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Photo above: The Tower of Belem in Lisbon, Portugal, Spring 2019.

Study abroad is an increasingly important part of the college experience.  Exploring new cultures can be life changing, and many students point to their time abroad as the defining aspect of their education. HCC offers the opportunity to travel internationally and earn college credit. Faculty-led international education programs offer a great alternative to the traditional study abroad experience.  Competitively priced, these tours give you the flexibility to take your coursework around the globe in just 1-2 weeks.

College Credit: All trips are components of either HUM 1019 or a Special Topics course. All student travelers are required to enroll in the associated course in order to take part in the trip. 3-6 credits may be earned as well as fulfillment of major or elective requirements such as Humanities or Global Knowledge.

For more information about earning college credit, contact Prof. Jamilet Ortiz.

Upcoming Trips/Course Offerings

Intercultural Studies in Spain

Spring 2025


HUM 1019: Intercultural Studies in Spain - Jan.-May 2025
Travel dates: March 6-16th, 2025
Cost: $4505 + tuition
Scholarships and Payment Plans available.
Contact: Professor Jamilet Ortiz.

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Barcelona, Spain

Summer 2022 HUM 1019 Program in Figueres, Spain

Intercultural Studies in Italy

Spring 2025


CT State Community College- Housatonic offers students a range of opportunities to travel and experience the world through faculty-led education programs.

Next year we're hoping you can join us for an educational adventure that will be tailored for Early Childhood Education students and aspiring teachers. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of the renowned Reggio Emilia approach. This early learning philosophy is celebrated worldwide for being innovative and child-centered.

Discover more about early childhood and elementary education in Italy as you visit early childhood centers, engage with local educators, and learn more about the principles that have revolutionized early childhood education. Whether you're new to teaching or have spent decades in the field, this trip is a great way to ignite your passion, expand your knowledge, and inspire your teaching practice for years to come.

During this trip to Italy, you'll have the opportunity to explore cultural experiences and learn about what education is like in Italy for early learners. You'll also have the opportunity to meet and engage with educators, gaining invaluable insights into young learners. Now, imagine doing all of this while surrounded by the beauty and culture of Italy.

Do not let this amazing opportunity to connect theory with practice pass you by. Now is the time to reserve your spot and embark on a journey with your peers that will leave an impact on your teaching career.

Earn college credit by registering for: Special Topics in Sociology SOC 2098 (additional cost)

Dates: May 4th-May 14th 2025

Cost: $6089 (Double Room share) $5369 (Triple/Quad Room share) Lodging, airfare and much more included.

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