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Study Abroad

STUDY ABROAD: Opportunities for All

Study Abroad at LACC is an amazing experience that allows you to learn about new cultures, earn college credit, and grow both personally and academically. Our program welcomes non-traditional students, first-generation college students, minority students, lifelong learners, and first-time travelers.

Financial aid can be used, and many scholarships are available to help you on your journey. LACC faculty-led programs range from 10 to 30 days and typically occur during spring break and summer. Additional travel opportunities are also available through Provider Led Programs.

Have questions? Complete our interest form!

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Sofia, Bulgaria - Summer 2025

  • Study Music in Bulgaria.  For more information complete our Interest Form.


Madrid, Spain - Summer 2025

  • Study Spanish in Spain. For more information complete our Interest Form.
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All LACC faculty-led program classes are CSU/UC transferable general education classes (GE's). They will appear on your LACC transcript just like any other class.

Our faculty-led programs have a robust support system on-site through our provider company partners. These staff members work in the study centers, providing orientations, setting up housing and roommates, offering logistical support like transportation, and arranging tour guides for excursions. They are invaluable in unexpected situations such as lost travel documents or illness. LACC staff are always in contact with the faculty and provider staff, so you can feel confident that you won't be completely alone in a foreign country.


FACULTY - Discover How to Lead a Study Abroad Program at LACC

Faculty seeking to lead a study abroad program contact the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Darren Grosch at 


Classes through study abroad provider-led programs may or may not be accepted for degree credits at LACC or transferable to other universities. It is the students' responsibility to verify transferability by contacting the LACC graduation office and/or the university they wish to transfer to. Students need to know the exact class name and number, and which institution will issue the transcript for their coursework abroad.

To find programs, try searching your major, a destination, and the desired semester/length. Some provider companies' students have used in the past include:

The Embassy of France offers two-week bootcamps designed for community college students. There is also virtual study abroad programs available.


US Department Of State Study Abroad Info

Scholarship and Funding Tips

Info on how to study abroad as a person with a disability

CDC's Guide to traveling with a chronic illness

Sexual Orientation Laws in the World map from The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Transgender and non-binary students abroad by Brandeis University

How to apply for a passport. You can go to a post office or a store like CVS, Costco, Rite-aid for photos (about $13.00) or do them yourself using a passport photo app/online service.

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