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.
The 2024 COA Study Abroad Trip to Costa Rica has been cancelled. We will update with more information in regards to future trip opportunities.
College of The Albemarle (COA) is proud to be a member institution of the North Carolina Scholar of Global Distinction Program (NCSGDP). A broad knowledge of other countries and cultures is important for citizens in today’s global community. In addition, employers increasingly seek globally competent/aware employees. COA values cultural diversity and supports “an emphasis on teaching about global issues and world regions to prepare students to work in a global economy and live in an interconnected world.”
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