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. Study abroad alumni report feeling more 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, GPA and graduation rates.
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. Contact the Study Abroad Advisor in the OCC Global Engagement Center for more information.
OCC Faculty Led 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 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
CDC's Guide to travelling with a chronic illness
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