Study Abroad

Oakton Study Abroad Programs

Study at the University of Ghana, Legon Campus. You will spend one month in Accra, Ghana in provided housing with free Wi-Fi access, daily transportation, and a meal plan. An Illinois community college faculty member will accompany the group to help with all logistics and support. A wide variety of local field trips, and two weekend-long field trips to Cape Coast and the Volta Region, are included in the program price.

You will earn six credits by completing two courses: Ghanaian History and Culture, and Ghanaian Literature, both taught by Professors at the University of Ghana.

Contact the Global Studies Coordinator, Katherine Schuster,, for an application and more information.

Interest Form to Learn More About Accra, Ghana Trip

Students standing outside of Ghana University.

Study online with instructors in Ghana. These will be synchronous (Zoom) classes. Learn more about the facilitators and the program here (847 KB) (PDF).

Sankofa Connections: History and Modern Culture in Ghana

May Interim 2024
HUM 290, 1 credit
Six sessions

Virtual Study Abroad Application

Study the history and cultures of India during the summer, with the option of taking a course in the Indian language. You will spend a month in Hyderabad, India in provided housing with free Wi-Fi access and a full meal plan. Scheduled cultural visits and field trip excursions will enrich you and other students from around the world during your studies. You will also have tutorial assistance, an on-site library and study areas available.

You will earn six credits at the end of this study abroad program by completing two courses. Courses offered during the Hyderabad study abroad program vary year by year. 

Interest Form to Learn More About Hyderabad, India Trip

Oakton belongs to the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs. Through ICISP, Oakton is able to offer the programs listed below in addition to our own study abroad programs. Browse the ICISP website at the links below to learn more about the countries and curricula that await you.

Interested in learning more? Contact the Global Studies coordinator for ICISP program application.

ICISP Summer Programs

Katherine Schuster
"Experiential learning opportunities like study abroad play a key role in preparing students to develop skills needed to reach their academic and personal goals and help Oakton realize our vision of creating just and thriving communities."

Katherine Schuster

Distinguished Professor of Education and Coordinator of Oakton's Study Abroad Program.

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Additional Information

Funding Your Trip

We understand that funding your study abroad trip can be a barrier. Oakton is dedicated in supporting all students with gaining this opportunity. There are a number of scholarships available through the Educational Foundation and ICISP to assist with costs:

Korbel Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment
Scholarship for a student enrolled in a study abroad program offered by Oakton or through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), for summer, fall, or spring term. The student should be registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours and have a GPA of 2.75 or better.

Sister Cities Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for students enrolled in a study abroad program through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies, with a 2.5 GPA or higher and minimum of 12 credit hours. Award can support expenses related to study abroad.

Find more Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICIPS) scholarships here.

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Academic Concentration in Global Studies

Oakton offers a special program concentration in global studies. Students who seek to dig deeper into foreign cultures, international relations and more can pursue this 18-credit-hour academic program in conjunction with their study abroad plans.

About the Global Studies Concentration

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