Study Abroad

Study abroad courses are offered for credit or non-credit, although most programs are for credit.

Group and individual travel options are available with programs varying from short-term (7–10 days) to being abroad for a semester or for an internship.

Students accepted to a study abroad program are eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships up to $3,000.

Why Study Abroad?

  • Professional Growth: Employers in today's global work market look for candidates with the ability to work with people from different cultures and background.

  • Academic Enhancement: Students who study abroad tend to have higher GPA upon returning.

  • Intercultural Development: Experience different values first hand and learn to understand and appreciate a different culture and see it in a new light.

  • Personal Development: Study abroad helps boost self-confidence and tolerance to unpredicted situations. This skill will help you become more self-reliant and independent.

Students are encouraged to participate in these unique educational and cultural experiences, as they may enhance their employment opportunities.

Upcoming Trips

All Hawkeye Community College study abroad trips have been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19. To discuss opportunities to study abroad outside of Hawkeye Community College and available scholarships, please contact the study abroad coordinator.

Current and Past Programs

  • Haiti: Developing Farming Practices
  • Russia: Peer-to-Peer Dialogue
  • Greece
  • Dominican Republic — Sociological Perspectives
  • Denmark — Animal Science Topics

A Parent Guide to Study Abroad

A Parent Guide to Study Abroad [pdf], published by the Institute of International Education and the American Institute For Foreign Study, is a valuable resource offering the most comprehensive advice available.


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Contact Information

Study Abroad Coordinator

Melissa Klein
Student Services office
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2320 ext.1087
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