Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA)
The Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) is dedicated to fulfilling Emory College's commitment to internationalization through study abroad. In collaboration with Emory faculty, CIPA develops, promotes, and administers programming for undergraduate students that encourages both intellectual and personal growth through challenging scholarship and cultural immersion. Its services support students and faculty before, during, and after the study abroad experience in order to ensure that study abroad is an essential part of an Emory College education. Approximately 50% of College students have some sort of international educational experience by the time they graduate. CIPA offers over 130 approved study abroad programs in over 40 countries around the world; students can spend a summer, a semester, or a full academic year abroad in another country. Students earn Emory credits and grades while abroad, retain semester financial aid packages (some summer aid is available as well), and fulfill academic requirements towards majors, minors, and GERs. CIPA also coordinates various international service learning and research options. Please visit www.cipa.emory.edu for more information.
In recent years the study of Tibetan civilization has gained strength at Emory. During a visit to Emory in 1998, His Holiness the Dalai Lama signed an agreement with then-Emory President William M. Chace to work toward furthering educational links between the University and institutions of higher learning operated by the Tibetan government in exile in India. The program includes study abroad in Dharamsala, a student exchange, ongoing courses and research in Tibetan culture and philosophy, and an exchange between students and faculty.