Experience the world with South Puget Sound Community College's Study Abroad program.
South Puget Sound students have the unique opportunity of studying abroad with programs sponsored by the Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (www.WCCCSA.com) in partnership with AIFS, the Study Abroad in Australia and New Zealand program and the Japan Program in partnership with Green River Community College. South Puget Sound Community College students can study Spanish with our college's international sister college (ITESMQ) in Queretaro, Mexico. Students can also participate in Faculty-led Short-term study abroad programs in Scotland, Osaka and Kyoto Japan and our sister college, Otago, Polytechnic, in Dunedin, New Zealand. Students are allowed to use their financial aid while participating in these programs and credit is posted on the student's South Puget Sound Community College transcript. Running Start students are able to participate on many of the study abroad programs.
Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at located in 21-292A for more information. Be sure to allow enough time to apply for financial aid and scholarships. Planning a year ahead is not too early! This gives you time for academic planning and possibly applying for Scholarships or loans.
WCCCSA Study Abroad Programs
Requirements for the WCCCSA programs are 12 college level credits with a minimum 2.50 GPA, two letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member and a successful interview with the study abroad advisor. If you already have one degree or credits from another institution requirement may vary. Running Start students are able to participate on many of the study abroad programs. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at located in 21-292A for more information.
(Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad)
See the WCCCSA website www.wcccsa.com
|Every Summer||Costa Rica 4wk Spanish Immersion
(4wks between Sum and Fall Qtrs.)
|Fall 2015||Barcelona, Spain|
|Spring 2016||Berlin, Germany|
|Fall 2016||London, England|
GRCC (Green River CC) partner programs
SPSCC partners with Green River Community College for programs in Australia/New Zealand and Tokyo, Japan. The Australia/New Zealand program is developed by Green River Community College in partnership with Newman College in Melbourne, Australia and Unitec University in Auckland, New Zealand. The Japan program is developed by Green River Community College in partnership with two year colleges in Tokyo, Japan. South Puget Sound Community College students can register for classes on our campus with credits earned going directly onto their transcripts. Students are able to use their financial aid if they qualify or apply for a Stafford Loan. Students must apply through the International Education and Study Abroad office at South Puget Sound Community College.
Requirements to study on our GRCC Partner program are 12 college level credits with a minimum 2.50 GPA, two letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member and a successful interview with the study abroad advisor. If you already have one degree or credits from another institution, requirements may vary. Running Start students are able to participate on many of the study abroad programs. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at located in 21-292A for more information.
Australia, New Zealand APPLY NOW!
Every Winter Quarter (5 weeks in Australia and 5 weeks in New Zealand)
Japan APPLY NOW!
Every Fall Quarter (See Study Abroad Advisor) 10 weeks in Tokyo, Japan
South Puget Sound Sister Colleges
Study Spanish in Mexico!
Studying at a sister college as an exchange student is very economical compared to most study abroad programs. It is geared for the independent student who can travel on their own and assimilate well into a different education system. SPSCC Students will be attending with other International students from the US and around the world in the ITESMQ International Program. Students pay Washington state tuition according to the number of credits that they take. Travel and living expenses are paid directly by the student. Monthly homestay fees (which include three meals/day and laundry) are $400-$450/month. Pell Grant students can now apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for this program.
The basic requirements to study abroad with our Sister College in Mexico are a minimum two quarters full-time study to attend a sister college program with minimum 2.50 GPA, two letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member and a successful interview with the study abroad advisor.
Mexico APPLY NOW!
Semesters begin in August and January
(See Study Abroad Advisor)
Otago, New Zealand (see Study Abroad Advisor)
SPSCC Short-term Faculty-led Study Abroad
Requirements to study abroad on Faculty-led Programs vary and usually require students to have a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the college. See your Study Abroad Advisor.
Short-term Faculty-led Study/travel Programs are programs designed by Academic Departments and teaching faculty to provide shorter term and economical study abroad opportunities for SPSCC students. Community members may participate but must enroll in the course being taught for the specific program being offered. We offer programs in Scotland, New Zealand, Mexico and Japan. Please see the Study Abroad Advisor for more information about these programs and developing programs.
New Zealand SPSCC Faculty- led Winter Qtr. 2015
Ask about the 2016 Winter Qtr. New Zealand program and go to www.studyabroadatspscc.weebly.com
This is a Faculty-led Winter Quarter course beginning 4wks on campus followed by a 6wk Study/Travel in Otago, New Zealand. Students must enroll in the course to participate. See study abroad advisor to apply for this program. You do not need the 12 college level credits to participate in this program.
Faculty: Patrick Chapman
Glasgow, Scotland and Cork, Ireland Summer Qtr. 2015
This is a faculty-led short-term study abroad program in Summer Quarter. There are two weeks of instruction at SPSCC and on-line, followed by two weeks in Glasgow, Scotland and then two weeks in Ireland. The final paper is due at the end of the quarter after students have returned. Go to www.studyabroadatspscc.weebly.com short term programs to view more information about this program. Limited spaces available so if you are interested in this program see the Study Abroad Advisor. Apply now!
Japan: Summer 2015. Go to www.studyabroadatspscc.weebly.com.
Two Week Summer Program: Osaka, Japan (4 days of class before departure)
Travel dates June 29 - July 14
The Required course is IIS 210: Life and Culture of Japan (3 credit elective)
Instructor Aki Suzuki
$1600+tuition and airfare-per person
Space is limited. Apply Now!
Study Abroad Scholarships
- SPSCC Foundation Scholarships and Grants for Study Abroad
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad
(Must be a Pell Grant recipient) Opens Middle of January and due first Tuesday in March for summer and fall study abroad programs. Opens in August and due the first Tuesday in October for winter and spring quarters.
- Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan
- LIVFund Scholarship
Designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern or volunteer [LIV] in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance in order to offset program or living abroad expenses. Our goal is to help others get the most out of their experience abroad.
- Fund for Education Abroad
The application for FEA scholarships will open the middle of November and due the middle of January to study abroad in summer, fall or spring programs of a school year. Make sure you mark your calendars
- Diversity Abroad
- The Washboard
- Boren Awards for International Study