Global Studies

Pre-Major and Concentration

Study Abroad

One of the best ways to truly understand another culture and way of life is to immerse yourself in it. Studying abroad gives you a unique opportunity to advance your education and earn academic credits while seeing the world, meeting people from diverse backgrounds and gaining a new perspective on the way we live. Studying abroad can also aid tremendously in learning another language, as well as making your resume stand out with a unique, real-world experience.

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360 Global Learning Experiences

As an Oakton student, you'll have many opportunities inside-and-out of the classroom to broaden your horizons. Oakton community members enjoy a free subscription to 360 GLE™, an interactive platform featuring immersive international education learning materials and experiences from all over the world. Inside the platform, you can navigate to any of the locations and academic topics available to interact with educational plugins in the various scenes, modules, and videos. Your instructors may incorporate the tool into their curriculum, or you're welcome to explore on your own.

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Major Grant Awards to Globalize Oakton’s Curriculum

Oakton has received several prestigious grants for our faculty to globalize the curriculum.

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Pre-majors are recommended for students planning to complete a Bachelor’s degree after transferring to a four-year institution and are designed for students who have not yet decided on a specific four-year college or university. Career options in this field reflect the salaries and opportunities available to students upon completing their Bachelor’s degree.

To see specific Transfer Path agreements that Oakton has made with partner universities, please see the Transfer Partnerships and Guides.

For additional support with transfer planning, including course selection and educational planning, please contact the office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success. The Career & Transfer Center (CTC) offers additional resources for students preparing to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.

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