Study Abroad Program
College of The Albemarle (COA) students may gain global experience by participating in any of the college’s study abroad trips. Dual enrolled students are eligible if they will be 16 years old by the time of the trip. Partial student scholarships may be available for some trips. While students have the first right to participate, any available spots are open to faculty, staff and community members.
For comprehensive program information including requirements, expectations and forms, review the COA Study Abroad Program Participant Handbook.
Upcoming COA Study Abroad 2024 Trip
College of The Albemarle (COA) is pleased to announce study abroad travel plans for Costa Rica in 2024. The trip is scheduled during spring break, March 30 through April 7, 2024. The itinerary includes visits to San José, Coastal Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio National Park, and Arenal Volcano National Park. Planned activities include community volunteer opportunities, canopy zipline tours, a Bio Coffee Adventure, kayaking, a hot springs visit and whitewater rafting. For more information, please see the frequently asked questions and the Costa Rica itinerary.
College of The Albemarle will hold an informational meeting regarding the trip to Costa Rica on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at COA – Elizabeth City in room A236, at COA – Dare in room DARA 204 and via Zoom. The meeting is open to COA students, employees, and the general public
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 939 0719 4944
Cost Rica 2024 Trip Information
Check out this slide show for more information on the 2024 trip.
Previous COA Study Abroad trips have included cultural exploration, recreational activities, and/or service learning volunteer opportunities in these locations:
- Winter 2017 – 2018: Nicaragua
- Summer 2018: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France
- Spring Break 2019: Costa Rica
- Spring Break 2020: Puerto Rico (cancelled due to the pandemic)
- Spring Break 2021: Thailand (cancelled due to the pandemic)
- Spring Break 2022: France, Monaco and Spain
- Spring Break 2023: Belize
COA’s Study Abroad program uses a short-term, non-credit model and, therefore, is not eligible for federal student financial aid. Local support funds may exist for student participants.
For more information, visit COA’s Study Abroad Facebook™ page, or contact a program coordinator:
Assistant Professor, Spanish/French
COA – Elizabeth City: A 240
252-335-0821 ext. 2205
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, Culinary Arts, Edenton-Chowan Campus
COA – Edenton-Chowan: 202
252-482-7900 ext. 6017