At Columbia State, the world can be your classroom. Since 2006, our students have had the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs provided by the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS). Participants learn from Columbia State teachers and get college credit—all the while soaking in the culture and camaraderie of a foreign land. This past summer alone, TnCIS presented students with 18 program destinations from which to choose, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, Greece, India and China.
In addition to the opportunities abroad, Columbia State makes sure students are exposed to other cultures throughout their time on campus. Besides the Study Abroad Fair and Festival Internationale—held yearly—the International Education Committee sponsors numerous speakers and performances in a continuous effort to facilitate understanding of the international community.