Study Abroad

Ocean County College offers exciting Study Abroad opportunities to promote cross cultural understanding and awareness of global perspectives.  All OCC study abroad seminars are led by OCC faculty members and are open to students and the community.  Eligible OCC students may apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship through the OCC Foundation (see information below). 

Our superb international travel experiences include:

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Travel to the Middle East/North Africa with OCC!

The Study Abroad in MENA (Middle East/North Africa Region) Travel Seminar (HUM 251) provides an unforgettable immersion into the cosmopolitan culture of a highly westernized, Muslim majority nation. Students will live and eat most meals with host families, experiencing Islamic culture from the inside. They will attend daily Arabic/Hebrew Language lessons as well as lectures on topics relating to immigration, human rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and issues of Muslim/Jewish identity. There will be guided tours of major cities; musical performances and art exhibitions; visits to mosques, synagogues, and museums; and special lunches at excellent pre-selected restaurants as well as a “weekly souk” activity.

This seminar is offered with support from a US Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program Grant.

The travel portion of this seminar is scheduled over OCC’s Summer Session I. Students will earn four credits and participate in a course (Morocco: Language and Culture) that meets both Humanities and Diversity requirements, and relates to the Middle Eastern Studies Certificate program that has been established at OCC.  Members of the community are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis. 

For information or an application, contact Maria Potter, College Lecturer, Middle Eastern Studies at: or 732 255 0400 x2495.

Registration Deadline: March 2016.

Further travels with OCC!

At this time, we are actively investigating possible new Study Abroad adventures for our students—experiencing History in Greece; Art in Italy; Politics in Cuba…

If you are interested in any of the above possibilities, or have other suggestions and itineraries in mind, please contact Dr. Marilyn Kralik, OCC Study Abroad Coordinator, at 732-255-0400, ext. 2276, or

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

Ocean County College is a proud member of Community Colleges for International Development.  CCID provides an international network for community colleges to further their internationalization initiatives and to enhance the development of a globally competent workforce for the communities they serve.

CCID also offers study abroad opportunities through its Troika program.  These short-term, faculty-led travel opportunities take students around the globe to study global business, culture, science, economics, healthcare and more.  Students earn college credits while experiencing a trip of a lifetime!

For more information about CCID, please visit

Scholarships For Study Abroad

OCC Foundation Scholarships:  The OCC Foundation frequently offers partial scholarships for full-time OCC students to participate in OCC-sponsored travel seminars and study abroad experiences.  Students should contact the professor leading the travel seminar for information on OCC Foundation scholarships available for that particular study abroad trip.

Outside Programs & Scholarships:  The US State Department lists study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities at