Study Abroad

    Short term faculty-led programs offer MCC classes taught abroad. Programs, courses, and cultural excursions may vary from year to year.
    Programs are open to all students and community members! 

    Students in Belgium
    Belgium/European Union

    Broaden your political perspective of the European Union (EU) by exploring culture and communication at the local, national, and global level.

    Students at Stonehedge
    England, Scotland, France

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

    Rock formation in Ireland
    Athlone, Ireland

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

    Teatro Juarez Guanajuato
    Guanajuato, Mexico

    Not offered in 2019
    Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Mexico and live with a local host family while in Guanajuato!

    Spanish shawl
    Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

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

    2018 Study Abroad - Nice France
    Nice, France

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

    2018 Study Abroad - Italy
    Italy: Florence, Rome & Venice

    Look for program in 2020!
    Explore art history and photography in Italy--the heart of the Roman Empire, the cradle of Renaissance and Baroque, and a global center for art, fashion, food and design! Experience the rich history and culture of Italy.

    La Selva, Costa Rica
    La Selva, Costa Rica

    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.

    Namibia, Africa
    Namibia, Africa

    Not Offered in 2019
    A trek through the wilds of Africa will probably be the single most adventurous and exciting thing that you will ever do!

    Why Should Students Study Abroad?

    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?