CASA* is a non-profit consortium of eleven leading research universities formed 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, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Pennsylvania, University of Melbourne 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.