Study Abroad

Start at Onondaga Community College and you can go just about anywhere-literally. Our Study Abroad program will provide you with opportunities to explore distant places as you discover your own place in the world. Take a short trip, a semester or the whole summer. Study a foreign language. Learn firsthand about other cultures. Make lifelong friends.  

Study Abroad Trips at Onondaga

Each year Onondaga offers classes that allow students the chance to complete their last few weeks of coursework abroad. Students take trips to visit ancient ruins, engage in service learning projects, and explore different cultures across the world. Recent Study Abroad classes have been offered in Sociology, History, Anthropology, Art, Spanish, and Nursing. To learn about upcoming classes with study abroad options contact Wendy Allen, Director of Academic Services,

SUNY Overseas Program

Since Onondaga Community College is an institution within the State University of  New York system, OCC students may participate in many of the numerous SUNY study abroad programs. However, students accepted to a SUNY overseas program still register at OCC. If eligible, financial aid may be used to pay for these programs.

It is important to note that you have to plan ahead if you are interested in studying abroad. For example, financial aid must be filed by October 15 for Spring semester and February 15 for Fall sessions.  In addition, various overseas programs have early admissions deadlines. You need to start your preparation a semester in advance of when you want to go abroad.

To be eligible you must be at least 18 years of age. You must have completed 30 credit hours. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. You must have a written faculty recommendation. Other qualifications may apply by program.  Find out more about the SUNY Study Abroad Program