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Study Abroad Programs

Through the Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) Whatcom Community College offers study abroad programs to many destinations around the world. WCCCSA, in cooperation with providers like the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), offers specially tailored programs for first-time international travelers. Support includes pre-program advising, a pre-departure orientation, as well as in-country support throughout the study abroad program.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one's lifetime." Mark Twain, 1857

"Studying Abroad in Australia and New Zealand was the best experience of my life! You get to see the most beautiful cities, meet life-long friends and have the adventure of your lifetime. I highly recommend this program." Ava Larsen, 2012 WCC participant

Minimum application requirements for study abroad programs include:

  • Being at least 17 years of age (18 years of age for some programs)
  • Completion of at least 12 college-level credits
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5

Upcoming Programs

Important Updates: First ever WCC Gilman Scholarship recipient! Congratulations to Molly Ferguson!

WCC Program Application Deadlines:

Florence/Italy (Spring 2015): Jan. 15, 2015, Barcelona/Spain (Fall 2015): June 19, 2015

LATEST UPDATE: Spring 2016 Study Abroad in BERLIN / Germany!!!!

       

WINTER QUARTER 2015

Australia/New Zealand – 10 weeks – 15 credits

Application Deadline: closed, will be offered again for 2016

Program Dates: TBD

Program fee: TBD (incl. airfare, overseas airport transfers, lab fee and airport taxes and surcharges)

$450.00 deposit required with application (non-refundable)

Classes offered through Whatcom:

HUM 133 - Australian & New Zealand Life & Culture

HIST 233 - History of Australia & New Zealand

BIOL 133 - Natural Science of Australia & New Zealand

More information here:

http://www.greenriver.edu/academics/study-abroad/australia-and-new-zealand.htm

Interested? Make an appointment with Ulli Schraml, Associate Director of International Programs, as soon as possible!

uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu or call: 360-383-3244

 

 

SPRING QUARTER 2015

Florence/Italy – 10 weeks – 15 credits

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2015

Program Dates: April 2nd - June 12th, 2015

Program Fees: $6,945.00 (EXCLUDES airfare, $250.00 refundable damage deposit, and anything else NOT listed in the program as included like tuition, food, passport or visa fees, personal expenses, etc.

$450.00 deposit required with application (non-refundable)

Classes offered through Whatcom:

HUM 131 - Italian Language, Life & Culture

CMST& 220 - Interpersonal Communication

CMST& 210 - Public Speaking

More information here:

http://wcccsa.com/category/italy

Interested? Make an appointment with Ulli Schraml, Associate Director of International Programs, as soon as possible!

uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu or call: 360-383-3244

 

 

 

 

SUMMER / FALL QUARTER 2015

Alajuela/Costa Rica - 4 weeks - 5 credits

mid-August - mid-September(counts as Fall Quarter class)

Application Deadline: TBD probably mid-May

Program Dates: TBD

Program Fees: TBD

For more information please use this link: 

http://wcccsa.com/category/costarica

Interested? Make an appointment with Ulli Schraml, Associate Director of International Programs, as soon as possible!

uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu or call:360-383-3244

                    

 

 

   

FALL QUARTER 2015

Barcelona/Spain - 10 weeks - 15 credits

Application Deadline: June 19

Program Dates: September 28th - December 5th, 2015

Program Fees: $6,425

For more information please use this link:

http://wcccsa.com/category/spain

Included in the program costs:

- Homestay, with breakfast & dinner every day, laundry service once a week

- Welcome & farewell lunches

- Cross-cultural & Health and Safety Orientation on site

- Comprehensive Medical & Accident Insurance through CISI

- Weekly cultural activities

- three day-trips outside of Barcelona

- unlimited 3-month public transportation for Zone 1 in Barcelona

NOT INCLUDED:

- Airfare

- Tuition

- Passport and visa fees

- Anything not specified in the program

 

Interested? Make an appointment with Ulli Schraml, Associate Director of International Programs, as soon as possible!

uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu or call 360-383-3244!

 

          

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

 

 

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For more information, please contact:

Ulli Schraml, Associate Director of International Programs -- New Student Support and Internationalization
Phone: (360) 383-3244 | Fax: (360) 383-3241
uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu
International Programs Office
Syre Student Center 201