Study Abroad

Port of BarcelonaFall 2023 Quarter in Barcelona

Theme: Culture and Anthropology

Study in one of the great cities of the world, known for its innovation and openness. This Mediterranean capital of Catalonia is a city as old as its Roman roots and medieval center, but as new as its Gaudi park, Art Nouveau architecture and 1992 Olympic makeover. This 10-week program offers activities and courses in Spanish culture and language and AAOT transfer courses in Anthropology.


Find information about Barcelona, the program, classes, application materials,and suggested steps to plan for your trip to Spain from the link at the top of this page or the drop-down menu to the left. Information about potential scholarship support is listed at the bottom of this page.

Students at Chemeketa CC, Clackamas CC, Mt. Hood CC, Portland CC, or Rogue CC will need to register with COCC for the Fall 2023 term. Your completed classes will be transcripted with your home institution after returning from Barcelona.

Contact Sara Henson (, Amy Harper ( Josh Evans (, Coordinators for Study Abroad, for more information.


Study-Abroad Scholarship Information

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships award up to $5,000 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. Please visit for more information.

Gilman March 2023 Deadlines & Timeline

The March 2023 deadline application is for applicants whose programs or internships start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.  Applications are due March 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. 

This cycle encompasses programs during the following terms:

  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023
  • Academic Year 2023-2024
  • Spring 2024

Student Deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

ASCOCC Study Abroad Scholarship

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

Additional Scholarship Information

Students interested in other study abroad resources should check with COCC Financial Aid, at the Barber Library, and elsewhere for further information about new and continuing scholarships. Moneygeek, a private firm, offers information on study abroad scholarships on their website as well.