Study Abroad

To be eligible for all study abroad opportunities, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and written permission from the Department Chair. Study for an academic semester or year abroad requires that a student be a junior or in the first semester of the senior year. Graduate students should meet with their Chair to determine the best semester to participate in a study abroad opportunity. Participation in one of the summer faculty-led programs is open to all students, regardless of year. 

Study abroad during the final semester at CCS is not permitted. For more information, please see the Study Abroad page on the College’s learning management system.

Students must meet with the Director of International Student Services and their Department Chair no later than April 1 for fall or October 1 for winter.

Students must:

  • Complete the Study Abroad Approval Form and Packet and submit to the International Student Services Office (ISSO)
  • Comply with the CCS International Travel Policy requirements
  • Attend a pre-departure Informational Meeting with the ISSO

All forms are available from the office of International Student Services. The ISSO is located on the 2nd Floor of the Yamasaki.

Students with Disabilities

All students are encouraged to disclose disabilities that they feel may affect their academic success. The College wants students to succeed, and its ability to offer students the best education is more possible if they receive the appropriate assistance for their circumstance. The Americans with Disabilities Act, in conjunction with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, are Federal laws that protect people with disabilities, both life-long as well as short-term disabilities.

Students identified as having any type of disability are entitled and encouraged to request accommodations.

Requesting Accommodations

Students wishing to disclose a disability and/or request accommodation should contact the Dean of Students at 313.664.7675 or email to discuss. Students requesting accommodations must provide documentation substantiating their disability. CCS will then:

  • Review the request for accommodations with the student
  • Take appropriate measures to provide approved accommodations

Information disclosed to CCS regarding disabilities will not be shared with anyone except CCS staff who will assist in meeting student accommodation needs. Students will be notified prior to the sharing of any information regarding their disability.

Faculty will be sent accommodations notices approximately one week prior to a semester starting.  The email will contain the student’s name that is enrolled in their class and a list of accommodations for that semester.  Accommodation notices do not include diagnosis or symptomatic information unless the student has explicitly requested that it is included.  Questions about the nature of the accommodations or how to implement them should be directed to the Dean of Students.

Students are encouraged to self-disclose their disability if they feel it will affect their academic performance. This should be done before the start of each term. Students may choose to disclose at any time during the semester but should remember – retroactive accommodations cannot be made after an assignment is due or an exam has been taken. Disabilities accommodations are not meant to guarantee academic success at the College but are meant to provide equal access to educational opportunities to all individuals regardless of disabilities.

Mentor Program

All full-time faculty are required to serve as formal mentors to students. Full-time Faculty will work with an adjunct or staff member, as well as alumni to create a team or “pod” for a designated number of students within their departments beginning Freshman year. Mentors will remain with their group of mentees for the duration of the mentees’ time at CCS. Groups are assigned by Chairs and PMs in communication with Academic Affairs and Institutional Advancement. Each mentor in the pod will have different mentorship responsibilities within the group. This is outlined in more detail in the Mentorship Program Guide. Full-time faculty-specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for sending out meeting email reminders and populating the calendar for the pod meetings each semester
  • Goal setting focus: Program/Academic/Career
  • Creating supportive departmental culture & connections within the pod
  • Cultivating curiosity/developing strengths
  • Supporting mentee’s goals in and out of the classroom

Mentorship meetings are mapped out in the mentorship guide to provide consistency across the campus. Mentoring sessions include one-on-one and small and large groups. Mentoring activities will vary from one department to another so there is flexibility within the suggested structure. Specific information concerning departmental activities will be determined by pods in discussion with the Department Chair or Program Manager.

The time commitment for mentors varies from year to year but is designed to include approximately 16 student contact hours per academic year.