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Study Abroad Programs

HCC provides opportunities for unforgettable experiences abroad while helping you complete your degree. 

HCC has seven different study abroad/study away programs in six different countries (not including the U.S.). All of these programs are faculty-led, meaning that HCC study abroad/study away programs are administered by a faculty program director and faculty program assistant. The length of the program usually ranges from one to three weeks. Take your pick below!

Visit the Office of International Education for more information on financial aid for these programs and how you can become a part of HCC's international experience.

students swimming in the ocean at sunsset

Study the carbonate reef environments and ancient rocks of Bermuda, where you can gain a better appreciation for climate change and geologic history.

china study abroad

Experience the art, history, and language of China through immersion in local culture while living in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Beijing.

denmark study abroad

Study art and culture of Denmark by visiting famous landmarks such as the Copenhagen canal, Fredericksborg Castle, and Hamlet's Castle.

ireland study abroad

Learn about the culture and history of Ireland from ancient times to the present by visiting important historical sites, including the Cliffs of Moher and various landmarks in Dublin.

Students on the Italy Study Abroad Program

Study ancient empires through seeing, touching, and exploring historic sites in the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome, with planned excursions to Orvieto, Florence, and Ostia Antica.

The Grand Canyon

Survey the majesty of the Grand Canyon, take an up-close look at the Hoover Dam’s engineering and environmental impact, and take time for stargazing at the Lowell Observatory.

world war ii study abroad

Experience the buildup to, and major events of, World War II, including a focus on military engagements, the effect of the war on non-combatants, and the Holocaust itself.

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