Reviews – Comments -Testimonials


    “A” Rating

    Sample of our many 5 star reviews !

    Note: Programs are open to all students and adults worldwide !

    “I am a study abroad adviser at a University in California, and I have referred students to CSA for several years. They offer many good, academic programs that are non-profit and low cost. Our students earn transfer credit back home upon completing the courses. Student support services are offered at program location, and they they take very good care of all students. Also, programs are open to all students worldwide, so there is a wide range of fellow students from around the world, making it a truly international program. As an adviser, I see many other program providers, but CSA is still the best “value” that I have found for my students.”

    Study Abroad Adviser – California

    “Why CSA ? Simple, they have high quality programs at low prices. I can also arrange my own housing and travel. Earned 4 credits for 4 week summer program in Portugal. Very much enjoyed it. Highly recommended.”

    College Student – El Paso, Texas

    “Being a high school teacher of French language, I wanted to take a group of my high school juniors and seniors to France this summer for 3 weeks. Was very attracted to CSA’s low prices and “immersion French” programs in France. Took a group of 10 students to Paris thru CSA. The program was intensive French Language, 4 lessons per day / 20 per week. Cultural activities were well organized as well as the local field trips. Host family housing was provided. We all enjoyed the program very much. Hope to do it again !”

    High School Teacher – Eugene, Oregon

    “As a parent, I shopped all around for a France program to send my daughter in college during last summer, that was high quality and low cost. Found CSA, and I have to say they are truly a “smart way to study abroad”. Top quality university based programs in France, for an affordable cost that is much lower than most other providers was a win-win. In fact, my daughter attended the very same university in Dijon, for a fraction of the cost that is charged by the other providers she was in class with. My daughter earned 6 credits, and overall paid much less than some of her friends who registered with a more expensive provider. Keep it up!”

    Parent – Portland, OR

    “After an exhaustive search, I decided to give CSA a try and study in the Czech Republic for the summer of 2016. Was attracted by CSA’s low prices and the program was open to all college students. Had a blast ! Earned 4 credits also. Staff there took very good care of all students. Do yourself a favor, and do not register with an expensive packaged program- simply not worth the high fees. Check out what CSA can offer you instead. Highly recommended!”

    University Student – Las Vegas, NV

    “As an undergraduate in my Junior year, I decided to study abroad for a full academic year (Junior Year Abroad) in France thru CSA. I was attracted by CSA’s low prices and good customer service – they always emailed me back and returned my calls with answers to my questions. I attended the University of Aix Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, and earned over 30 academic credits for 2 semesters. Housing on campus was affordable with CSA, and I also experienced living with a French Host Family for the 2nd semester. I paid my housing costs directly to the University, which CSA encouraged me to do, so I can control better my costs. Overall, was a very positive experience with CSA. While there in Provence, I met other students from the USA who paid much more than I did, and some of them were in the same classes as I was.

    College Student – New York, NY

    “I’m a teacher at a small college in Nebraska, and I often have students who are interested in studying abroad. I advise them to check out CSA, for they offer the best pricing on high quality, academic type programs in many countries. I have researched about CSA and when compared to their competitors, CSA is simply a better deal for the student. Yes, some students don’t have a good experience abroad, but it’s tough to control every situation. I have found CSA to respond quickly to my inquiries, and they have a A rating with the BBB which is the best rating agency in the USA for businesses, so its more trustworthy, credible than other rating websites. I will continue to recommend CSA to my students.”

    College Teacher – Omaha, Nebraska

    “CSA saved me a lot of money. I studied for a Summer in Barcelona, Spain, and I was very glad to have found CSA. They were so much less expensive than many of the other “packaged programs” I was considering. In fact, stay away from the expensive packaged providers, and register direct with CSA ! No “fluff” or BS with CSA… get quickly confirmed, and your admission docs are sent fast. My transcript was issued by the University of Barcelona. I earned 6 summer credits. Thank you CSA!”

    College Student – Austin, TX USA

    Excellent experience with Center for Study Abroad. My son attended the Nebrija University, Madrid program. Had a wonderful time, and he earned college credit. Paid much less than others, for basically the same program. Their low prices are for real. Much better deal than others, and it makes you wonder why are the other providers so expensive? I’m sure they’re lining other people’s pockets.

    Parent – Miami, FL

    “Studying in Paris was a dream come true. CSA’s low prices allowed me to attend the University of Paris for a Semester and earn 15 academic credits. As soon as I arrived, I started meeting many students from around the world. We often teamed up to go sightseeing together throughout Paris and some weekend trips nearby. I made the right choice by selecting CSA….and saved myself a lot of money, as well as had more control over my housing and travel.”

    College Student – Gainesville, FL USA

    “My parents traveled with me to Italy, and stayed until I was settled into my housing and started the program. Was nice to have my family with me for a few days in Rome. Program itself as excellent and a lot of fun. CSA’s prices fit my budget and they even gave me an additional discount off the balance. My confirmation documents and housing info was sent quickly. Once the program was over, I traveled to other parts of Italy before returning home. Earned 4 credits for my studies. Would do it all over again if I could…..someday I will.”

    University Student – Sophmore – Seattle, WA USA

    “Go with CSA. They will save you money, and offer much flexibility. CSA is a good value, and I liked the fact they have been around for over 25 years. I studied in Morocco and CSA provided me with my admission docs quickly for the program in Fez. Had a wonderful experience. I highly recommend going with CSA.”

    College Student – Washington DC

    “I am from Denmark, and I used CSA to study in Grenoble, France. Was a great experience. CSA provided my admission documents quickly, and arranged my housing in a campus residence. I am grateful to CSA for their low prices and services.”

