Countries & Programs

JCCC offers several ways students can study abroad.


You can study in more than fifty countries through JCCC’s study abroad programs.

You can participate in any of the programs these consortia offer. You’ll be enrolled at JCCC, earn JCCC credits and be eligible for JCCC's financial aid.

Study Abroad Providers

CCIS: College Consortium for International Studies
JCCC is a member of the national College Consortium for International Studies. You can study abroad in any of consortium's programs at an in-consortium rate while receiving JCCC credit.

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. JCCC students can join any of CIEE’s study abroad programs or internships.

Central College
JCCC students can also choose to study abroad in programs sponsored by Central College in Pella, Iowa.

Partner Institutions

We also have direct placements with several institutions. Because we work with these schools directly, these programs are sometimes more economical.

North Polytechnical University (NPU), in Xi’an, China, offers up to 20 JCCC students per year full scholarships to study the Chinese culture and language.

The Reconnaissance Japan Program, J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, offers Japanese language skills and training courses from the introductory to advanced levels. A wide variety of culture and civilization courses on Japan taught in English are also offered each semester. Two semesters of college-level Japanese are required for eligibility.

Florence University of the Arts (FUA) offers a broad curriculum in English and flexible academic sessions are offered throughout the year for semester, quarter/short programs, January intersession, or various summer options.

Udmurt State University (UdSU) in Izhevsk, Russia; hosts JCCC study abroad students in an intensive Russian language program in the summer. Previous study of Russian is NOT required.

Service Trips

The Study Abroad Office also helps coordinate service learning trips each year.

Faculty-led Trips

Another way to study abroad is on a faculty-led trip. Throughout the year, different professors plan trips abroad to study various topics. Learn about upcoming and past trips.