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

Academic year 2017-2018 study abroad programs are nearly finalized, and full program details and applications will be posted here as soon as they are available. 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 are the following:

  • Service Learning for the Health Professions in Costa Rica (January 2018)
  • Comparative Drug Policy in Vancouver (Spring break 2018)
  • Mortuary Science in Cuba (Spring break 2018)
  • East Meets West in Spain and Morocco (Late May 2018)
  • Automotive Innovation in Berlin (Late May 2018)
  • Aviation History in Berlin (Late May 2018)
Service Learning for the Health Professions in Costa Rica
Travel Dates: January 7-13, 2018
Faculty Leaders: Prof. Barbara Hill and Prof. Maria Membrebe
Application Deadline: September 28, 2017 -- or when the program fills, if earlier
Costa Rica Program Application


Comparative Drug Policy in Vancouver
Travel Dates: Spring break 2018 (exact dates available soon)
Associated Courses: Certain spring 2018 sections of Human Services (HUSC) courses and others TBA
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Ted McCadden and Prof. Thomas Dolan
Vancouver application packet coming soon...


Mortuary Science in Cuba
Travel Dates: Spring break 2018 (exact dates available soon)
Associated Courses: Certain spring 2018 sections of Mortuary Science (MORS) courses and others TBA
Faculty Leader: Prof. Brian Burke
Cuba application packet coming soon...


Aviation History & Automotive Innovation in Berlin

Choose the aviation OR the automotive option for this program!
Travel Dates: Late May 2018 (exact dates available soon)
Associated Courses: Aviation History (for aviation students) or TBA automotive courses (for automotive students)
Faculty Leaders: TBA
Berlin application packet coming soon...


East Meets West in Spain & Morocco

Travel Dates: May 21-31, 2018
Associated Courses: Certain spring 2017 semester sections of PSYC 103, 105, and 219; SOCL 101; ANTH 101; Spanish language courses; and certain INTD courses (TBA).
(Note: Only certain sections of the courses qualify for the program abroad.)
Application Deadline: By February 7 for best consideration
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Azar Etesamypour-King and Dr. Danielle James
Spain & Morocco application packet coming soon...

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.