An important part of the commitment of the colleges of the DCCCD to enhancing student appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures is its international studies and study abroad programs. Therefore, any program offered by a college of the DCCCD is open to all DCCCD students. These programs are available in a variety of countries during fall and spring semesters and in the summer and are available to students of this college. Semester-length programs are currently available through independent study aboard programs. In most programs, no prior knowledge of a foreign language is required.
Many of the colleges also offer study-abroad opportunities during the summer sessions. College faculty teach these courses, which normally last two to four weeks. In previous years, these courses have been offered in Austria, Australia, China, Dominican Republic, France, Great Britain, Italy, Belize, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Senegal and Spain. For information about any of the semester or summer programs, contact the District Office of International Programs at 214-378-1724 or contact the study abroad advisor of the college. There are also other non-semester length courses offered during the year. Visit the office of International Education at www.dcccd.edu/Employees/Departments/EA/International Education/.
Texas residents enrolled in colleges that are members of the North Texas Community College Consortium may enroll in DCCCD international courses by paying "in-District" tuition. These colleges include: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Cisco, Collin County, Eastfield, El Centro, Grayson County, Hill, Kilgore, LeCroy Center, McLennan, Mountain View, Navarro,
North Central Texas, Northeast Texas, North Lake, Panola, Paris, Richland, Tarrant County, Texas State Technical at Marshall and Waco, Trinity Valley, Tulsa, Tyler, Vernon, Weatherford and the University of North Texas.