Why Study Abroad?

Experience the world through South Seattle College's Study Abroad program! There are many reasons to study abroad:

  • Experience new perspectives & cultures
  • Increase cross-cultural understanding
  • Learn to adapt in unfamiliar situations
  • Learn/Improve a foreign language
  • Increase your confidence and independence
  • Create friendships and network
  • Earn credits towards SSC and further your career opportunities

You Can Study Abroad

You can make it affordable. Studying abroad doesn't have to be expensive, and each student is responsible for researching all the details of programs under consideration. State and federal financial aid can be applied to your study abroad expenses if you are eligible, and some scholarships are available. If you already have a scholarship, it's possible that it can be applied toward the cost of studying abroad.

You can study abroad and graduate on time. With careful planning, you should be able to study abroad and finish your studies on time.

You can reap the benefits of study abroad regardless of your major or long-term goals. Students who have studied abroad gain qualities valued by employers and admissions counselors. They are more mature, independent, culturally aware and have excellent interpersonal skills.

You can get credit for courses taken abroad. South Seattle encourages study abroad by offering faculty-led programs and by assisting students in matching credits from foreign institutions to their own curriculum.