“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  . . . . Mark Twain


1. What are the basic requirements to be a Study Abroad student?

    • You must have completed English 100 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better before you apply.
    • You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 at the time you apply.
    • You must have completed 12 units of college credit before you apply.
    • You must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the program.

2. What is involved in the application process?

    • Complete Application and Forms
    • Meeting: Students with completed applications will be contacted for a personal meeting.
    • Selection Process: A selection committee will meet to review each application, transcripts, and interview report.
    • Deadline: See specific programs for their due dates. The Study Abroad Program has a limited enrollment.
      Please submit your materials as soon as possible.
    • All students, please send or deliver all application materials directly to:

Kristen Wiederholt
Fullerton Library Office Building 800,
Second Floor, Room: 823

(714) 732-5688

3. What expenses can a Study Abroad student be expected to have?

The following expenses are the responsibility of the student:

    • The total amount of the program cost, as listed in the vendor’s contract.
      This amount includes airfare, housing, and excursions.
    • Tuition and books.
    • The North Orange County Community College District requires students in its Study Abroad Program to obtain additional insurance.  Cost to the student has been around $150.
    • Food and miscellaneous expenses while on site.
    • Personal travel not included in the contract.

4. Where do I take the passport photos?

    • You can download the app, Passport Photo Booth App, and print them much cheaper than what your local drugstore will charge (about $13 for two photos). It costs about .50 cents to print the photos using the app.
    • Some places you can get them at are: your local drugstore, Costco, Post Office, UPS, etc.