Study Abroad

Program Cost & Requirements

  • The cost of the short-term programs (8-14 days) ranges from $1,850-3,500 per person
  • TCC tuition and fees are in addition to the program cost
  • Early deposits are required. Non-refundable restrictions and cancellation penalties may apply
  • Trips are small group based, usually 10-20 participants
  • Students should check with the Financial Aid office to determine if they qualify for financial aid
  • Students participating in a travel abroad experience are required to purchase international travel insurance directly from iNext. Study abroad faculty leaders will communicate with students regarding the purchasing process for travel insurance.

Questions?

Direct Financial Aid questions to stephen.ellison@tulsacc.edu. Use a subject line of Study Abroad & Financial Aid and be sure to include your student T#.

Direct Programming Questions to douglas.price@tulsacc.edu.

Destinations

Join us on a voyage of discovery with our 2024 Study Abroad Destinations, where each trip is a gateway to breathtaking sights, and life-changing cultural and educational experiences.

Questions?

If you have questions about a specific destination, reach out to the trip coordinator. 

For general questions about our study abroad trips, contact Global Learning at globaled@tulsacc.edu.

Street view of New Yorkers crossing the street in front of rows of yellow taxis at Time Square in New York City.

Sam valadi, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

New York City

French novelist and essayist Marcel Proust once said, “The real journey of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Former New Yorker, Professor Kasty France will be your guide as you immerse your senses in the New York state of mind and the creative writing process. Take in the awe-inspiring sights from the top of the Empire State Building, hear the symphony of honking taxis and jackhammers, delight in the diverse flavors of the city’s many cultures, feel Central Park’s Great Lawn under your feet, and even experience the unique scent of the subway on a warm day.

For more information, travel dates, and to sign up, contact Prof. Kasty France kasty.france@tulsacc.edu.

The sun sets behind a London skyline. The Tower Bridge and the River Thames are in the foreground with the city stretching into the horizon.

Ilya Grigorik, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

London, England

Take a journey across “the pond” this summer to visit one of the greatest cities in the world, London. You’ll encounter rich global history at the British Museum, see historical landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, visit the medieval city of Oxford, and take in the words of Shakespeare at the world-famous Globe theater – all while earning Humanities credit. The great English writer Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote that London contains “all that life can afford” and it’s true. I have been traveling to London for more than 20 years and lived there as a student. Let’s explore it together. Join me in May 2024!

For more information, travel dates, and to sign up, contact Prof. Mary Kathryn Moeller mary.moeller@tulsacc.edu.

France

Experience a small-town feel and get to know some French families and “real” French culture. Expand your horizon: try new food, play “pétanque” with locals, experience a small-town market, and discover the beautiful Champagne region! And then, with its grand boulevards, world-famous monuments, unparalleled literary and artistic history, and simple joie de vivre, Paris is a city that will change you forever! 

Speaking French is not a prerequisite to participate in this trip.

For more information, travel dates, and to sign up, contact Prof. Francoise Sullivan francoise.sullivan@tulsacc.edu.

Italy

Explore the eternal cultural treasures in Italy! Travel to Rome and Florence to immerse yourself in the local culture, history, and culinary tradition. Students will view and learn from masterpieces such as The Sistine Chapel, The Colosseum, and the Duomo in Florence. Throughout this program, you will walk in the footprints of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Raphael to learn about and experience their technical decision-making as manifested through their masterworks. You will traverse through several of the world’s greatest collections of artworks including the Vatican Museum and the Uffizi Gallery. Students will create drawings to express and document the journey and to better understand the cultural and methodological significance of Italian culture through architecture, painting, and sculpture.

For more information, travel dates, and to sign up, contact Prof. Tyler Griese tyler.griese@tulsacc.edu.

Yasaka-dori early morning with street lanterns and the Tower of Yasaka (Hokan-ji Temple), Kyoto, Japan

Basile Morin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Japan

This Trip Is Full

Japan is extremely clean and safe, with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. The public transit system is highly efficient, clean, and punctual. The food is nutritious and delicious while it may seem very different to an American palate. The people live in harmony and peace (also they are courteous and helpful). The isolated geography has shaped the culture, food, and architecture. Come join the group and experience what you have been missing!

Study Abroad Resources

Traveling abroad does not have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go. If your passport is expiring within the next three months, you need to renew it before departing.

Check out some of the internationally-focused events in the Tulsa area.

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.