Study Abroad

The District has determined that it is in the best interest of the health and well-being of students and faculty to cancel our participation in Spring 2021 Florence Study Abroad as well as London Fall 2021. In Fall 21, we look forward to recruiting for a Spring 2022 Florence trip. (updated 12/10/2020)

Contra Costa Community College District invites you to participate in our study abroad programs. Courses are taught by community college professors and may be UC and CSU transferable. Students can enjoy and learn from their valuable experiences in a foreign country, while accumulating course credits from their host college. Financial aid is available to students that qualify. This is a once in a lifetime chance for you to take classes overseas, gain academic credit and experience a different culture!

Short Term Academic Study Away Program

Don't have the time or the finances to consider a semester length study abroad program? Obtain college credit, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain valuable academic and professional experience.

Learn more about our current programs.

Why Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a rewarding experience on many levels. Below are just a few of the benefits:

  • Change your world perspective
  • Explore another culture
  • Learn more about your own culture
  • Experience personal growth
  • Build your résumé

Three eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • G.P.A. of 2.25 or higher
  • Completed at least 12 college units 

Past Study Abroad offerings

  • Florence, Italy (spring 2018)
  • Barcelona, Spain (fall 2017)
  • London, England (fall 2016)

Programs are offered by the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC) in partnership with AIFS.

If you have questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office, DVC FO 219, 925-969-2507 or email