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​​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 Summer 2020 Coming Soon!

Cambridge, England - Creative writing/English 

Paris, France - French All Levels: Next Preview Meeting Oct 15, 2019 At 4:45pm in Lit & Lang 221

Madrid, Spain - Spanish All Levels

and more...

OCC Study Abroad Programs 2019







Guerrero Negro, Baja








Gray Whale Ecology   

Karen Baker


Baja Brochure.pdf

Info Session 

9/26/19 5pm in Lewis 102!              

Video of past program



Italian Language (All Levels)

Franca Hamber

2019 Florence Brochure.pdf

Italy Florence 2019 Info Flyer.pdf

               Florence Info Sessions 2019.pdf


French Language (All Levels)

Lia Raileanu


Paris Brochure 2019.pdf



Art Drawing 120/124 & Photography 100

Chris Kerins

Barcelona Program Website 

Barcelona Brochure 2019.pdf

Expected dates: 7/1/19-7/31/19

Spanish Language (All Levels)

Jocelyn Falcioni


Madrid Brochure 2019.pdf

Madrid Info sessions.pdf


Psychology 110, 190, 190H

Jarren Gonzales

2019 Cambridge Brochure.pdf



GWC is running a program to London


Dave Moore

OCC London Info Sessions.pdf


Ferris Wheel with multi colored baskets, overlooking large coastal city with ocean and blue sky in background Mexico:  Karen Baker

Italy:  Franca Hamber

France:  Lia Raileanu

Madrid:  Jocelyn Falcioni

Barcelona:  Chris Kerins:

England: Jarren Gonzales


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.

photo of two male students holding female above their heads horizontally in front of stone henge with tourists in backgroundHelpful Links


color Instagram logo Follow OCC's Study Abroad Instagram: @occ_study_abroad_ambassadors 

 image of envelopeEmail the study abroad advisor to get on the study abroad interest list, or ask questions

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

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Group of smiling students eating lunch at a paris restaurant at long table with white linens and fresh fruit with professor