Abroad Opportunities

PCC Global: Study Abroad Options

Pitt Community College is committed to help students and faculty become more globally competent through education abroad opportunities that extend the borders of the classroom and create a deeper level of understanding of the subject matter, the world around us, and how the two are interconnected.

We offer different types of study abroad options that include PCC GLOBAL: Explore, an academic based program that focuses of cultural exploration and discipline related instruction and PCC GLOBAL: Serve, a service learning based program that focuses on cultural exploration while participating in a service project in the host country.  Each program offers a unique experience for the participant.

Study Abroad Application

Students, faculty, and staff may apply for the study abroad trips at the link below:

Study Abroad Application – Please view this Application Guide for helpful information in filling out your Study Abroad application.

Any interested PCC Alumni or community member should contact Amelia Bain at abain@email.pittcc.edu to receive a paper application.

IETS and Study Abroad Application Help Sessions:

Get help filling out your study abroad application or IETS application.

Vernon White Building, Room 175

Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 pm
Monday, Sept. 24 at 3 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 2 pm

Students may apply for the International Education Travel Scholarship (IETS) as a supplemental assistance in the fall prior to their study abroad program.  Please note: IETS funding is only to be considered as a supplemental scholarship; payment arrangements can be made.

London and Paris: Fine Arts, History, and Culture

May 11 – May 18, 2020

Cost: $3,610

Trip Leaders:
Regina Garcia (English), 252-493-7568, rgarcia@email.pittcc.edu
Michael Stephenson (Music), 252-493-7493, rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu 

Participants will experience a wonderfully designed tour of London and Paris and peer through a lens of Fine Arts, History, and Culture! This trip is open to PCC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Friends! It will be an experience you don’t want to miss! In addition to what you see highlighted on the website itinerary, we plan to explore Stratford-Upon-Avon, attend a musical on the West End, and tour a French Opera House!

For more information regarding pricing and trip schedule, you may visit www.efcst.com/2254937AZ , and for any other questions, you may contact the trip leaders as listed.

Trip Information Sessions:

August 22, 2:00 pm, RR 136

September 25, 2:00 pm, RR 137

October 23, 2:00 pm, RR 136

November 20, 2:00 pm, RR 136

Environment and Culture in Costa Rica

May 13 – May 21, 2020

Cost: $3,100 (or less depending on room size)

Trip Leaders:

Don King (Associate of General Education) 252-493-7457, dking@email.pittcc.edu
Angela Boyd (Nursing) 252-493-7338, aboyd@email.pittcc.edu

Participants will embark on an amazing journey to many parts of Costa Rica.  Locations visited include San Jose, Arenal Region, Los Chiles, Monteverde, Central Pacific Coast, Sarchi and so much more.  At its heart, the Central American country boasts an epic landscape that is home to nearly 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Discover how fragile these endangered ecosystems are as you travel through different rainforest preserves and unearth dazzling displays of color and sound.

For more information regarding pricing and trip schedule, you may visit www.efcollegestudytours.com/2200580km.

You can also contact the group leaders listed above for more information.  EF Travel Support team is available as well to answer questions about any EF travel program at 877-485-4184.

Trip Information Sessions:

August 29, 2:00 pm, RR 225

September 26, 2:00 pm, RR 225

October 17, 2:00 pm, RR 225

November 21, 2:00 pm, RR 225

For general information about any of the above programs, students should contact the trip leaders.