Study Abroad

 Why study abroad?

  • Increase your understanding of other cultures
  • Connect to new people and a new environment
  • Earn transfer credit
  • Gain independence, self-confidence, and self-reliance
  • Make your resume unique
  • Sharpen interpersonal skills
  • Learn more about yourself
  • Learn a new language
  • Make lifelong friends

Choose from:

  • Full academic year
  • Full semester
  • Short term travel-study
  • There is a program for every student

Am I eligible?

Most host institutions require sophomore status and a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, although some programs have more specific criteria. A passport is necessary and a student visa is required by some countries. The program is open to day, evening, and online students, both part time and full time.

How much does it cost?

Financial aid applies to approved programs. Students apply for financial aid through MWCC. Numerous scholarships, grants, and loans also supplement the student’s own contribution.

Costs include tuition, fees, and books as well as living expenses, social activities, and excursions that are part of the planned program in which the student may want to participate. Airfare, ground transportation, departure taxes, and personal spending are also included in calculating the financial aid package.

Where do I begin?

Students should apply early. Planning should begin one full semester ahead.

MWCC Belongs to the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

This consortium is a partnership of colleges and universities that sponsor more than 80 study abroad programs in 31 countries. CCIS offers:

  • Over 80 programs in 20 countries
  • Programs for a semester, summer, or full academic year
  • Access to student services, such as orientation, on-site support and academic counseling, social activities, field trips and excursions
  • A wide range of courses including intensive foreign language, humanities and social sciences, physical sciences, business, studio art and design, and marketing
  • Affordable costs, (varies depending on the cost of living and currency exchange rates in various countries)
  • Assistance with credit transfer
  • Eligibility for many forms of financial aid

Look at the CCIS website to find the right program for you!

Contact:

Dr. Laurie Occhipinti
Dean, Liberal Arts, Education, Humanities and Communications
978-630-9350
locchipinti@@mwcc.mass.edu