CASA is a non-profit consortium of ten leading research universities formed in July 2014 for the purpose of organizing and delivering rigorous education abroad programs in collaboration with leading world universities. CASA member institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, The University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College Dublin, and Vanderbilt University. Each CASA Divisional Center is governed by a Divisional Executive Committee comprised of experienced international program administrators and leading academics from CASA member institutions.
Each Divisional Center has a fully operative physical presence in the host country, led by a permanent on-site administrative director and support staff. The centers provide a rich academic environment for CASA students and faculty from across disciplines to engage with select international partner universities. CASA's focus is to provide profound learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, engaging students locally through carefully programmed curricular and co-curricular activities that are delivered, wherever possible, in the target language.
Current CASA programs include: