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Office of International Education

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The Office of International Education strives to help the HCC community: 

  • explore diverse perspectives, global content, and international experiences.
  • develop and enhance their global skills. 
  • thrive in an interconnected world.

International Education plays an integral role in globalizing student academic experiences by providing leadership and coordination for international programs and initiatives, including:

Global Distinction

In addition to the above features, Global Distinction is a program that helps students develop greater intercultural competency, preparing them to become global citizens in the interconnected world of the 21st century. Requirements include foreign language study, participation in an intercultural experience (domestic or abroad), and globally intensive coursework.

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Study Abroad 101 Webinar

In order to apply for a study abroad program, students must attend a Study Abroad 101 session or participate in a Study Abroad 101 Webinar. Once this has been completed, students can pick up their study abroad application at the International Education Office. Please click this link to view the Study Abroad 101 Webinar. September dates for the study abroad 101 session are below:

  • Study Abroad 101 Session - September 12, 2018 @ 3:30 PM in CL 153

  • Study Abroad 101 Session - September 26, 2018 @ 3:30 PM in  CL 153

Additional Resources

  • About Us

    International Education Office Hours

    Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM

    Office Email:

    About the International Education Office Staff

    Mary Allen – Director 

    Mary provides direction for the Office of International Education through study abroad program development, faculty training and development, international partnerships, global campus programming, and collaborative curricular internationalization efforts.

    Melvin Fatimehin – Program Coordinator

    Melvin serves at the International Education study abroad advisor for study abroad programs at HCC. He also assists faculty with the coordination and marketing of study abroad/study away programs.

    Lori Cucuzzella – Administrative Assistant

    Lori offers administrative support for the International Education Office.

    For additional information, feel more than welcome to stop by our office located in the Clark Library Building in room CL-113.

  • Student Resources
  • Faculty Resources

    International Education welcomes interest in international endeavors from our faculty! From running a study abroad program to participating in International Education Week, we look forward to collaborating with you to further internationalize the HCC campus.

    Study Abroad Programs

    If you are interested in developing or assisting on a study abroad program, please visit the International Education page on MYHCC. There you will find all the resources you need to start thinking about a program abroad, including the proposal process, guide books, training schedules, and relevant forms.

    You can also contact the Director of International Education with any questions you may have.


    INSPIRES is a faculty and staff professional development group that gives participants a chance to delve into global/international topics that affect their core work. It’s a great opportunity to join with colleagues to create a project for MAPs or annual plans.

    International Faculty Grants and Funding

    HCC International Faculty Grants provide opportunities for faculty to work on projects that will begin to or further internationalize their teaching and curriculum. Information regarding applications and deadlines can be found on the International Education page on the MyHCC portal. You can also find a resource listing several external sources of funding for international projects and training on the portal.

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