Study Abroad

STUDY ABROAD   

Our Spring/ Summer Short-Term Programs for 2015 are available for your exploration.  To view where you and your fellow students may be heading next summer, click on the destinations on the left to see what trips are in store for you for the 2015 Spring/ Summer Short-Term Program season.

FYI - The benefits of participating in a study abroad trip include the following: the opportunity to learn more about your own culture from a different perspective and develop a firsthand understanding of other cultures, people and places; form friendships that will last a lifetime; increase self-confidence and to demonstrate to prospective employers that you are internationally aware - it looks great on a resume.
One-two weeks not enough?  Please consider longer term study abroad trips.  These study abroad experiences are typically 1-2 semesters.  Click HERE to see our 1-2 semester program locations.

General notes:

  • Cost of the short-term programs (8-17 days) ranges from $1,700-3,300 per person.
  • TCC tuition is in addition to the program cost.

  • Early deposits are required. Non-refundable restrictions and cancelation penalties may apply.
  • Trips are small group based, usually 8-20 participants.
  • Students should check with the Financial Aid office to determine if they qualify for financial aid.

 

Impact of Study Abroad on Intercultural Sensitivity

In collaboration with TCC’s Office of Planning and Institutional Research, a pre and post study was conducted on our study abroad participants to measure the impact of the study abroad experience on students’ intercultural sensitivity.  When comparing the pre and post surveys, two items were found to have significant changes. Those changes were “I can be as sociable as I want to be when interacting with people from different cultures,” and “I tend to wait before forming an impression of culturally-distinct counterparts.”  Of the students that participated in the research, 50% of them had never traveled outside the United States prior to the study abroad trip.  In the open-ended question about civic or community involvement, students reported interest in volunteering in the following areas: hospitals, dental clinics, Tulsa city county library, voice for Study Abroad, child development, arts, language club, cultural event activities, hosting an exchange student, parks and recreation, and colleges.  Click HERE to see the program analysis data.   

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