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Study Away involves a credit-bearing course specifically designed around a group-travel experience led by faculty. Study Away experiences may be local, regional, national or international.

These experiences are designed to prepare students of how to travel, acquire a functional knowledge of cultural practices and draw connections from the travel experience to course outcomes.

Participating in a study away trip is a great addition to your experience at GRCC.

Summer 2023 Destinations: Austria/Germany, Costa Rica, and Spain

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Each trip is designed by faculty with specific expertise in the destinations being traveled and building a unique itinerary that is connected to the curriculum of the course. 

  • A unique experience. Most community colleges don’t offer study away experiences.
  • Gain additional skills.   Cultural competency, personal responsibility, fundamentals of travel, intermediate language skills, and more.
  • Receive support.  College staff will assist you every step of the way.  We have resources focused on obtaining a passport, mental health, traveling with a disability, and more. 


Students who are prepared to take on additional personal responsibility are strongly encouraged to apply.  Students must meet the following to be eligible: 

  • Must be 18-years old prior to departure.
  • Must have a valid passport prior to departure.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Can not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA above a 2.0 prior to departure.
  • Must have travel and health insurance prior to departure.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to departure.

Application Process

Students typically apply during the Fall semester.  Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  Your next step is to simply schedule a meeting with a Study Away Representative to walk you through the process.