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Study Abroad

KCC student Zack RuppStudy in a foreign country! You could be like Zack Rupp, who studied in spring 2015 in Canterbury, England, after receiving KCC's Study Abroad scholarship.

Read about Zack's experience on his blog Across the Blog.

Listen to Zack's WKCC interview with James Jones on this podcast.

Study literature, history, art, politics

The program gives you a better understanding of other cultures by offering the opportunity to study literature, history, art and politics in a foreign land.

Choose from short-term summer programs and semester-long programs in

  • Salzburg, Austria (fall, spring or summer)
  • San Jose, Costa Rica (summer only)
  • Canterbury, England (fall or spring)
  • Dijon, France (summer only)
  • Hyderabad, India (summer only)
  • Carlow, Ireland (fall or spring)
  • Seville, Spain (fall, spring or summer)

This opportunity is available through KCC's participation in the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs. The ICISP website has more information.


To apply, you must have

  • completed at least 12 semester hours of college credit courses at KCC
  • completed ENGL 1613 with at least a "B"
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75. 

Application deadlines

Program application deadlines are April 1 for the following fall semester and Oct. 1 for the following spring semester. Summer term deadlines vary, depending on the program selected. Study abroad applications are available from Cydney Boyd at 815-802-8584​ or at

Financial aid

KCC-approved Study Abroad courses may be considered when determining enrollment status for assistance under the Title IV and HEA programs. Enrollment in these courses may be included when applying for financial aid assistance.


Scholarships are available

A Study Abroad Scholarship is available through the KCC Foundation. Go to the scholarship website for more information, including application deadline dates. Scholarships awarded each spring would be available for use in the upcoming semesters of summer, fall, or spring. To be eligible for a Study Abroad Foundation Scholarship, you must intend to earn an associate degree at KCC and have completed 24 semester hours of college credit courses by the time you begin the semester abroad.​​