International Studies and Programs

Improve your language skills, try new foods, enjoy traditional music, become immersed in a different culture, and receive MCC credit for your classes when you study abroad. Fall, spring, and summer semester programs are available.

MCC is a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), a consortium of public and private two-year colleges in Illinois and four-year universities. MCC students may participate in ICISP study abroad programs in these countries:

  • Austria: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • England: Fall, Spring
  • France: Summer
  • Ghana: Summer
  • Ireland: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Toronto: Summer
  • Spain: Fall, Spring, Summer

Requirements to Study Abroad

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Participants must meet the following requirements to be eligible to study abroad:

  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • B or better in English 151
  • 12 hours of college-earned credit*
  • 18 years old by the date of departure and qualify for a US passport

*Only six dual enrollment hours can be applied to the twelve; at least six hours must be completed at MCC or another institution of higher education after high school graduation.

Traveling outside the US and need access to the MCC network? Submit an International Travel Form to the IT department at least 3–5 days before your trip.

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Student Travel News

Carlow College in Ireland on a sunny day

Study Abroad Programs put Adventure Within Reach

MCC students Alyssa Kasey and Evelyn Bustos recently returned from their study abroad experiences with memories to last a lifetime.

MCC Student Wins National Scholarship to Study Abroad in Ireland

MCC student Alyssa Kasey was recently awarded a national scholarship to cover her studies in Carlow, Ireland this summer. The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship awards nearly 3,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 each year to U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.