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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: Gilman Scholarship online application for Spring 2015 programs will open in Mid-August and close on October 7th. Start writing your essays and have them revised by several people. In order to be able to apply for a Gilman Scholarship you need to be a Pell Grant recipient!

WCC Program Application Deadlines:

Australia/New Zealand (Winter 2015): Oct. 23, 2014; Florence/Italy (Spring 2015): Jan. 15, 2015

       

WINTER QUARTER 2015

Australia/New Zealand – 10 weeks – 15 credits

Application Deadline: Oct. 23, 2014

Program Dates: January 6 - March 14, 2015

Program fee: $7,820.00 (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

Salamanca/Spain - 10 weeks - 15 credits

Application Deadline: TBD probably mid-May

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

Program Fees: TBD

For more information please use this link:

http://wcccsa.com/category/spain

Details will be posted soon!

          

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

 

 

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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