Study Abroad Program Options

Study abroad programs are available to suit a wide range of budgets, time frames and fields of study.

Hundreds of programs are available to suit a wide range of goals, budgets, and calendars. Once you have considered the questions in the How to Study Abroad section, you are ready to explore your options for study, work, volunteer or travel programs abroad.

CCBC's Study Abroad Programs for 2017-2018

Planning for academic year 2017-2018 study abroad programs is underway, and full program details and applications will be posted here as soon as they are finalized this summer. To be added to the email list to receive updates as soon as they are available, send a request to StudyAbroad@ccbcmd.edu.

2017-2018 programs in development are the following:
  • Service Learning for the Health Professions in Costa Rica (January 2018)
  • Comparative Drug Policy in Vancouver (Spring break 2018)
  • Automotive Innovation in Berlin (Late May 2018)
  • Aviation History in Berlin (Late May 2018)
  • Human Development: East Meets West in Spain and Morocco (Late May 2018)

Previous Study Abroad Programs

Service Learning for the Health Professions in Costa Rica
Travel Dates: January 8-14, 2017
Faculty Leaders: Prof. Barbara Hill and Prof. Maria Membrebe
This program is completed.

CUBA: Sociology or Spanish
Associated Courses: Certain spring 2017 semester sections of:
  • SOCL 101: Introduction to Sociology,
  • SOCL 141: Racial & Cultural Minorities,
  • WMST 101: Introduction to Women's Studies, and
  • WLSP: Any CCBC Spanish language course.
(Note: Only certain sections of SOCL and WMST qualify for the program abroad.)
Travel Dates: Spring Break - April 8-15, 2017
Application Deadline: By January 10 for best consideration
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Myron Strong and Dr. Ann MacLellan
This program is completed.

JAPAN: Japanese Culture
Associated Courses: Any CCBC Japanese language course
Travel Dates: May 22-30, 2017
Faculty Leader: Prof. Kieko Murphy
Application Deadline: By February 2 for best consideration
Japan Program Application
This program is full and closed to applicants. Participants are preparing for travel.

POLAND: Human Anatomy

Associated Courses: Certain spring 2017 semester sections of:
  • Biology courses (109, 130, 221, 220, or 252) and 
  • Mortuary science courses (106, 111, 113, or 115).
(Note: Only certain sections of the courses qualify for the program abroad.)
Travel Dates: May 29-June 7, 2017
Application Deadline: By February 7 for best consideration
Faculty Leader: Dr. Ewa Gorski
Poland Program Application
This program is full and closed to applicants. Participants are preparing for travel.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Many federal and external organizations, as well as some programs themselves, offer competitive scholarships for study abroad. Explore these links for study abroad scholarship resources and many others:

Name: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Eligibility: US Citizen; Pell Grant recipient
Program Types: 2 weeks or more
Award: Up to $5,000 (plus $3,000 extra for certain languages)

Name: Critical Language Scholarship
Eligibility: US citizen; In at least the third semester of college study; to study Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindi, Korean, Turkish, and more
Program Types: Summer (most June-August)
Award: Fully funded intensive language and culture program (including flight).

Name: Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Eligibility: US citizen
Program Types: Semester or year in Japan
Award: Up to $2,500 (semester) or $4,000 (year)

Also explore additional awards.

External Study Abroad Programs

Students who wish to study abroad for longer or in other parts of the world may choose from hundreds of external (non-CCBC) study abroad programs. Explore options at iiepassport.org, goabroad.com, and studyabroad.com.

You may also want to review the study abroad websites of any colleges or universities that interest you for transfer (Towson, UMD, etc.). Study abroad through your future institution may ease credit transfer and may be especially worthwhile if you plan to study abroad for a semester or longer.


Other external study abroad providers popular among community colleges students are these:

Sponsor: USAC
Locations: Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Rep., England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Thailand
Topics: Many
Length: Summer or semester

Sponsor: CCIS
Locations: Many in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Central America, South America, Oceania
Topics: Many
Length: Summer or semester

Note: CCBC does not endorse and is not associated with any external study abroad programs or related websites. The external (non-CCBC) links on this page are provided for informational purposes only.

External Work or Volunteer Programs

These programs are usually non-credit and less expensive than study programs.


Note: CCBC does not endorse and is not associated with any of these external programs or related websites. These links are provided for informational purposes only.