Study Abroad leads to enhanced career opportunities for many students.
Why study abroad?
Almost anyone who has spent time studying in another country will say that it was one of the most impactful experiences of their life. SPSCC is passionate about offering many ways to explore the world while also focusing on your education. Students who study abroad gain:
- An increased sense of independence, confidence, courage and personal strength
- Cultural sensitivity and global awareness
- Better communication skills
- Opportunities to increase career outlooks through communications across cultures and networking internationally
Short-term Study Abroad programs
For more information about our short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs, contact the instructor listed for each program.
Trip Details: Study politics and religion, and multifaceted environmental and economic challenges in India for four weeks during Winter Quarter 2020. Course activities will include visits to local nonprofit volunteer organizations, innovative businesses, important religious sites, UNICEF World Heritage Site historical monuments, and wildlife parks in Rajasthan, as well as attendance at the International Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.
Travel Dates: January 19-February 5, 2020 (Winter Quarter)
Program fee: $3,000* This does not include airfare, passport, visa, immunization, and 15 credits tuition.
Classes: POLS 202 Introduction to Politics (5 credits); IIS 151 Contemporary India (5 credits; Diversity); and HUM 220 Sacred Texts: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism (5 credits)
Instructors: Parakh Hoon and James Schneider
Application Deadline: October 11, 2019
Deposit Due Date: $300 November 6, 2019
Balance Due Date: Remaining due December 17, 2019
Travel Dates: January 23-February 14, 2020
Program fee: $1,800 Includes stay with host family (with breakfast and dinner daily), guided excursions, medical and liability insurances. Does not include tuition, airfare, other meals not specified, passport or visa fees, personal expenses, other expenses.
Course: ANTH&100 Survey of Anthropology (5 credits)
Instructor: Patrick Chapman
Application Deadline: October 25, 2019
Deposit Due: $300 November 6, 2019 (registration begins)
Balance Due: $1500 December 17, 2019 (Winter Tuition due date)
Trip Details: Study culture, social, political elements of Japan. Including customs, arts, religion, history and literature for 2 and a half weeks during spring/summer quarter 2020. Students will participate in cultural activities, projects and field study. Students will have international exchange opportunism and build global friendship with our associate university; Hagoromo University of International studies students. Students will visit Japanese ancient historical sites in Nara and Kyoto, and modern sub cultural sites in Osaka and an elementary school to associate with Japanese students. Students will participate a film project to create a short film to introduce Japanese culture and history with Hagoromo University of international studies students and faculty. Students will have several lectures from Japanese professors about Japanese culture, education, diversity and film.
Travel Dates: Tentative date: June 23 – July 7, 2020
Program Fee: $1800 *This does not include airfare, passport, visa, and 5 credits tuition.
Class: IIS 130 Introduction to East Asian Studies (5 credits)
Instructor: Aki Suzuki
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
Deposit Due Date: $300 due March 20, 2020
Program Balance Due Date: June 5, 2020
The Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) consists of over 16 two-year colleges in Washington State that have joined efforts to design study abroad programs specifically for community college students with the goal to offer programs that fit their degree programs and schedules at a lower cost than they might find at a four-year institution.
The following programs are currently offered by the consortium:
Shanghai, China, Summer 2020Program Dates: August 24-September 16, 2020
(Application Deadline: April 20, 2020)
London, England, Fall 2020Program Dates: September 24-December 6, 2020
(Application Deadline: TBD)
Visit the WCCCSA website to apply and for more information
*Program fee may vary slightly due to the exchange rate and number of students.
†Dates and other details are based on last year’s program, which are subject to change.