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Study Abroad

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Study abroad to Europe and beyond! As an OCC study abroad student you'll receive college credit, become immersed in a new culture or language, learn in new ways, and be able to distinguish yourself from the pack as a job applicant.  Students who study abroad report an increase in passion and deeper understanding of what they studied but also report developing "soft skills" for life.   Alumni report feeling more confident, mature & independent upon their return.  Study abroad is one of the most transformative experiences you can have in college and has real benefits on your future, including documented increases in GPA and graduation rates among participants.

    These faculty led programs are open enrollment, so even if you are new to OCC, already graduated, or are attending a different school you can still join us! 

    Additional programs to other destinations and longer programs are available through provider companies, or additional individual universities.  Download program details below and contact the Study Abroad Advisor in the OCC Global Engagement Center if you have questions.

OCC Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs 2021

PARIS, France - French Language classes of all levels with Professor Lia Raileanu July 1-31, 2021

PARIS, France - Art and Photography with Chris Kerins and Jonathan Fletcher June 15- July 15, 2021

Cambridge, UK - English or/and Psychology


Additional programs available through provider companies, or additional individual universities (see funding page) - Contact the Study Abroad Advisor in the Global Engagement Center or join the study abroad interest listfor more information.

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OCC Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs 2020

Refunds will be issued by the provider companies, to study abroad participants who submitted deposits/payments for the 2020 programs that were postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19.  We hope you will join us in 2021!





Guerrero Negro, Baja



2/14-2/17/20 or 3/23-3/28/20 Gray Whale & Desert Ecology   

Program Website

Video of past program

Weekend Whale Itinerary.pdf

Week Long Whale Itinerary.pdf

February trip Professor: Kelli Elliot

March trip Professor: Robert Ellis

7/01/20-7/31/20- POSTPONED to 7/2021 due to COVID-19

French Language (All Levels Including Honors)

Program Details  Program Brochure


Professor: Lia Raileanu

7/1/20-8/1/20- CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Spanish Language (All Levels including Honors)

Program Website

Madrid flyer 2020.pdf

Professor: Jeff Brown

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Two male students holding female above their heads horizontally in front of stone henge with tourists in backgroundMore 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

CDC's Guide to travelling with a chronic illness

Sexual Orientation Laws in the World map from The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Transgender and non-binary students abroad by Brandeis University

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

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