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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).

Our superb international travel experiences include:

  • Bahamas

  • France/Belgium

  • Japan

  • London

  • Maya

  • Morocco

  • Spain

  • Germany – Spring 2019
  • Morocco – Summer 2019

Travel to Germany with OCC!

Spend an incredible 9 days of your 2019 Spring Break immersed in Germany’s rich history and culBerlinture as you travel through 6 select cities throughout the country. Enjoy a cruise along the Rhine River in Frankfurt, a tour of Heidelberg Castle, and a visit to the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg. Immerse yourself in arts and literature of Weimar by visiting the National Theatre and the Goethe National Museum. Experience firsthand the interplay between culture and tourism with behind-the-scenes tours and interviews with staff at Schlosshotel Kronberg, the Adlon Kempinski Hotel, and the Waldorf Astoria. Wrap up your experiential learning with two days in Germany’s capital city, Berlin, with a Foodie Tour and visits to historical museums including the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Story of Berlin Museum, and Brandenburg Gate Museum.

Dates: Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018

Experience Germany Travel Application – 2019


Scholarship Application: Monday, December 10, 2018

Experience Germany Scholarship Application 2019

Information Sessions: Student Center Room 203, Building # 8

Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Cost of Trip Plus one (3) Credit Course:

  • Cost of Trip – $4,198 + applicable Tuition and Fees  for One (3) Credit Course (Fee Figure includes a $20 registration fee that is charged each semester)
  • Current Tuition & Fee rates:Schlosshotel-kronberg
    • Ocean County Resident – $471.50
    • Out-of-County – $525.50
    • Out-of-State – $789.50
    • Ocean County College Foundation is offering $1,000 in Scholarship Support

Class Option:

HUMN 252 – Travel Seminar: Studies in The Humanities

HRTM 240 – Travel Seminar: International Tourism Management

Package Includes: Round-trip Airfare, Full Time Tour Manager, All Breakfasts, All Dinners, Hotel Visits as Noted in Itinerary, Rhine River Cruise, Heidelberg Castle, Medieval Crime Museum, Albrecht Durer House, Weimar National Theater, Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Berlin City and Site Tours as noted, Two-to-a-Room Weimar-GermanyAccommodations (Single Upgrades available)

Frankfurt 1, Heidelberg 1,
Rothenberg 1,Weimar 1, Berlin 3

Not Included: Meals not noted on the itinerary, Breakfast on Arrival Day, Beverages during included meals, Tips and gratuities for service providers, Personal effects

•Participants must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
•Community members are welcome to participate on an audit-credit basis.
•Students will be enrolled for 3 or 6 college credits during the 2019 Spring Quick Term . Scholarships available for full-time OCC students – an application is required

For information or an application contact:

Sean Bips

Kristyn Stout

Travel to the beautiful Emerald Island of Ireland with OCC!

Dates: August 2 – 10, 2019

Scholarship Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 ** Extended to Tuesday, February 19, 2019**

Scholarship Application for Ireland 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019

Ireland Trvl App 2019

Information Sessions: Student Center Room 203

Thursday, March 7, 2019 from noon – 2:00.

This Study Abroad in Ireland (including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) Travel Seminar (HIST 255 and SCIE 129) 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, overnight stays, Capital cities in the 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 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.
  • 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.

Cost of Trip Plus One (3) Credit Course:

Ocean County Resident – $3,989.50
Out-of-County – $4,043.50
Out-of-State – $4,307.50
Additional course (optional) add $451.50
Single Supplement (optional) $799.00

Class Option: HIST 255: History & Culture of Ireland or SCIE 129: Global Science for three college credits

Package Includes: Round-trip airfare, Full time Tour Manager, transport to and from airport from Ocean County College, all hotels (double occupancy; add $799 for single room), meals as noted on the itinerary, scheduled tours and admissions as noted on the itinerary, professional guides, trip insurance and Ocean County College  fees and tuition.

Not included: Beverages, airline baggage fees, personal expenses, any meals and activities not listed on the itinerary, and anything else not specifically listed above.

Please Note: This is an active travel seminar that includes walking and visiting some ancient sites. Participants much have the capability to adjust to time zone changes. Must interact effectively and appropriately with group members in rooming, travel and practicing daily personal hygiene. Must adhere and comply with structured time schedules including early morning departures and scheduled meal times. If you have concerns about the demands of the program, please consult with Dr. Reustle or Prof. Ramdeen and your physician before registering for the trip.

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
  • Community members are welcome to participate on an audit-credit basis.
  • Students will be enrolled for 3 or 6 college credits during the 2019 Summer Post Session. Scholarships available for full-time OCC students – an application is required.

For information or an application contact:

Dr. Maureen Reustle

Vijay Ramdeen
Phone: 732.255.0400 Ext. 2279

Ireland Seminar Leaders

Application drop off:
Janice Sheridan
Phone: 732.255.0400 Ext. 2221

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

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