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Study Abroad Opportunities

Interested in earning credit in a different country? Explore the opportunities below!

Found a program you are interested in applying for at a different school? Set up an appointment with an advisor and we can help you through the process!

Why Study Abroad?

Study abroad is a crucial part of a well-rounded undergraduate education.  Our world is interconnected and in order to be successful, it is important to become a global citizen.  Studying abroad is one of the best ways to build cross-cultural communication skills, achieve proficiency in a foreign language, develop new perspectives, experience personal growth, and develop important career and life skills.

Many four-year institutions are requiring or highly encouraging an international experience. 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Programs

Costa Rica

Offered every spring semester. While studying Spanish, students also take two additional courses in environmental science, sociology or writing taught in English at the Instituto de Cultura y Lengua de Costaricense (ICLC) in Alajuela. Applications were due November 1, 2013 for the 2014 program.  Please contact Dale Omundson at dale.omundson@anokaramsey.edu or Joan McKearnan at joan.mckearnan@anokaramsey.edu for more information.

Service-Learning in the Dominican Republic

Program has been canceled for spring 2014; however will be offered again spring break 2015.  Cost is estimated to be $1,900 including airfare, ground transport, lodging, and food.  For more information, please contact Terry Teppen (Biology instructor) at terry.teppen@anokaramsey.edu or S110.

Short-Term Programs

Normandale Community College

BUSN in Hong Kong (BUSN 2900)

March 8-14, 2014. Costs; approximately $3,400 plus tuition (3 credits). Study abroad in one of the financial capitals of the world (Hong Kong) and visit one of the entertainment cities of the world (Macau). Contact Dan Creed at dan.creed@normandale.edu or 952-358-8689 for information and application or sign-up online at www.passports.com (tour #DCREED2013-2).

Business in India (ACCT 1900)

May 9 - 17, 2014. Short term study abroad opportunity of business with an emphasis in accounting. Costs: $3700 plus tuition (2 credits). For information, contact Ash Patel at ash.patel@normandale.edu or 952-358-8311.

History of Europe (HIST 2900)

May 20 - 30, 2014. Costs: approximately $3609.00 plus tuition (3 credits). Study the history of Europe with stops in England, France, and Germany. Contact Bernard Maegi at bernard.maegi@normandale.edu or 952-358-8681.

Business in Russia (BUSN 1900)

July 14 - 22, 2014 . Study and compare the business models between American and Russian businesses while visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg. Cost is approximately $3,540 plus tuition (3 credits). Contact Dan Creed at 952-358-8689 or dan.creed@normandale.edu for information and application.

Riverland Community College 

 London Dash

Offered odd numbered years only (Spring 2015 is next offering).  2 or 4 credits in Music or Theater.

Big Arts in the Big Apple

Wednesday, March 19-Sunday, March 23, 2014.  Two credits in humanities (THTR 2600 or MUSC 2600).  Registrations accepted until December 13, 2013 or until space is filled. Contact: Scott Blakenbaker, Music at sblanken@riverland.edu or 800-247-5039.

Rochester Community and Technical College 


August 14-25, 2014. Earn up to 5 credits in only 10 days (plus pre-trip homework). SPAN 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 credits) and SPAN 2111 Conversational Spanish (2 credits). For more information, contact Lillyam Arroyave at 507-285-7109 lillyam.arroyave@rctc.edu.


Winter break 2015. Three credits in Intercultural Communication. For more information, contact Lori Halverson lori.halverson@rctc.edu or 507-285-7553.

Semester Programs

Lake Superior College

Semester in Italy

Ital 1010 Italian for Beginners (5 credits).  Comm 1115 Intercultural Communication (3 credits), 2 Fine Arts electives, or online courses through Lake Superior College.  Contact italyprogram@lsc.edu for more information.

Mankato State University


Study Spanish in several destinations!  For costs and program information, contact James Grabowski at JamesGrabowski@mnsu.edu.

Sant'Anna Institute

Sorrento, Italy

Semester or summer sessions

University of Wisconsin-River Falls


Fall, spring, and summer sessions

Live and study in a 300 year-old castle in Dalkeith, Scotland, six miles from Edinburgh.  Cost approximately $7800 including room and board, and tuition. Airfare is separate.

  • Summer 2014 - Absolute deadline is April 1, 2014
  • Fall 2014 - Absolute deadline is May 15, 2014
  • China

    Experience China!  Set in beautiful Hangzhou, Experience China provides a rich, cultural immersion with the comfrot and safety of an organized and well-staffed international learning community.



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