JMU offers a LOT of spectacular study abroad opportunities. But even with over 70 of our own program options each year, some students are still wondering... is there a program "out there" that will work for me? Well, we can say with much confidence that "there is"! We have many partners with opportunities all over the world. Below is a short list of examples. For a complete list and information regarding External Programs, click here.

Please look at these and reach out to Donna Sharpes with any questions. 


For Spring 2019 semester only, CAPA will be doubling the Affiliation grant from $600 to $1,200 off the cost of CAPA programs. As an affiliate, JMU students will receive this discount off the program cost.

Check out their Spring programs at:


CIEE Global Institutes is an Open Campus program that gives you the opportunity to study in up to three cities in one semester, stay on track with your academic credits, and do so at an affordable price. You get to choose from Berlin, Cape Town, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. For more details, check out: (AND be sure to watch their video!)

OPEN CAMPUS – ONE, TWO or THREE CITIES – only at our Global Institutes

Choose your academic track, length of stay, enrichment projects, and location.

One Block

6 weeks

1 location. 6 semester credits. Fits most schedules.

Two Blocks

12 weeks

1 or 2 locations. 12 semester credits. Qualifies students as full-time.

Three Blocks

18 weeks

1, 2, or 3 locations. 15 or 18 semester credits.

Six Blocks

36 weeks

1 or 2 locations. One academic year.


CIS Abroad


Need some suggestions? Here are some of the GAC’s recommendations:


IES Abroad

IES's 12 for 12 for 12 10 study abroad programs allow students to study abroad for 12 weeks getting 12 credits for $12,000 $10,000, when you factor in the $2,000 Public School Discount! These programs are part of their ongoing commitment and effort to making study abroad affordable and accessible to as many students as possible. These new programs all provide the same level of academic excellence and superior student support you expect from IES Abroad.

For more information, go to their website at:

Choose from the following programs:

Berlin, Germany 
International Affairs & Security Studies

Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Business & International Relations in Latin America

Rome, Italy 
Tourism & Cultural Heritage Management  

Siena, Italy 
Business & Economics of Italian Food & Wine

Multi-Location: Granada, Spain & Rabat, Morocco 
Europe & the Muslim World: Granada & Rabat

IES has 21 other programs under $15K once you add the Public School Discount. 


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