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Study Abroad with CCBC!

Study abroad — and study away in the USA — programs are available for a wide range of destinations and academic interests.

CCBC typically offers short-term faculty-led study abroad and study away in the USA programs in January, spring break, and late May, and offers day-long regional and local programs throughout the year. US-based programs range in length from a single day to several nights, while most overseas programs are six to ten days long. Students may connect study abroad to their course work or may participate without an associated course. Financial aid may be available for eligible CCBC students.

Anyone may apply: CCBC students, faculty, and staff; students, faculty, and staff from other Maryland colleges and universities; and members of the community. Most CCBC programs are not restricted by major.

With new programs offered around the US and the world every year, where will you go?!

Information Sessions
Learn more about study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities! Even though many students now study online and some travel challenges remain, our office is still hard at work advising students, internationalizing courses and programs across the college, and developing new global programs and opportunities for the CCBC community.

Contact us at StudyAbroad@ccbcmd.edu with any questions, or schedule an appointment for study abroad advising (online, by phone, or in person) directly with Melissa Chambers at mchambers2@ccbcmd.edu or Dr. Azar Etesamypour-King at aking@ccbcmd.edu.

Study Abroad Programs

Information and applications for CCBC's Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 study abroad and field study programs will be posted below as they become available.

Upcoming programs:

  • United Kingdom: Virtual Study Abroad in Wales (Summer 2022)
    • Virtual study abroad: This FREE program is a collaboration with CCBC's partner institution Swansea University in the UK. All CCBC students, faculty and staff may participate in some or all of the program. Some events are live (starting on June 13) and others are pre-recorded. Contact Rebekah de Wit (rdewit@ccbcmd.edu) in Global Education to obtain the full schedule and event links.
    • New York City & the United Nations (Tentative for Fall 2022)
    • Amish Culture & Society in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Tentative day-long program in Fall 2022)
    • Trinidad: Business & Health in Action (Tentative for Summer 2023)
      • This program is a collaboration with Morgan State University and several Maryland community colleges. It may be offered in summer 2023 in connection with certain courses in business and health.

    Postponed programs:

    • San Francisco: Business Culture & Global Sustainability Models
    • Paris & Normandy, France: The Power of Perceptions in Understanding the Past
    • London, UK: Forensics, Justice & the Law
    • London, UK: Forensics, Justice & the Law - with a parallel track for Emergency Medical Services Comparative Care Models
    • Greece: Mediterranean Lifestyle & Longevity
    • Berlin, Germany: Automotive Innovation
    • Berlin, Germany: Aviation History

    Where have we been?

    Recent field study programs (now closed to applicants):
    • Come From Away on Broadway in New York City (May 2022)
    • Flower Mart & Sustainable Horticulture at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC (May 2022)
    • Climate Change in Shenandoah, Virginia (May 2022)
    Study abroad & away programs from recent years (now closed to applicants):
    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee: Environmental & Cultural Impacts of Southern Appalachia Settlements (May 2022)
    • Ghana: Health Care & Society (January 2020)
    • Japan: Japanese Culture in Tokyo (Late May 2019)
    • Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice (Late May 2019)
    • Berlin, Germany: Automotive Innovation (Spring break 2019)
    • Berlin, Germany: Aviation History (Spring break 2019)
    • Spain & Morocco: East Meets West (Late May 2018)
    • Vancouver, Canada: Comparative Drug Policy (Spring break 2018)
    • Cuba: Culture, Society & Mortuary Traditions (Spring break 2018)
    • Japan: Japanese Language & Culture in Tokyo (Late May 2017)
    • Poland: Human Anatomy (Late May 2017)
    • Cuba: Sociology & Women's Studies (Spring break 2017)
    • Costa Rica: Service Learning for the Health Professions (January 2017)

    Questions about our programs?

    Call: 443.840.4907 or 5303
    Email: StudyAbroad@ccbcmd.edu

Study Abroad Scholarships

Many governmental and other external organizations, as well as some programs themselves, offer competitive scholarships for study abroad. If you plan to apply, first bring your ideas and drafts to the study abroad office for advice and feedback! Contact StudyAbroad@ccbcmd.edu for an appointment.

Study abroad scholarship resources:

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

Critical Language Scholarship
Eligibility: US citizen; be ready to study Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindi, Korean, Turkish, and more
Program Type: Summer (June-August at most sites)
Award: Fully funded intensive language and culture program (including flight).

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)

External Study Abroad Programs

Transfer institution: You may considering exploring the study abroad websites of any colleges or universities that interest you for transfer (Towson, UMCP, etc.). Studying 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.

Direct enroll: Some students, particularly—but not only—those seeking language programs, may benefit from enrolling directly with a university overseas (rather than through a US-based company or institution). This option can in many cases be relatively inexpensive and such a rich cultural experience that it is worth pursuing despite some potential limitations with credit transfer. Contact StudyAbroad@ccbcmd.edu to learn more about direct enrollment with an overseas university.

Other external study abroad providers:

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

These options are popular among community colleges students.

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

External Work or Volunteer Abroad Programs

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