Washington State Community College Consortium For Study Abroad

Partner School Programs

Posted by Leah Charbonneau On November - 7 - 2013

WCCCSA has 15 member colleges and often members run their own study abroad programs open to other member community college students. For more information on these programs contact your school’s Study Abroad Coordinator or the organizing school’s coordinator directly.


  • Winter 2015 Australia/New Zealand Quarter Abroad- Green River Community College

5 weeks in Melbourne, Australia
5 weeks in Auckland, New Zealand
Winter Quarter
15 college credits
January – March , 2015

Applications are now being accepted – Remember winter here is summer down-under!

Study abroad and earn 15 Green River credits in sunny Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

Contact: Cindy Card (253) 833-9111 ext. 2160 email: ccard@greenriver.edu


  • Japan Quarter Abroad- Green River Community College

You can be part of a cohort group of 25-30 students from Green River Community College and other Colleges to live and study in Tokyo, Japan in this 10-week study abroad program.  Earn 15 Green River transfer credits in Digital Photography, Creative Writing and Japanese Culture.

Experienced Community College faculty members will lead the group and teach the curriculum along with local Japanese faculty members.  Japanese students will assist as language partners and to help with customs and cultural adjustments.
Dates: September 24- December 3, 2014
Costs: $6,090 (plus $200 airport taxes) includes airfare
Application deadline: July 8, 2014

Application Documents: Agreement and Release Form Japan Fall2014JapanApplication Health Information 2014 Japan Medical Authorization 2014 Japan

For more information: Contact: Cindy Card (253) 833-9111 ext. 2160 email: ccard@greenriver.edu http://www.greenriver.edu/academics/study-abroad/japan.htm


  • Seattle Community Colleges- Teach in China Program

The Seattle Community Colleges have established an agreement with Buckland International Education Group in China to allow community college students without Bachelor’s degrees or Teaching ESL credentials to have a paid teaching experience in China. The first cohort of teacher trainees began their contract in early February, 2012. Contracts are for 4.5 months (semester). Teaching takes place throughout China in public elementary, junior high and senior high schools. Participants with Bachelor’s degrees may join the program and, if hired, will receive a higher salary.

Beginning in February 2013, students from colleges and universities around Washington State are welcome to participate in the SCCD exchange program. Apply through the online materials.

This is a great opportunity to learn Chinese, gain cross cultural experience, earn a little money, acquire teaching experience and have an incredible adventure!

For more information:



  • South Seattle Community College Spain & Portugal Wine Tour

Summer 2014 travel across Spain learning about the life, culture and wine of Spain. Program Dates: June 23-July 5, 2014

Program Description: Join the Northwest Wine  Academy’s faculty led trip to Spain and Portugal Summer 2014. Spend 13 days  exploring the wine, culture and country of Spain and Portugal. The tour begins  in San Sebastian, in the Basque country and will weave throughout Spanish wine  country ending with a few days in Portugal. Visit vineyards, wineries, and  tasting rooms in Spain and Portugal’s wine country.

Program Cost: 1,900 Euro for double occupancy or  2,535 Euro for single occupancy rooming (this includes application fee and deposit)

Application deadline and deposit due: March 15, 2014 Final Payment due: June 1, 2014

For more information: http://www.southseattle.edu/study-abroad/programs/spain-portugal-wine-trip.aspx or email leah.charbonneau@seattlecolleges.edu