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Study Abroad

Global Education Experiences

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).

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Travel to Ireland with OCC!

Dates: August 11, 2023 – August 18, 2023

Price: TBD

Included in the cost:  Round-trip airfare (one checked bag of appropriate weight, one carry-on of appropriate weight), lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, coach transports and local public transport, most museum passes, guided tours and tuition for one OCC course included. (Interested students may take a second course for an additional tuition payment.)

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023 to submit trip agreement, registration and payment (the deposit is non-refundable). Space is limited to 20 students.

Contact: Dr. Rada: 732-255-0400, Ext 2329 Office: Heiring Building (#27), Room 235

Travel with us from OCC to Dublin, Belfast, Galway and Connemara Island.

In Dublin, you will visit Dublin City, Northside of River Liffey.  You will tour Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College (which houses the Book of Kells, one of the most famous artefacts in the world) as well as St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

While in Belfast, Northern Ireland you will visit the Titanic Belfast Exhibition as well as the breathtaking Giants Causeway.

In Galway you will experience the majesty of the Cliffs of Maher,  and the natural beauty of Connemara National Park you will also visit The Roundstone Musical Instruments and Crafts, the studio and shop of renowned bodhrán maker Malachy Kearns, or Malachy Bodhrán as he is fondly known. Finally  you will tour the Irish National Stud and Gardens in Kildare.

Generous travel scholarships from the OCC Foundation are available to OCC students, but all are welcome to share this unforgettable adventure.

Travel to London, England with OCC!

Attention theatre enthusiasts!

Join us for a travel experience in London from January 3, 2024- January 14, 2024.

Immerse yourself in the world of theatre and see (10) plays at the Royal National, the West End and the Fringe! Attend talk-back sessions with actors, directors, playwrights and/or designers and tour the Royal National Theatre. There will be plenty of free time for sightseeing, shopping, museum visits and more.

Package Includes:

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Ten Nights Hotel Stay
  • English Breakfast Daily
  • Tickets to (10) Plays/Musicals
  • Tour of Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Backstage Tour of the National Theatre
  • Transfers
  • Classes & Meetings
  • Most Taxes and Tips
  • (3) Course Credits
  • Trip Insurance

Total Cost: $6,090.00 (price based on double occupancy)

Registration Deadline:  September 8, 2023

For more information contact Professor Gary Shaffer ( or Professor Jayanti Tamm (

Travel to Italy with OCC!

Dates: January 1-16, 2024

Explore the culture of Italy on a two-week guided journey with Ocean County College. The historic sites and major museums of Rome, Florence, and Siena—as well as several medieval mountain towns—provide more than 2000 years of beauty, history, discovery, and tragedy for students to experience. Participants will earn 3 credits in either Art (ARTS 188) or History (HUMN 252) and may earn up to 6 credits by taking both courses if they wish. Generous OCC Foundation scholarships are available for students.

For further information, contact Dr. Marilyn Kralik (732-255-0400, x. 2276) or Professor Robert Marchie (732-255-0400, x.2956)

Travel to Switzerland with OCC!

Dates: June 27, 2024 – July 5, 2024

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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!

Please visit the CCID website for more information.

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 on their website.

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