Study Abroad

pikt2Cogito Study Abroad Programs allow foreign students to study at a top-ranked American university for a trimester, semester or one year.


Cogito study abroad is a popular choice for students worldwide who want to experience campus life at an American university during a gap year or study away period. Courses taken at our partner schools can be transferred to the student’s home university for credit. Course instruction and faculty are the same as for degree seeking students.

Why International Students Choose Cogito USA Study Abroad

  • Experience campus life at a top-ranked American university
  • Attend classes in attractive locations like California, New York and more
  • Study subjects not taught or not available in home country
  • Complete credits that can be transferred to home universities or applied toward a degree at an American university






Visiting students do not need SAT/ACT exam that is required for degree seeking students. However, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Recent high school graduate or currently attending foreign university
  • Good academic standing at university in home country (GPA 2.0)
  • TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5

*Specific requirements vary by school.

Application Process

  • Student selects school from list of Cogito partners
  • Student pays $250-$500 application fee to start the full application process
  • Upon successful acceptance, student pays 50% program fees to secure enrollment and receive I-20
  • Upon successful visa, student pays remaining program fees and books flight to the USA


Cost varies based on school, length of study period, and housing option. Prices start from $23,650 for one academic year tuition, housing, meals, health insurance and airport pickup. For a complete list of program fees, please contact us.

Schools & Locations

Arizona: Northern Arizona University
Florida: University of South Florida
Northern California:

  • California State University, Monterey (CSU Monterey)
  • Humboldt State University

Los Angeles

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside)
  • California State University, Northridge (CSU Northridge)

Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass)
New York

  • New York University (NYU)
  • State University of New York, Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • State University of New York, Brockport (SUNY Brockport)
  • Drew University

Washington, DC: George Mason University
Other States:

  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Marshall University, West Virginia
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Christina J.


"After working as an au pair in Boston, I wanted to experience one semester in California before continuing my studies back home in Germany. The school I chose is a huge public university right in the center of LA. My school is awesome! Even in December I was still swimming in the outdoor pool which is right outside my dorm building. Everyone is so friendly and the weather is beautiful! Another plus was that some of my classes transferred to my current psychology degree at my German university"