    College Student – Copenhagen, Denmark

    “I attended the summer program in Pecs, Hungary. Had a very good experience. Courses were excellent, and activities lot’s of fun. Made several “international friends” there. I even wanted to stay a bit longer, it was such a good program. Earned 4 college credits, and my transcript was from the University there in Pecs. Would like to do it again, maybe next summer. Thumbs up for CSA, for offering this program at really good prices !”

    College Student – San Antonio, Texas

    “I attended the University of Alicante program with CSA, and had a wonderful experience. I took 4 hours of Spanish for a Semester, lived in the campus dorm, and earned over 15 credit hours. CSA’s price was very attractive, and they offered me a lot of flexibility in regards to housing and excursions. I met other students right away, and overall had a great study-abroad experience for a lot less money than some of my friends. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend CSA but also Alicante which is a beautiful city.”

    College Student – Seattle, WA USA

    “When I first saw CSA’s low prices, I could not believe it. CSA was so much less expensive than several other program providers, for essentially the same program. I liked that CSA had been around for over 10 years and I loved the flexibility they offered, for I wanted to arrange my own housing and airfare. CSA staff were very professional, and the staff there in Shanghai were very helpful and assisted me with all my needs. I even earned 6 college credits for the summer. Thank you CSA! ”

    College Student – Santa Clara, CA USA

    “Several programs told me that I needed a high GPA to participate in their Paris study abroad program. CSA did not require a GPA. In fact, the CSA program was open to all adults. In addition, CSA prices were very affordable. I attended the Fall Semester at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and had a very memorable time. I earned 15 semester credit towards my degree back home, and my French language skills greatly improved. I also found out that GPA requirements by several other programs were mainly superficial, and and not really required to study abroad.”

    University Student – Topeka, Kansas

    “I am majoring in international business and I thought it would be a good idea to obtain some experience overseas, as well as study another language. CSA price was very reasonable, but I could not afford an entire year in Spain so I only enrolled for a Quarter term with CSA to attend the University of Salamanca. I lived with a Spanish family, had my own room, attended a famous university, made many European friends and overall had a wonderful experience. Thank You CSA!”

    College Student – Los Angeles, CA USA

    “I was looking for a short, language program in Italy where I could take a morning class and have the afternoon free to visit local sites and enjoy myself. CSA was able to provide a very good program that met my budget and schedule.”

    College Student – Adult – Tulsa, OK USA

    I found CSA prices to be very attractive, so I registered with CSA to attend the University of Paris, Sorbonne to study French for a semester. The program was excellent, and housing was easy to find within the first 2 days. It was my most memorable experience during college.”

    High School Graduate – New York, NY USA

    “I had just graduated from high school and I decided to do something different during the summer. Germany had always fascinated me, so I enrolled in the CSA summer program in Stuttgart. I lived with a German widow, had my own room, and took language courses in the morning. My afternoons were free time, and I explored all over the city. Met many people from around the world. In addition, I earned college credit. I plan to do it again.”

    High School Graduate – Denver, CO USA

    “My school did not offer the kind of program I was looking for, and many of the other school’s were very expensive. CSA provided me with the program I needed all within my budget. I attended the Beijing Language and Culture University… in Beijing, China for the fall semester. I shared a dorm room with a Japanese student and took my meals in a cafeteria on campus. I earned college credit, and transferred the credit to my school back in the USA. I enjoyed myself very much in China, taking time to travel in other areas before and after my semester. I wish I could do it again.”

    College Student – Atlanta, GA USA

    “I had heard so much about Costa Rica from other students that I really wanted to go there to study for the summer. CSA’s program with the University of Veritas was perfect. Price was good, classes were in the morning, and the campus has a lot to offer. I got involved in extra curricular activities like white water rafting and jungle adventures. My host family was really awesome and took good care of me. It was a blast, and I met some really cool students from around the world. I earned 6 semester credits, and received a transcript from the University of Veritas. Thank you CSA”

    University Student – Kansas City, KS USA

    “I always wanted to go to Florence, Italy. CSA program price and flexible dates were just what I was looking for. I had a wonderful time. Saw all the sights in Florence, enjoyed my classes, and stayed in a student type apartment. I highly recommend CSA, for they were so upfront with me about many issues and provided my confirmations very quickly.”

    College Student – Portland, OR USA

    “I chose the University of Complutense Madrid program with CSA because the price was significantly lower than several other programs I checked. Also, CSA allowed me to arrange my own housing which was very important to me. I stayed in a student residence hall during the summer and took my meals at the cafeteria. It worked out very well. I earned 6 semester credits for the summer. Highly recommend CSA, for they provided me with what I wanted and such a lower cost.”

    College Student – Durham, NC USA

    ” I live in Toronto, Canada. I registered with CSA to study in Prague for a summer term. Was very reasonable cost, and high quality academic program. Enjoyed the program very much at Charles University. I will use CSA again next summer. ”

    College Student – Toronto, Canada

    “One of my most memorable college experiences was studying abroad at the University Aix-Marseilles III in Provence, France. I signed up with CSA, for they were much lower than other programs for basically the same courses. I received my confirmations quickly, and CSA staff helped me with my many questions. Upon completing the program, I received an official transcript from the University of Aix-Marseilles and earned 15 semester credits. Overall, I had a lovely time enjoying the Provence region and hope to visit there again someday.”

    College Graduate – Boise, ID USA

    “I am from Tokyo, Japan. I studied in Shanghai thru CSA. Had great time. CSA sent my docs fast. Arigato gozaimasu ! ”

    College Student – Tokyo, Japan


    NOTE: CSA no longer keeps track of past participants. Frequent changes in addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses really prevent us from continuing this. Also, we are not allowed to give out names and addresses (contact info) without written permission from past participants. CSA keeps each applicants contact info private, we do not give out (or sell) the names, addresses or e-mails to anybody.