January Abroad

Escape the winter and make the most of your break by studying abroad during January! Head to one of our many wonderful, warm locations to learn a language or take a class or two towards your major, minor or electives. And enjoy exploring beautiful landscapes and vibrant cultures.
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January in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Don’t let the winter blues get you down - spend your January break with us! Study Spanish in Costa Rica and learn why this country ranks as the happiest country on earth.

January in New Zealand

New Zealand

Escape the winter blues with summer in the Southern Hemisphere! World- class academics, a youthful city, and the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand await!

January in Florence


Spend your break in beautiful Florence, Italy, gazing at the impressive architecture, soaking up the vibrant culture, admiring the impressive history, and taking in the delectable cuisine!

January in Barcelona


Immerse yourself in the language, culture, and traditions of vibrant Barcelona during your January Term or Winter Break. Take a Spanish language course or culture course taught in English while enjoying an active social and cultural schedule to help you make the most of your short stay.

January in Peru


Spend January in the Imperial City of the Incas. Take 1-2 courses while exploring the Andean geography, ancient architecture and modern day culture of Cusco, Peru.

January in London


Spend Winter Break traveling the best of London in just 17 days! Explore Big Ben, The London Eye, and the Tower Bridge while also earning three academic credits. You can expect all and any passions and interests to be entertained with a range of unique landmarks, museums and monuments in this historic city.

January in Aix-en-Provence


January in Aix-en-Provence is an opportunity to explore and engage with the vibrant culture of southern France. Choose form five J-Term course taught in English and practice your French while live in the beauty of southern France.

January Wine Studies: France and Spain


Warm up your winter break traveling through the picturesque hillsides of France and Spain as you study the wine business. Considered the heart of the wine industry, CISabroad will show you why it continues to drive the market globally and be a significant producer to this day.

January Embassy Studies: France, Morocco, Belgium


Spend January exploring American diplomacy with the beautiful backdrop of six cities, three countries, and two continents. Discover the vibrant diversity between France, Belgium, and Morocco while participating embassy briefings and academic lectures by scholars and resident experts.

When you study abroad during January, Winter Break or J-Term with CISabroad you pack a lot in during a short amount of time, with excursions, field trips, social and cultural activities and more.  You can expect to make friends with fellow study abroad students from around the country, as well as the locals.

Studying abroad in January provides an excellent opportunity for a first-time study abroad student or one who has work, athletic, financial, or course restrictions that would prevent a longer period of time abroad.  Even though these winter study abroad programs are limited in duration, they provide experiences that you otherwise may not get, and serve as excellent opportunities to expand cultural awareness while growing both personally and academically. 

While learning about the people, culture, language and attractions of a foreign country, January study abroad programs also allow you to gain anywhere from 3-8 credits.  Many times these credits fulfill a major/minor requirement, or count towards general education requirements or electives.

CISabroad offers a wide variety of programs and locations, providing something for everyone and a perfect fit for you! Whether you want to study Spanish in Costa Ricabusiness in New Zealand, culture in Barcelona, or art in Florence, you can't go wrong! Or, if you're having a tough time choosing, consider our multi-country January study abroad program, that provides an "East-Meets-West" comparative experience through France, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, and Gibraltar.

Another consideration for January/J-Term/Winter Break study abroad: you can get a head start on a spring semester program! Consider adding one of CISabroad's spring semester study abroad programs or an intern abroad program for the ultimate experience.

Not sure where to start? Contact an advisor and we'll gladly help you start narrowing down your options!

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