Study Abroad


International experience, cross-cultural communication skills, global awareness, and foreign language skills are becoming increasingly important in all areas of work and study, and your study abroad experience will prepare you for future challenges that will require this knowledge and experience.

Studying abroad through Harper College is an exciting way to gain course credit, while developing skills and traits that will give you an advantage after you transfer and throughout your career.

Types of Programs

All types of programs are credit-bearing and financial aid eligible.

Faculty-led Programs

These programs are a Harper course(s) with a built-in international travel component. They range from one to three weeks and are taken over summer, spring break, or winter breaks. Course offerings vary from year to year.

Details Heartland Community College is offering a 3 credit-hour course in South Africa to health career students at Harper College. This program is open to RN, PN, CNA, and MA students. The curriculum was designed by faculty from Harper, Heartland, and Edu-Africa and will introduce students to the healthcare system in South Africa while providing a service learning experience.

Program Experiences: 

  • Tygerberg Hospital - Desmond Tutu TB Center
  • Baphumelele
  • Red Cross Children's Hospital
  • Special Lecture with Carol Martin on Intl Health Nursing
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Malay Cooking Experience
  • District Six Museum
  • Zeitz MOCAA Museum
  • Robben Island
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Boulders Penguin Colony
  • Djembe Drumming & Dinner at GOLD Restaurant

Important Dates:

  • Application & Deposit Deadline: March 3, 2023 (CLOSED)
  • Notice of Acceptance: March 10, 2023
  • Full Payment Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Virtual Orientation: April 8, 2023

Approximate Cost: $2,945



  • In country transportation
  • 24-hour service of an EDU Africa Program Facilitator
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (except 1 day)
  • All activities listed
  • A $5 donation to the reforestation of Brackenhurst Forest

Does not includes:

    • International flight
    • Additional Meals
    • Travel and Medical insurance
    • VISA, gratuities and other personal expenses


June 3 - July 1, 2023

Enjoy learning the German language in Munich, a historic, charming, and culturally rich city in Bavaria, Germany. Bavaria is home to Oktoberfest, BMW, fairy-tale castles, and world-class museums. Learn the most widely-spoken language in the EU to boost your career potential. Students will have a choice of day and weekend excursions to places like Neuschwanstein Castle, museums, historic Augsburg, and Salzburg, Austria.


Travel Dates: June 4 - July 1, 2023

Course Dates: May 20 - July 16, 2023

Application deadline: March 1, 2023 (Extended to March 15, 2023)

Courses: One language (GER 101, 102, 201, 202, or 205) and one culture class (GER 230 or HUM 115). Students take 4 weeks of German courses in Munich (taught by native instructors) and a German culture course taught by Harper faculty.


$4,412 (estimated)

Includes: Pre- and post travel meetings; trip orientation; lodging- 4-week stay in a double room with breakfast included (a&o Hostel in Munich); ground transportation; transfer to/from airport (Munich International); cultural excursions; round-trip flight between Chicago and Munich. Harper tuition (6-7 credits) not included in the price.

Cties and Sites:

Munich, Augsburg, Schwangau, Dachau, Würzburg, the Alps, and Salzburg (Austria); Neuschwanstein Castle, museums, Olympic Stadium, English Garden, Marienplatz, Nymphenburg Palace, cathedrals, and other iconic Munich sites.

For more information:

Prof. Kim Jaeger, kjaeger@harpercollege.edu | 847-925-6890


ICISP Programs

Harper is a founding member of ICISP (Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs). Tuition and fees** for these programs are at the Harper in-district rate. Summer and Semester options available. For more information, please visit the ICISP website.

Affiliate Programs

These are programs offered through Harper College's accredited study abroad affiliates. Our affiliate partners offer programs varying in length (a few weeks, a month, a whole summer, a semester, and/or a full academic year), varying locations (over 30 countries!), and offer courses in almost every area of study.

Explore all our programs

Want to learn more?

Want help finding the right program for you?

For any questions, please email studyabroad@harpercollege.edu.

Virtual Exchange

Want to have a global experience but can't travel? Virtual exchanges are growing in popularity, allowing students to engage with other students or professionals abroad. Intercultural Dialog and Exchange

Are you the type of person who likes to meet new people from all over the world? Join this Learning Community to connect with students overseas and discuss issues relevant to our global society. You will gain college writing, communication, and study skills that you’ll need to succeed in school and your future career. In these classes, you will practice self-reflection and intercultural communication.

ENG 101-BL4 CRN 64641 (T, 12:30pm - 1:45pm) -  Instructor: Richard Johnson

FYS 101-BL4 CRN 64642 (T, 2pm - 3:15pm) - Instructor: Kimberly Jeager

Learning communities are two or more classes with a common group of students focusing on a central team.




There are two Harper College Educational Foundation Scholarships available for students:

Castle International Studies Scholarships—Award: $500–1,500

WorldView Study Abroad Fund—Award: $500–1,000

There are also a number of other scholarships available to Harper students, including

CCID's Maxwell King Founders Study Abroad Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Financial Aid

Students that are interested in enrolling in a Study Abroad Program may be eligible to use financial aid to assist in paying for Study Abroad costs. Please follow the instructions to be considered for financial aid.

Financial Aid Form

A student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Harper College will be considered enrollment at Harper College for the purposes of applying for Assistance under the Title IV, HEA program.

Learn more about our study abroad programs!

Visit our student and faculty blog: WorldingUS: Situating Harper students and faculty in a globalized world!

Story Maps Journals

Many of our faculty-led study abroad courses include a Geographic Information Systems component. Check out some interesting student ArcGIS Story Map Journals about a recent program to Nicaragua:

**Cost of Attendance Information

Last Updated: 6/5/23