Study Abroad

Harper College offers a variety of study abroad options!

Studying abroad is an exciting way to gain course credit. In addition, experience abroad can help you develop skills and traits that will give you an advantage transferring from Harper College. 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.

Here are Harper College, we offer two types of programs:

Faculty-led programs are short-term (usually 1 to 3 weeks over summer, spring break, or winter break), led by a Harper College faculty, and with other Harper College students.

Affiliate programs are programs offered through Harper College's accredited study abroad affiliates. Our affiliate partners offer programs varying in length (from 2 weeks to a whole semester), varying locations (over 30 countries!), and offer courses in almost every area of study.
Both types of programs, Faculty-led and Affiliated, are credit-bearing and financial aid eligible.

To learn more about the programs available to Harper students or to apply for a program, click HERE.

If you have any questions about Harper's study abroad programs, contact Allie Olson (

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:

Conservation at Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

Education in Nicaragua

Healthcare in Nicaragua