Study Abroad

Ocean County College offers exciting Study Abroad opportunities to promote cross cultural understanding and awareness of global perspectives.  All OCC study abroad seminars are led by OCC faculty members and are open to students and the community.  Eligible OCC students may apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship through the OCC Foundation (see information below). 

Our superb international travel experiences include:

Ireland Flyer

Travel to the beautiful Emerald Island of Ireland with OCC!

This Study Abroad in Ireland (including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) Travel Seminar (HIST 255) provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience the history, culture and people of Ireland while visiting its' two capital cities.  This 9 day trip includes walking tours of Dublin and Belfast including entrance into Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle.  We will have a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol given by the grandson of a 1916 Rebellion fighters as well as a trip to see the beauty and grandeur of Powerscourt Estate, including the house, garden and waterfalls.  Traveling to ancient historical sites of Newgrange/Knowth and Hill of Tara and hearing about pagan times, druids, high chiefs and mystical spirits will be contrasted with modern history of Belfast an Derry as depicted in the internationally acclaimed mural art work which we will visit while in Northern Ireland. In addition to the historical and cultural highlights of Ireland, the trip includes the opportunity to experience firsthand the warmth, hospitality and love of music during our Pub dinners an famous full Irish breakfasts.  The travel portion of the seminar is during the OCC Summer Post Session August 4-12th.  Students will earn three credits and participate in a course (HIST 255: History and Culture of Ireland).  Members of the community are welcome to participate on an audit basis.

For information or an application, contact Dr. Maureen Reustle at

Further travels with OCC!

At this time, we are actively investigating possible new Study Abroad adventures for our students—experiencing History in Greece; Art in Italy; Politics in Cuba…

If you are interested in any of the above possibilities, or have other suggestions and itineraries in mind, please contact Dr. Marilyn Kralik, OCC Study Abroad Coordinator, at 732-255-0400, ext. 2276, or

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

Ocean County College is a proud member of Community Colleges for International Development.  CCID provides an international network for community colleges to further their internationalization initiatives and to enhance the development of a globally competent workforce for the communities they serve.

CCID also offers study abroad opportunities through its Troika program.  These short-term, faculty-led travel opportunities take students around the globe to study global business, culture, science, economics, healthcare and more.  Students earn college credits while experiencing a trip of a lifetime!

For more information about CCID, please visit

Scholarships For Study Abroad

OCC Foundation Scholarships:  The OCC Foundation frequently offers partial scholarships for full-time OCC students to participate in OCC-sponsored travel seminars and study abroad experiences.  Students should contact the professor leading the travel seminar for information on OCC Foundation scholarships available for that particular study abroad trip.

Outside Programs & Scholarships:  The US State Department lists study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities at