Study abroad, see the world

While Maricopa Community Colleges offer diverse learning experiences, we also encourage our students to expand their horizons through travel. With our study abroad programs, you can explore the world while you work toward your degree, and gain an opportunity to build bridges with people you might not otherwise meet. You’ll earn credits while you discover other cultures, and attain new insight on connecting globally.

Visit beautiful places

Take in the art, architecture, landscapes, and vistas of some of the world’s most exciting cities – both modern and historic.

Experience other cultures

Expand your horizons and boost your resume by fully immersing yourself in other cultures and languages.

Earn credit

Work toward your degree while enjoying a life-changing educational experience that helps you grow professionally and personally.

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Become a global citizen

The global economy is here to stay, and being part of it means understanding the world and the people you meet from various perspectives.  Studying abroad can help you achieve this goal, helping you develop skills and knowledge that employers value, including expanded insight into:

• Cultural diversity

• Global awareness

• Historical awareness

• Humanities and fine arts

• Social and behavioral science

Explore the world

Studying abroad can help you take the next step toward your chosen career or explore new directions. Where will you go? With Maricopa Community Colleges, you can experience the world with the program that suits you and your interests best - all while earning transferable college credit.
An English country house with towers and turrets contrasting against its landscape

United Kingdom

Experience the history and modernity of three of the world’s greatest cities – London, Paris, and Edinburgh – with England as your home base.

View of Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey at sunset, Dublin, Ireland

Ireland

Spend the summer immersing yourself in the striking beauty, diverse culture, history, and heritage of the Emerald Isle.

Striking Japanese architecture with curved pagoda roofs

Japan

Get a glimpse into one of the world's most modern cultural, technological, and economic hubs.

View of domed rooftops and architecture of an historic Italian city

Italy

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!

A student looks at a scenic view of a village in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Discover Europe at its crossroads while studying the European Union in Prague, one of the world’s most beloved cities.

A village nestled in a cozy valley, with an old church and other structures, in the countryside of France

France

Visit one of the most beautiful parts of the world in order to learn and practice conversational French

A group of student tourists pose in front of typical city architecture in Belgium

Belgium

Get a glimpse into the EU and explore Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands with Brussels as your hub.

Overhead view of a Mexican city with colorful, historic architecture

Mexico

Earn credits while enjoying a culturally enriching experience in Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Mexico.

Study abroad information centers

To learn more about our life-changing study abroad programs, what’s available on each campus, and how to apply, visit the International Education Office on your campus.

Chandler-Gilbert
Community College

2626 E. Pecos Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225

480-732-7000

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Estrella Mountain
Community College

3000 North Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85323

623-935-8000

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GateWay
Community College

108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

602-286-8000

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Glendale
Community College

6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

623-845-3000

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Mesa
Community College

1833 West Southern
Mesa, AZ 85202

480-461-7000

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Paradise Valley
Community College

18401 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-787-6500

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Phoenix College

1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

602-285-7500

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Rio Salado College

2323 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

480-517-8000

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Scottsdale
Community College

9000 E. Chaparral Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

480-423-6000

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South Mountain
Community College

7050 S. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85042

602-243-8000

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