International Programs at Lower Columbia College offers students the opportunity to
participate in exchange programs or to take Washington State Community College Classes
taught by Washington State Community College professors, in an international setting.
Programs are offered during fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. We can also
assist you to apply for fully funded programs offered by government agencies.
Berlin, Germany is an international hub of vibrancy and culture. This program will
use dynamic and exciting city as the backdrop to the courses offered. More information
will be posted once the faculty leaders are chosen for the program.
Spend 10 - 12 weeks in the summer studying a language of critical need. Most languages
offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience
studying critical languages. Check here for the previous language requirements for
Application period for Summer 2023 opened in September 2022 and applications are due
November 15, 2022.
Intern and work in Germany for 1 year (limited to ages 18 ½ - 24) (full academic year)
Application period for 2024-25 will open in September 2023, applications will be due
December 1, 2023.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship
funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides
75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity
to a one year exchange studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion
Travel with a cohort of other students to Dublin, Ireland from July 11 - August 6th
(these dates could change). Requirements: The program invites applications from students
who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are from ethnic backgrounds typically underrepresented
on study abroad programs.
Applications for the program are due February 14th for the upcoming summer.
The program explores the impact that effective leaders have had on social justice
movements and critical peace and conflict resolution efforts around the world. Frederick
Douglass Global Fellows will explore conflict and injustice from various perspectives
and the leaders who sought to affect positive change for their communities and their
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