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Study Abroad Programs

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) offers various study abroad opportunities through the Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, Madera Community College, and Oakhurst campus. These programs are developed, coordinated, and led by faculty at the campuses, and cover various areas of study and different locations throughout the world. Approximately 600 students have participated in study abroad programs since 2001.

If you wish to speak to someone about any of the programs, please contact:

Dr. Margaret Hiebert, Coordinator of International Education (559) 243-7265

Scholarships Available


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Study Abroad Application

Download the Study Abroad Application PDF to apply for a program. Be sure to click on the submit button located on the last page of the form. NOTE: Application will be revised with updated COVID-19 information at a later date.

Download the Study Abroad Application (PDF)

Study Abroad Locations

Pending state and federal travel guidelines as well as campus and district administrator approval, SCCCD will offer the following study abroad programs in Summer 2021:


Summer 2021

Join Madera Community College and Oakhurst College Center faculty members Dr. Brad Millar and Dr. Frank Yancey on an adventurous 10-day study abroad program to Cuba. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit a beautiful Caribbean island nation to which travel is restricted for most Americans.  Participants can enroll in Communication-1 (Public Speaking) and/or Biology-2 (Environmental Science). Each fulfills a separate general education requirement for the AA or transfer student.  Communication-1 will focus on public speaking in relation to Cuban culture, history, and politics; Biology-2 will examine the natural ecosystems and native wildlife of Cuba, including many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that are found nowhere else. Visit Old Havana, several cultural and natural history museums, a variety of national parks and preserves, and the infamous Bay of Pigs.  Scheduled activities include viewing the unique flora, fauna, and ecosystems of Cuba, snorkeling pristine Caribbean coral reefs, dancing to Cuban rhythms and beats, and meeting and conversing with local farmers and merchants. Experience authentic Cuban culture and cuisine while housing with a Cuban family. Cost is approximately $3,000-$3,500 based on the number of participants. Various forms of student financial aid are available.  Please contact Dr. Brad Millar or Dr. Frank Yancey for more details, or to add your name to an interest list of those wishing to receive additional information on the program as it becomes available.


Summer 2021

Laurie Taylor and Dr. Sarkisian will be leading a study abroad program to Greece in Summer 2021. Laurie Taylor will be teaching ANTHRO 3: Intro to Archaeology & World Pre-History and Dr. Sarkisian will be teaching COMM 1: Public Speaking. Students will be engaged in hybrid lessons (online & face-to-face instruction) while learning about the culture and the context of ANTHRO 3 and COMM 1 in Athens, Greece for three (3) weeks from 5/24 until 6/11. Site visits and day trips include: Acropolis, MET College, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Corinth, Aristotle’s Lyceum, and a day trip to the island of Hydra. By the end of the trip and completion of coursework, students will have earned 3 or 6 units towards their general education and transfer degrees as well as an introduction to Greek culture.

If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out this Google interest form and we will contact you shortly with additional details.

Honors Program Study in Ireland

Tentative Dates: June 7-20, 2021

District Honors Programs will offer a Study Abroad experience in Ireland.

  • English 1BH, Introduction to Literature
  • Honors 4, International Cultural Exploration

Classes are taught by faculty at SCCCD and expert guest lecturers from the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. Guided field trips are led by faculty and expert guides. All outdoor and adventure activities are led by qualified instructors. Excursions include Dublin; Derry City in Northern Ireland; Donegal; Yeats Country.

For more information, please contact: