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 and CAPA, 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 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.
The basic requirements to study abroad as a South Puget Sound Community College student are a minimum two quarters full-time study to attend a sister college program, or one quarter to attend a consortium program. Also required are a minimum 2.50 GPA, two letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member and a successful interview with the study abroad advisor. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at located in 21-292A for more information. Please 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.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad
(Must be a Pell Grant recipient)
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Overview
Freeman Asia Awards for Study in Asia
Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan
LIVFund Scholarship has been 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.
Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship
Learn more about the scholarship and eligibility
Freeman Asia Awards for Study in Asia
Fund for Education Abroad
WCCCSA Study Abroad Student
Italy, Quarter-Long Program
Spring Quarter 2010
"Looking back, this trip to Florence, Italy with WCCCSA and AIFS was the most amazing experience of my life so far. I didn’t get the chance to study abroad while I was getting my Bachelor’s at WSU so when I saw the chance with Shoreline Community College, I was really overjoyed. This trip continuously surprised me with not just the city’s beauty and culture, but with my growth as a student and a person. I did things like climb to the top of the Duomo of the main cathedral (fear of Heights and all) and I made lots of wonderful friends. I immersed myself into the culture of Florence and it was more than I could have imagined. It’s amazing what I discovered about myself when I was placed into a entirely new situation: new culture, new language, new adventures, new challenges.
And what is more, I would never have enjoyed and known the city as well as I did by travelling as a tourist. What I learned in my classes translated to what I saw in the city. No guide book could have taught me as much about where I was living. After reading about Cellini in my literature class, I walked in the Palazza Republica and saw the exact statue of which I had read. I was more immersed in the city than I could ever have imagined. Without my classes, my instructors, my tour guides, and all that was offered to me, I never would have felt so a part of the city as I did. I am so grateful that I had this opportunity and if I have a chance to study abroad again, you better bet I will be taking it without a second thought!"
WCCCSA (Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad)
Study abroad options through the Consortium offer the student an organized program and may be best for students with little or no travel experience. Students travel with a group of local community college students and a faculty coordinator. For more updated details on WCCCSA programs and cost go to www.wcccsa.com Then make an appointment with the South Puget Sound Community College Study Abroad Advisor.
Spain Winter Quarter 2013
Deadline for the 2013 program is Nov 30, 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
Fall Quarter 2013
Cape Town sliderocket Portal
Deadline June 18, 2013 Students receiving Pell Grant apply for the Gilman Scholarship!
(Applications for this scholarship will be available in January and deadline is March 1, 2013)
Summer Quarter 2013
One Month intensive Spanish
(See Study Abroad Advisor)
Fall Quarter 2014
Next London program Fall 2014 - see Study Abroad Advisor
GRCC (Green River Community College) partner programs:
We partner 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. Students must apply through the International Education and Study Abroad office at South Puget Sound Community College.
Australia, New Zealand
Every Winter Quarter (5 weeks in Australia and 5 weeks in New Zealand) Apply now!
Every Fall Quarter
(See Study Abroad Advisor) 10 weeks in Tokyo, Japan Apply now!
South Puget Sound Sister Colleges
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 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 two meals/day) are $400-$500/month.
Semesters begin in August and January
(See Study Abroad Advisor)
SPSCC Short-term Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs:
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 program and developing programs..
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
Anth250E- Anthropology of New Zealand 5 credits (during this quarter students may also earn credits doing online or independent study (up to 5 cr).
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 three weeks in Glasgow, Scotland. The final paper is due at the end of the quarter after students have returned.
Anth 250F Topics in Anthropology: British Isles (elective credit)
Faculty: Dr. Patrick Chapman
Study Abroad Program Schedule
* Projected and in development
- 2013 Winter Valencia, Spain (WCCCSA) Deadline Oct. 26, 2012
- 2013 Winter Australia/New Zealand (GRCC) Deadline Oct. 22, 2012
- 2013 Winter New Zealand Deadline (6wk abroad SPSCC faculty-led)
Deadline Nov. 6, 2012
- 2013 Winter/Spring Queretaro, Mexico (Sister College, Spanish Immersion semester program)
- 2013 Spring Florence, Italy (WCCCSA) Deadline Jan. 18, 2013
- 2013 Summer *Costa Rica (5cr.4wk Spanish Immersion ProgramWCCCSA)
Deadline June 30
- 2013 Summer *Glasgow, Scotland (5cr. 3wk abroad faculty-led)
see Study Abroad Advior
- 2013 Summer *Japan ( 5cr.,3wk abroad faculty-led program)
see Study Abroad Advisor
- 2013 Fall Cape Town, South Africa (WCCCSA) Deadline June 18, 2013
- 2013 Fall *Japan (GRCC)
- 2013 Fall Queretaro, Mexico (Sister College)
- 2014 Winter *Costa Rica (10 week Spanish Immersion) (WCCCSA)
- 2014 Winter *Australia/NZ (GRCC)
- 2014 Spring *Florence, Italy
- 2014 Summer *4wk Language immersion (possibly Spain or China)
- 2014 Fall *London, England (WCCCSA)
- 2014 Fall *Japan (GRCC
ContactInternational Education Office
Building 21, Room 292A
Study Abroad Advisor