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Current RCCD St​udy Abroad​ Programs

Faculty-Led Semester Abroad (Fall & Spring)

Faculty-led semester abroad is the premier education abroad program at RCCD. For nearly 20 years, the program has offered the opportunity for RCCD students to study in Florence, Italy, in the Fall and a variety of destination in the Spring semester. Past semester abroad destinations have included Ireland, England, Argentina, China, and Spain. The classes are t​ailored toward general education and transferable courses while developing an understanding and appreciation for cross-cultural learning and global issues. ​

When you study abroad on a semester-long program:​

      • ​You remain enrolled at RCCD

      • You earn at least 12 unit credits

      • You may use eligible federal, state financial aid, and other scholarship funds

      • You travel with RCCD faculty, with RCCD students, taking RCCD classes.

Semester-long study abroad offers:

      • RCCD accredited courses taught at the international destination 

      • Wide range of academic disciplines and courses

      • Courses that may satisfy general education requirements 
Short-Term Study Abroad Course (Summer & Winter)

Faculty-led summer or winter study abroad course offers a variety of study options during these academic terms. Short-term study abroad offers students a cultural experience while taking classes that will keep them on academic track and move ahead!

When you participate in a short-term study abroad:

      • You remain enrolled at RCCD

      • You earn RCCD credits

      • You may use eligible federal, state financial aid, and other scholarship funds

      • Classes are taught and led by RCCD faculty

      • Duration of travel is between 2-4 weeks

Study Abroad summer or winter session offers:

      • ​Opportunities in a wide range of academic disciplines that vary every year, depending on faculty interest and availability 

      • Courses open to all students 

      • Field trips, field study, and discipline-focused opportunities

      • Courses that may satisfy general education and major requirements and offer transferable credits.​
International Education Tours

RCCD International Educational Tours offer students as well as faculty, staff, and member of the community opportunities to travel abroad on cultural excursions with an educator expert in a particular region. The tours are open to all ages and individuals, designed for exploration, sightseeing, learning and discoveries. Recent RCCD tours included journeys to Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and Safari in Kenya.

When you travel on an educational tour:

      • Duration is 10-14 d​ays

      • No academic units or college credit attached​

      • Offered during summer or winter breaks

      • 5 star accommodations  

Educational tours offer:

      • ​Specialized itineraries that provide behind-the-scenes glimpses into the travel destination 

      • Open participation to all

      • In depth exploration of the destination with local expert knowledge of its history, cultures, political climate, and contemporary issues 

      • Affordable and competitive prices​