019

    O’ahu, Hawai’i (Summer 2019)

    Experience the splendor of the Pacific on this 10-day domestic travel study program in Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu.  Students will enjoy excursions in Honolulu, Central O’ahu, the Windward Coast, and North Shore, including visits to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, I’olani Palace and the Waimea Valley.

    Questions? Please contact Professor Kolette Draegan at

  • Additional Travel Programs Offered Via our Humanities Department

    Humanities Tours of Italy (May 2019)

    The CAC Community Education Department is pleased to offer Humanities Tours to Europe. You will travel with Humanities Professor Alyson Hanson and other CAC students and community members on active, educational tours arranged by ACIS, the American Council of International Studies.  Academic credit is available.

    Questions? Please contact Professor Hanson at

  • Italy: A Taste of the Roman Countryside

    Castro dei Volsci, Italy (November 2019)

    Italian Cultural and Culinary Immersion

    Spend a week in Castro dei Volsci, a medieval stone village south-east of Rome.  Experience daily culinary excursions to the surrounding countryside and seaside, then return to the Casa for afternoon riposo (rest).  Report to the main kitchen each evening for hand-on cooking instruction with an Italian English-speaking chef.

    Questions? Please contact Professor Kolette Draegan at

  • Ireland: 10-Day Culture & Language Program Over Spring Break

    County Donegal & Dublin (Future Dates TBD)

    Spend Spring Break in Ireland!  Central Arizona College is offering a 10-day study abroad program in the lush, green countryside of County Donegal, Ireland with an overnight excursion to Dublin.  Students will participate in a World Literature class during the spring semester, exploring stories, poetry & novels from around the world with a special focus on Irish authors.

  • Mexico: Spanish Language Immersion Program

    Cuernavaca, Mexico (Future Dates TBD)

    Central Arizona College is offering a 2-week Spanish language immersion programs in the beautiful Mexican city of Cuernavaca.  Students will be provided with daily Spanish instruction, outside activities, and multiple excursions.  Earn credit for Spanish 101 or Spanish 102 in just 2 weeks!

International Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are offered by third party providers, not all programs or students will be eligible for all scholarships.


Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Explore diversity study abroad scholarships and grants from Diversity Abroad connects talented diverse and underrepresented students and graduates to international education and career opportunities that will prepare them for leadership in an interconnected world.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.

Fund for Education Abroad

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

2018 Ireland Study Abroad Blog

Follow along with Professor Tatiana Keeling and Central Arizona College students on their 2018 spring break adventure to Ireland!

2017 Ireland Study Abroad Blog

Central Arizona College students embarked on our first European study abroad program to Ireland during spring break 2017. Professor Karen Hindhede blogged about the experiences on this exciting adventure. #cacireland

Check out some of the amazing places our students visited in France on the Humanities Tours (May, 2018):

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