Study Abroad

Office of Global Economic Development
Study Abroad

One of the best ways to learn about another culture is to experience that culture first-hand. With that in mind, the colleges of DCCCD are proud to offer a variety of international studies and study abroad programs to its students.

In most programs, no prior knowledge of a foreign language is required.

Can I Study Abroad?

If you’re enrolled at any of the seven colleges of DCCCD, you can participate in any study abroad opportunity we offer — whether it’s offered by your home college or not.

Texas residents enrolled in colleges that are members of the North Texas Community College Consortium may enroll in our international courses by paying “in-district” (Dallas County) tuition. These colleges include:

  • Cisco
  • Collin County
  • Dallas County: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Eastfield, LeCroy Center, Mountain View, North Lake, Richland
  • Grayson County
  • Hill
  • Kilgore
  • McLennan
  • Navarro
  • North Central Texas
  • Northeast Texas
  • Panola
  • Paris
  • Tarrant County
  • Texas State Technical at Marshall and Waco
  • Trinity Valley
  • Tyler
  • Vernon
  • Weatherford
  • University of North Texas

When Can I Study Abroad?

Our colleges offer study abroad and/or field of study opportunities during the summer and winter sessions. College faculty teach these courses, which normally last two to four weeks.

Where Can I Study?

In previous years, summer courses have been offered in:

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Japan
  • France
  • Ecuador
  • Hawaii*

Courses offered in Hawaii do not have the pre-trip requirements as courses offered in other countries. It is included as an overseas destination.