Explore new places, further your studies and enjoy incomparable experiences with Trident Technical College’s Study Abroad program. Our students have been to Belize, Greece, Italy and other locations around the world. If you are interested in travel abroad for credit, speak with your instructors and visit the International Education Office and Resource Center, located in Bldg. 300/Rm. 380 on Main Campus. You will find books, periodicals and announcements on travel and scholarship opportunities. You can also call the International Education and Resource Center at 843.574.6457.
TIP: Apply for your passport as soon as possible! Visit the U.S. Passports and International Travel website or your local post office for more information.
Internship and work opportunities abound for the student who would like to explore job and career choices in a new cultural setting.
American corporations with foreign offices are a possibility for many mature, degree-holding jobseekers, especially if you have foreign language skills, previous experience with other cultures, and practical knowledge of the place and people where you will be living and working.
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based at Harvard's Center for International Development that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. No teaching or language experience is required. Programs are offered in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Marshall Islands, Namibia and Poland.
More international career opportunities are available at 4International Careers and Jobs and other international job links where students can post resumes or CVs and search job vacancies, or seek opportunities and information on telework, temporary positions, internships, seasonal jobs, au pair, volunteering and government jobs.
Study Abroad Tips
Plan ahead. A successful program for study abroad can take a year of planning. Here are some things to consider ahead of that planning:
- Where do you want to study? Is there a place that grabs your attention every time you hear about it? Is there an area with culture that will magnify what you want to learn? That may be the place for you to study abroad.
- What do you want to study? There are as many student programs abroad (if not, more) as there are available in the U.S. Consider courses that might provide an educational aspect that is unique to a location or important to you.
- How long and when do you want to go abroad? Do you want to study for a semester or just a few weeks? Will the time of year affect (negatively or positively) what you seek in your travels?
- Do you know who to contact when you are ready to get serious about study abroad? The staff at TTC's International Education Office is as dedicated as you are to creating and realizing successful trips. There is no issue too large or small that they wouldn't be happy to assist you with.
- