Participate in one of the most transformative experiences you can have in college, study abroad! Receive college credit, become immersed in a new culture or language, learn in new ways, distinguish yourself from the pack in job searches, develop critical "soft skills" for life, & become more independent. These programs are open enrollment. So even if you are new to OCC, already graduated, or are attending a different school you can still join!
OCC Study Abroad Programs
Follow OCC's Study Abroad Instagram: @occ_study_abroad_ambassadors
Email the study abroad advisor to get on the study abroad interest list, or ask questions
Additional programs available through the
Coast Community College District or Provider Companies, or additional individual universities (see funding page) - Contact the
Study Abroad Advisor in the Global Engagement Center for more information.
More Helpful Links
Study Abroad Information by the US Department Of State
Scholarship and Funding Tips
Info on how to study abroad as a person with a disability
Abroad With Disabilities website
Sexual Orientation Laws in the World map from The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
How to apply for a passport. You can go to a post office or a store like CVS, Costco, Rite-aid for photos (about $13.00) or do them yourself using a passport photo app then have them printed for about fifty cents.
Information for Parents
The benefits of Study Abroad are many. Education research has proven study abroad to be a High Impact Practice with positive effects on GPA and degree completion among others. Here are 10 more benefits of study abroad.
A parent's guide to study abroad- By the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the American Institute for Foreign Study