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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).

Thank you for your interest in the Study Abroad trip; however, due to corona-virus concerns, the College has decided to cancel all study abroad trips scheduled for this summer. Ocean County College hopes to carry through with these trips in the future. Please visit our website for updates in the future.

Our superb international travel experiences include:

Travel to Switzerland with OCC!

Dates: July 11 – July 19 2020

Thank you for your interest in the Study Abroad trip; however, due to corona-virus concerns, the College has decided to cancel all study abroad trips scheduled for this summer. Ocean County College hopes to carry through with these trips in the future. Please visit our website for updates in the future.

This Study Abroad in Switzerland Travel Seminar (HRTM240 and/or HUMN252) will simultaneously immerse students in Switzerland’s rich cultural history and flourishing hospitality industry. Students will have the opportunity to tour the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), recently ranked the world’s best hospitality and leisure management school. In addition to networking opportunities, students will also explore several landmark hotels throughout the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at the hotel, casino, and restaurant operations with an emphasis on customer service and international hospitality management.

As we journey throughout seven cities across Switzerland, the intersections between the humanities and tourism industry will also be explored. For the past two centuries, Switzerland has served as a refuge for artists and authors alike and has inspired the likes of Mary Shelley, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lord Byron, Germane de Staël, and Max Frisch among many others. One of the highlights of the trip for humanities students will feature a visit to the Villa Diodati, adjacent to the beautiful Lake Geneva, where Shelley penned Frankenstein.

Seminar Highlights

  • Tour of Lausanne International Hospitality School (EHL)
  • Behind-The-Scenes Tours of Hotel Schweizerhof, Novotel, Montana Hotel, & Movenpick Hotel & Casino
  • Chocolate Making/Tasting and Cheese Making/Tasting Tours
  • Foodie Tour of Berne
  • Swiss National Museum: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of Switzerland from its origins to the present day and enjoy a wide array of exhibitions focusing on the art, architecture, and history of this beautiful country.
  • Dada Art Museum & Bern Museum of Fine Arts: Discover Switzerland’s vibrant and diverse art scene at the Dada Art museum in Zurich, the birthplace of the Dada art movement, Trace over 800 years of art history at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

Travel to Morocco with OCC!

Dates: June 4 – 18, 2020

Contact: Maureen Conlon or Howaida Wahby Eraky

Thank you for your interest in the Study Abroad trip; however, due to corona-virus concerns, the College has decided to cancel all study abroad trips scheduled for this summer. Ocean County College hopes to carry through with these trips in the future. Please visit our website for updates in the future.

a home with a blue door in Rabat Morocco

This Study Abroad Travel Seminar to Morocco represents a cosmopolitan mix of European and Arabian cultures. Situated on the coastal connection between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, history and modernity meet in Morocco. Students learn about Moroccan history, culture, religions, costumes, language, and people while visiting the wonders of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, and Fez.

Class Option:
BUSN240: Travel Seminar: Marketing Across Cultures and/or HUMN251: Study Abroad Seminar: Modern Middle East

Package Includes:
• Round-trip airfare
• Full-time tour manager
• Meals as noted on the itinerary (all breakfasts, all dinners, 1 lunch)
• All accommodations (2 per room)
• Transport to and from OCC
• Insurance, taxes, OCC instruction, and tuition/fees
• Scheduled tours and admissions as noted on the itinerary

Not Included: Personal expenses; activities, meals, tips, and services not specifically listed in travel brochure/contract

Please note: This is an active travel seminar that includes a good deal of walking, so please be mindful of this upon registering. Participants must have the capability to adjust to time zone changes and must adhere to and comply with structured time schedules, including early morning departures and scheduled lecture and mealtimes. In addition, participants are expected to interact effectively and appropriately with one another during travel and activities, and in rooming situations. If you have concerns about the demands of this program, please consult with either Dr. Howaida Wahby-Eraky or Maureen Conlon and your physician before registering for the trip.

  • Las Vegas/Grand Canyon – Spring Break 2021
  • Italy – Winter 2021
  • Ireland – Summer 2021
  • England – Summer 2021
  • Scotland – Summer 2021

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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