Carl Sandburg College offers a number of special programs to satisfy the wide range of academic interests of our students. Students can begin to take college courses as early as their junior year in high school through the Dual Credit Program. This program allows students who are academically prepared for college coursework to get a "jump start" on college, thus saving them time and money in the long run. Also, programs such as Carl Sandburg College Honors allow exceptional students the opportunity to excel in college. These courses are intellectually challenging and involve considerable interaction among students and instructors. The Study Abroad program also allows students the opportunity to study outside of the United States, which can prove to be a very positive experience.