Why Should Students Study Abroad?

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

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

Mesa Community College Study Abroad Programs

Short term faculty-led programs are led by MCC faculty and vary from year to year.  All courses taken abroad are MCC courses with the exception of some courses taught by the University of Granada in the Spain study abroad program.

Look for annual updates in mid to late September.

European UnionBelgium/European Union

Offers a stimulating academic and cultural platform while exposing participants to a unique transnational perspective.

Students at StonehedgeNottingham, United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in all aspects of British culture with an optional excursion to Paris, France (varies by year).

Guanajuato, MexicoGuanajuato, Mexico

Not only will you learn about the Mexican culture, you will live it by staying with a host family and participating in service-learning activities.

Athlone, IrelandAthlone, Ireland

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

Namibia, AfricaNamibia, Africa

A trek through the wilds of Africa will probably be the single most adventurous and exciting thing that you will ever do!

Puerto Peñasco, MexicoPuerto Peñasco, Mexico

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

Beijing, ChinaChina 

Not Offered in 2015
Explore the ancient and modern world of China.

Amman, JordanAmman, Jordan

Not Offered in 2015
Students will have the opportunity to experience the Arabic culture, history, and language.

La Selva, Costa RicaLa Selva, Costa Rica

Not Offered in 2015
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.

Orléans, FranceOrléans, France

Not Offered in 2015
Designed to create a perfect blend of discovering culture, architecture, history, and globalization.

Granada, SpainAndalucía, Spain

Not Offered in 2015
Take one class from MCC faculty and one from the University of Granada.