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Travel the World. It's On Us!

Here Travel is Education

We believe every student deserves a global education, and the best way to do that is to travel to another country. At Cottey, sophomore level students (28-56 credits) will have the opportunity to spend the first week of spring break visiting a European city with classmates and faculty, learning about art, history, science and culture. There is no extra tuition fee for the trip and Cottey pays for your airfare and hotel. You’re only responsible for meals and incidentals.

Cottey Women Around the World

Florence, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, London, Madrid, New Zealand, Thailand, Tanzania, Japan, Guatemala…oh so many places in the world Cottey women have been!


Study Abroad


Around the World

Some of our baccalaureate degree programs contain a study abroad requirement which allows our students to spend a semester or more overseas. They take courses for credit, and develop a truly international perspective. Our students have traveled to Hong Kong, Mexico, Turkey, Jamaica, China, Japan, South Africa, and spent an entire semester sailing as part of the study-abroad program.
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Read about Sarah’s Semester at Sea in Around the World in 105 Days.

2018 Destinations

Cottey students will travel to London, Sri Lanka/India, and Japan. Cottey students say that traveling abroad was an experience that changed their perspective, their understanding, and their lives. As part of your trip, you are required to take two educational modules taught by the Cottey faculty and staff on the trip. Many students take several.