Study Abroad

Study Abroad programs at COCC with the Oregon International Education Consortium 

Fall Quarter in Barcelona 

Study in the Mediterranean capitol of Catalonia. Explore a city as old as its Roman roots and medieval center, but as new as its Gaudi park, nouveau art architecture and 1992 Olympic make-over. This ten-week program offers activities and courses in Spanish culture and language.  Other AAOT transfer courses offered in Fall 2015 are Intercultural Communication; Introduction to Literature:  Drama; and Media, Communication, Society.  (Students at Chemeketa CC, Clackamas CC, Mt. Hood CC, Portland CC or Rogue CC will need to register with COCC for the Fall 2015 term and then transcript their completed classes with their home institution after returning from Barcelona.)

Use the blue link above to get started:  Find applications, information about Barcelona, the program, the classes, and suggested steps to Spain!

Look here for upcoming Winter 2015 Information sessions, featuring details about the program and scholarship tips!

Other COCC Study Abroad Programs that are not currently enrolling.

Fall Quarter in Florence
Enjoy a European experience in the heart of a Renaissance city while pursuing your community college education in Italian language, intercultural communication, gender and communication and public speaking.  With sufficient enrollment, an on-site instructor will provide a Renaissance Art History course.  The Florence program is currently on furlough.

Spring Quarter in London
Study in the exciting and beautiful British capital, rich in art, music, theater and history.  COCC, as a member of the Oregon International Education Consortium, offers a 10-week program with tours, culture class, and several academic courses in music fundamentals, understanding music, history of rock music, and probably world history.  With sufficient enrollment, the program will also include courses in creative writing, literature and folklore. (Alternates every other year with Barcelona)  The London program is currently on furlough.

Four Weeks in Costa Rica
Study Spanish during a two-week homestay and earn 4 transfer credits; then earn another 4 credits in two weeks of field biology at mountainous Ecolodge San Luis, at the Pacific-side Organization of Tropical Studies field station at Palo Verde, and at La Selva in the lowland tropical forest.  Please click on the link to review specific dates and costs for 2013.   Enrollment for Costa Rica is now closed

OIEC Partners Include:

If you are registered at a partner Oregon Community College, you can work with their Study Abroad experts.  Use the links below to access other OIEC web pages.

Chemeketa Community College

Clackamas Community College

Mt. Hood Community College

Portland Community College

Rogue Community College


Gilman International Scholarship Program
Up to $5,000 is available to students who are currently receiving a Pell Grant for their education at COCC.  Our last survey showed that one in three applicants receives an award, which averages $3,500. Scholarship application deadline for the Spring 2014 program in London is October 1, 2013; the deadline for a scholarship for the Summer 2014 program in Costa Rica is March 4, 2014.

ASCOCC Study Abroad Scholarship

Students who have applied for a COCC study abroad program are invited to apply for the the ASCOCC Study Abroad scholarship.  Download the application and information at this link: ASCOCC Study Abroad Scholarship information-application (Word doc).

Italian Rail Scholarship

Students interested in the Fall 2014 in Florence program may be eligible to apply to this Scholarship provided by the Italian Rail System




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