International Experiences

Travel the World. It’s On Us!

Pictured above: Cottey students traveled to Barcelona, Spain, in spring 2019. Dr. Gary Lunkenheimer, left, and Dr. Tammy Ogren, far right, both business faculty, accompanied the students, as did several other faculty and staff. 

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) and transfer students (after completion of 24 credits at Cottey) 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, insurance, 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!

Semester Study Abroad


Two students

Anita Kamwendo ’19 and Mason Keefe ’19 studied in Osaka, Japan, for a semester. They visited sites around the area, including Japan’s first capital, Nara. The city has many temples and artwork dating to the 8th century. The Shinto shrine Kasuga Taisha, which dates to 768 A.D., has more than 3,000 lanterns

Some of our baccalaureate students spend a semester or more overseas. They take courses for credit, and develop a truly international perspective. Our students have studied in  Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Africa, Ghana, Spain, France, the UK, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile)  and one spent an entire semester studying at sea, comparing cultures at port cities around the world. You can view more information on our semester study abroad page.

2022 Destination

Cottey students will travel to Paris, France!

2023 Destination

Cottey students will travel to Vienna, Austria

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