Study Abroad

    Programs are open to all students and community members! 

    Short term faculty-led programs offer MCC classes taught abroad. Programs, courses, and cultural excursions may vary from year to year.

    Costa Rica coastline

    La Selva, Costa Rica

    Not offered in 2020

    Look beyond our immediate arena and the often cloistered boundaries of the USA to understand how our nation's actions impact other nations and the globe.

    The view from the London Eye

    England, Scotland, France

    Immerse yourself for a month in all aspects of British culture with excursions to Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Grand Corniche

    Nice, France

    Experience an authentic cultural, language and food immersion experience by living with a host family!

    Dingle Penninsula

    Athlone, Ireland

    Spend a full month immersing yourself in the study of Irish culture and history.

    Puerto Penasco

    Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

    Not offered in 2020 - Marine Biology offered in Nice, France program

    Experience the Sea of Cortez, one of the best intertidal expanses in the world and Arizona's closest beach!

    Anime Art

    Fukuoka, Japan 

    Expand your horizon to the Far East!  Explore the culture, business, and language of Japan!

    Rooftop view of Florence

    Italy: Florence, Rome & Venice

    Not offered in 2020

    Explore art history and photography in Italy--a global center for art, fashion, food and design! 

    Why Should Students Study Abroad?

    U.S. Study Abroad Contributes to Student Success InfographicU.S. Study Abroad Contributes to Student Success Listen to International Education Week Message from Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

    Study Abroad Impacts Employability Skills! 

    There is now even more evidence that study abroad has a beneficial impact on employability after graduation, according to a report by the Institute of International Education (IIE), with 11 out of 15 “21st century workplace skills” gained through an experience overseas.

    Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects, released at the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington, DC found that studying abroad has an overall positive impact on the development of a wide range of job skills, expands career possibilities, and has a long-term impact on career progression and promotion.  See the full article:

    Did you know that participating in a study abroad program can improve your marketability?

    • See What Michelle Obama has to say about getting an edge when getting a job!  Watch the video from Mrs. Obama's interview with Jareen Imam, CNN.

    Did you know that studying or working abroad can make you smarter?

    Maricopa Global Leadership Retreat

    Every fall semester, MCC students participate in the Maricopa Global Leadership Retreat, bringing together nearly 100 American and international students for a weekend of developing global leadership skills -- all while learning about other cultures! Download the flyer and application nowApplication deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019.