Oakton offers students the opportunity to earn college credits by spending the fall or spring semester or a summer session in a variety of countries.

Summer month-long study abroad programs

  • Accra, Ghana, University of Ghana
  • Hyderabad, India, English and Foreign Languages University

International field study

Oakton faculty teach short-term (1-3 weeks) international field study courses during the interim and summer sessions. Destinations for international field study courses can vary each year.

Virtual study abroad

Oakton also offers virtual study abroad. Students are able to take a course, or portions of a course, taught by faculty and professionals in other countries via online virtual platforms.

ICISP study abroad programs

As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), Oakton also offers the following study abroad programs. 

Fall or spring semesters:
  • Austria
  • China
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Spain

To be eligible, students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed 15 to 24 hours of college credit courses. Other eligibility requirements may apply to specific programs. For those who qualify, scholarship support is available through the Oakton College Educational Foundation and other sources of funding.

For current information about Oakton and ICISP-sponsored study abroad programs, visit www.oakton.edu/globalstudies, or contact Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., coordinator of global studies, room 2512, Des Plaines. Call 847.376.7118 or email schuster@oakton.edu.