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Study Abroad in London
Study Abroad in London
Study Abroad in Berlin
Study Abroad in Berlin
Study Abroad in Taiwan
Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Study Abroad in Costa Rica

You Can Study Abroad!

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.

  • Programs are open to all adult students (some allow travelers under 18)
  • Students are not required to speak a foreign language to participate
  • Financial aid and scholarships may apply

Taiwan & China programs canceled for 2020

Costa Rica, Alajuela - Summer 2020

Courses Offered:

  • 5 credits of Spanish immersion

United Kingdom, London - Fall 2020

London, England is an international hub of vibrancy and culture. This program will explore culture, children's literature, and creative writing through the lens of this dynamic and exciting city.

Courses Offered:

British Life and Culture
Children's Literature
Creative Writing

Germany - CBYX Exchange

Intern and work in Germany for 1 year (limited to ages 18 ½ - 24) (full academic year)

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 spend one year in each other's countries studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Spain, Barcelona - Fall 2021

Barcelona is simply a spectacular city in which to study and live. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe and by far the most modern city in Spain. This program will blend Spanish language classes with 2 additional classes, which will be announced once the faculty for this trip are selected.

Courses Offered:

  • Spanish Language
  • Two additional courses, TBD

Germany, Berlin - Spring 2021

In this program, you will explore Berlin's rich musical and cinematic traditions, as well as the city's cutting edge contemporary scenes. Study film in the city where film was first considered as an art form, and visit the oldest large-scale film studio in the world, where Fritz Lang's famous Metropolis was filmed, and more recently films by the Coen Brothers and Wes Anderson.

Courses Offered:

German Life and Culture
Introduction to Film
Music Appreciation (MUSC& 105)

Australia & New Zealand - Winter 2021

More information coming soon!

Critical Language Scholarship 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.

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