Study Abroad Programs for Students


Introduction to Study Abroad Programs at Brookdale Community College (5 minute video)

Whether you want to improve your foreign language skills, add an international flare to your program of study, or explore another country for a few weeks with fellow Brookdalians, the International Education Center (IEC) has a program that suits your academic and personal needs.

Through the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), Brookdale offers over 80 exciting programs in 27 countries lasting from four weeks to an entire semester.  In addition, we offer short-term programs led by Brookdale faculty lasting between 7-14 days. You can also transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree abroad. The IEC is devoted to helping you achieve your academic goals both here and abroad!

Read on to find out that study abroad really is an option for you!Man in Ruins

Semester & Summer Programs

Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs

Student Guide to Study Abroad

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Transfer Abroad

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Tuesday, January 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in MAN 108 (focus on Brookdale’s summer faculty-led programs)
Every Thursday beginning January 26 to March 30; 11:30 – 12:00; MAN 108 on the Lincroft Campus
Study abroad advising is also available every Monday beginning January 23; 11:00 – 2:00 at the Freehold Campus Student Success Center

Come and learn about semester, summer and faculty-led short-term programs offered through the International Education Center. For additional information, email us at

Did you know…?

You don’t have to speak another language to study abroad!  There are so many opportunities for students interested in study abroad which do not require proficiency in another language.  You can chose from dozens of programs offering classes in English, allowing you to complete general education or major requirements abroad.

You don’t have to be rich to study abroad. There are various forms of financial aid available to eligible students wishing to study abroad including scholarships, grants and loans. Federal financial aid and student loans can be applied to approved Brookdale study abroad programs.

You don’t have to lose out on academic credit. The International Education Center and our advising staff will help you select classes abroad that apply towards your Brookdale degree.

You don’t have to dedicate an entire semester to study abroad. Summer CCIS Programs and Brookdale Faculty-Led Programs are designed for students interested in studying for shorter periods of time. Destinations like China, Japan, Italy, Scotland, France, and Peru are a great way see the world while earning credit during a summer break!

You don’t have to go far from home. Destinations in surrounding countries like Mexico or Canada are close to home but still packed with rich culture, history and language learning opportunities. Regardless of where you go you’ll find great friends, new “family” and touches of home—even in the most unlikely of places!