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.

Costa Rica: Pura Vida

March 23 – March 31, 2019

Cost: $2,780

Join the Pitt Community College Public Service and Fine Arts Department as we will venture to the sunny and tropical country of Costa Rica. Situated in the lower portion of Central America and spanning both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica abounds in natural beauty, unique wildlife, and ancient culture to explore. We’ll snorkel, paddle kayaks, drift on rafts, and zoom via zip-lines to have an up-close and personal experience within the beautiful tropical eco-systems. Come and explore the gorgeous and ever-changing landscapes and natural resources of Costa Rica. Join the group and learn the meaning of Pura Vida, it’s more than a phrase it’s a way of life!

Interest Meetings:

Thursday, October 4   2:00PM   SGA Conference Room Goess
Tuesday, October 9    2:30PM  VEW 75
Tuesday, October 16  2:30PM  VEW 75

View the full brochure and sign up here: Costa Rica: Pura Vida (will open new window)

For more information contact:
Dr. Dan Mayo at (252) 493-7531 or dmayo@email.pittcc.edu

PCC Global: Explore

Healthcare and Nursing in London

May 13 – May 19, 2019

Cost: $3,290

This program is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in learning more about the British Healthcare systems. Participants will get to see where modern Nursing began and visit other historic sites in London like Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, and more.

During the spring of 2019, PCC student has the option to take HMT 210: Medical Insurance, RAD 161: Clinical Education II, RAD 261: Clinical Education V, or ECO 252: Principles of Macroeconomics

View the full brochure and sign up here: Healthcare and Nursing in London (will open new window)

Interest meetings:
September 6, 2018, 9:00 am- 10:00 am in front of the Fulford Building
September 20, 2018, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Fulford 110
October 4, 2018, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Fulford 110

For more information contact:
Karen Sabo at (252) 493-7251 or ksabo@email.pittcc.edu

Ireland: International Public Service

June 10 – June 17, 2019

Cost: $3,250

This program is open to all students, faculty, and staff members interested in learning more about the Irish criminal justice system. Participants will get to visit Dublin courts, take a guided tour of Kilmainham Jail, visit the Ballyshannon famine sites, Sliabh Liag Cliffs, take surf lessons, go horseback riding and more!

During the spring of 2019, PCC students have the option to take HUM 180-01: International Study Abroad focused on Ireland or HUM 180-02: Global Perspectives on Criminal Justice through the lens of Irish History & Culture.

Interest meeting:
September 19, 2018, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Russell 201

Or contact:
Dawn Ellis at (252) 493-7718 or dellis@email.pittcc.edu

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