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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, degree completion, 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-POSTPONED UNTIL Summer 2022


PARIS, France - French Language classes of all levels with Professor Lia Raileanu  Website with program info here.

PARIS, France - Art and Photography with Chris Kerins and Jonathan Fletcher  Website with program info here. Informational Meetings start 12/3/2020.

Cambridge, UK - English or/and Psychology- More Info Coming Soon!


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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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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