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International Programs & Study Abroad

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Study Abroad

Enrich your college experience by participating in a Study Abroad program through Coast Colleges.  Programs in foreign language, art history and literature are just a few of the credits you can earn while experiencing life in London, Paris, Rome or one of our other wonderful destinations.

For information about current programs, contact Dr. Andreea Serban, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology at 714-438-4698 or aserban@cccd.edu.

2024 Programs

Destination Program Dates Program Information
Florence, Italy 06/06/2024 - 07/06/2024 Brochure
Madrid, Spain 06/06/2024 - 07/05/2024 Brochure
St. Andrews, Inverness & Oban, Scotland 06/08/2024 - 07/05/2024
Madrid, Spain 07/01/2024 - 07/31/2024 Brochure

Additional programs will be added upon approval.

Information for Faculty

Information for Students

Application Process:
Please read the brochure for your program carefully and complete all forms. All students must purchase medical insurance from the student insurance provider.  

Student Participation Agreement: 

Please print, fill out, and sign the student participation agreement. It must be submitted to the faculty that is leading the study abroad program no later than May 15, 2024.

Student Insurance:
All program participants are required to purchase short-term outbound study abroad medical insurance through an approved District insurance provider. Please go to the links below to purchase the insurance for the respective study abroad program. The insurance must be purchased by May 15, 2024.

Please note that in summer 2024, there are two different programs in Madrid, Spain. Please be careful to select the correct program for Madrid, Spain based on the dates of the program included in the links below. The insurance is specific to each program and not interchangeable.

Florence - Italy June 6 2024-July 6 2024

Madrid - Spain June 6 2024-July 5 2024

Madrid - Spain July 1 2024-July 31 2024

St. Andrews Inverness and Oban – Scotland June 8 2024-July 5 2024

Please follow the instructions below when purchasing the insurance:
Each web page is prepopulated with some values. Those should not be changed: student street address, student city, student zip code, school name, plan name, country of origin.

The students need to enter:
  • Legal First Name and Last Name
  • Provice an email address that they check
  • Date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY – please note that this is not the format most of us are used to so it is important to pay attention to the required format
  • Student ID – the Student C number
  • Valid phone number
  • Check gender box
  • IGNORE the Visa Type – leave the value that is prepopulated as is
  • Do not change the amount that is prepopulated
  • Scroll down, enter the credit card information
  • Scroll down, check the box “I’m not a robot”
  • Click on Send

Information for Travel Providers


Please check the brochure for contact information for your program, or contact Educational Services and Technology at (714) 438-4698 or email.