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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.

Study Abroad

Through the Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) Walla Walla Community College offers study abroad programs to many destinations around the world. This will provide opportunities for WWCC students to study abroad to many destinations around the world. WCCCSA, in cooperation with providers like the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), offers specially tailored programs for first-time international travelers. Support includes pre-program advising, a pre-departure orientation, as well as in-country support throughout the study abroad program.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain, 1857


Minimum application requirements for study abroad programs

  • Be at least 17 years of age (18 years of age for some programs)
  • Completion of at least 12 college-level credits
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5


How to get Financial Aid for your Study Abroad experience:

Key to getting Financial Aid support for your chosen program is to make an appointment with the Walla Walla Community College Financial Aid advising staff. Contact: (509) 527-4301 or financial.aid@wwcc.edu

A very important factor in participating in Study Abroad programs is to plan ahead and make appointments, both with the Financial Aid Advisor and the Study Abroad Advisor, at least 6 months before the program begins.


Important Updates

2020 – Winter: Australia/New Zealand; Spring: Berlin/Germany; Summer: Costa Rica; Short-term program to Belgium and France (Military History class); Fall: London/England; Tokyo/Japan.


Upcoming Deadlines:

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 – Berlin/Germany (for students wishing to purchase the group flight)
Friday, January 10, 2020 – Berlin/Germany (for students wishing to purchase own flight)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Funded by the U.S. State Department, approximately 30,000 Pell-grant-eligible students have received Gilman scholarships since the program’s inception in 2001. Its recipients are significantly more diverse than the overall study abroad populations, and they are more likely to study in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Of the estimated 3,300 U.S. students who received Gilman Awards in 2017-18: 65 percent represented racial and ethnic minority groups; 59 percent were first-generation college students; 4 percent came from community colleges; and 18 percent came from minority servicing institutions. Find more at gilmansholarship.org

NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship

Funded by an endowment established by Tamara H. Bryant, who immigrated to the United States from Burma (Myanmar) in the 1960s, this scholarship creates opportunities for African American undergraduates to study abroad and gain valuable experiences to prepare them for the increasingly global environment. Recognizing the challenges that women—especially women of color—face in the workplace, Bryant’s endowment assists globally minded students in achieving their career goals. Eleven students were awarded this scholarship in March 2019. Find more at NAFSA Tamara H Bryant Memorial Scholarships.

Programs in Progress:

Make an appointment to get more information.

Australia/New Zealand
TBA – (incl. airfare, overseas transfers, some food in Melbourne, etc.). Land-only option: TBA.

Not included: college tuition, meals not specified, local transportation, housing accommodations during breaks, independent travel and expenses during and after the program, anything not specified as included.

Classes offered:

  • HIST 233 – History of Australia & New Zealand (5 credits),
  • BIOL 133 – Natural Science of Australia & New Zealand (5 credits).
  • HUM 133 – Intercultural Communication(5 credits)


$7,695.00 (excludes airfare, tuition, optional insurance upgrades, passport fees and anything not specified. Four $1,000.00 Scholarships available! Group airfare available.

Depart U.S.: March 26, program dates: March 27 – June 5.

Our very own Ben Kohn will be teaching

– MUSC& 105 (Music Appreciation) and

– FILM 101 (Intro to Film).

– HUM 135 (German Life & Culture) taught by local faculty in English.

Students will share a room in an apart hotel close to the center of the city. Make an appointment for more information!


Costa Rica – 5 credits of Spanish, living in host families, half-board during the week, full-board on weekends, fees approx. $3,100, incl. insurance. Not included airfare & tuition

Shanghai/China – 5 credits of Cultural Studies (Language and Culture class), 3.5 weeks, $2,999.00 incl. 3 meals/day, 1.5 weeks in Shanghai, 2 weeks in Hangzhou & Shaoxing; morning class and afternoon excursions. (updated 08/26/19)

Not included: airfare and tuition, phone card, visa ($160 + fees), everything not listed as included.

Belgium/Netherlands/France – 5 credits HIST 250: American Military History, two weeks of instruction at WCC (07/06 – 07/17) followed by two weeks in Europe, exact dates TBD, approx. $2,950 incl. airfare and tuition.

Information Sessions: Monday, 11/18 from 11:30am – 12:15 pm, Tuesday, 11/19 from 10:00am – 10:45am, both in CAS 110.


$7,495.00 (excludes airfare, tuition, optional insurance upgrades, passport or visa fees and anything not specified. Four $1,000.00 Scholarships available!

Depart U.S.: Sept. 24, program dates: Sept. 25 – Dec. 6.

Our very own Anna Wolff will be teaching

– ENGL 225 (Children’s Literature) and

– ENGL&236 (Creative Writing I).

– HUM 130 (British Life & Culture) will be taught by local faculty. Students will share a room in a homestay. Other options possible. Make an appointment for more information!


Contact Us

Cheryl Hansen, Director
International Programs
Walla Walla Walla Community College

500 Tausick Way

Walla Walla, WA 99362

p 509.524.5165 | f 509.527.4249