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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 Italy with OCC!

Dates: January 1, 2023 – January 15, 2023

Price: $2,570.00 per in county student

Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2022 to submit trip agreement, registration and payment. (The deposit is non-refundable)

Contacts: Dr. Rada: Ext 2329     Dr. Kralik: Ext 2276

Travel with us from OCC to Rome, Orvieto, Assisi, Siena, Florence and Ostia Antica.

You will see the ancient historical sites of the Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine hill as well as the Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo; wander the archaeological site of Ostia Antica; and experience the Baths of Caracalla and the Circus Maximus in 3D.

We will travel through time to Medieval Italy with stops in Assis, San Gimignano, orvieto, and Siena – visiting places with significance to Western religion, politics, and science that illustrate the West’s response to the Black Death – including the development of Renaissance Art!

Our longer stays in Florence and Rome will highlight some of the greatest works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including admission to the Uffizi Gallery (Florence) and Borghese Gallery (Rome). A guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica (featuring Michelangelo’s Pieta and several sculptural and architectural masterpieces by Bernini) will also take us to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.  Sites associated with Science include museums associated with Galileo – see his telescope! – and da Vinci – operate working models of his many inventions.

Throw coins into the Trevi Fountain still serviced today by the ancient aqueducts.  The list is endless but we try to cover as much as we can, every day we are there.

Included in the cost: Round-trip airfare, lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, coach transports and local public transport, museum passes and tuition for one OCC course (either in SCIE or ARTS) included. (Interested students may take a second course for an additional tuition payment.)

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

Travel to Switzerland with OCC!

Dates: Coming Summer 2024

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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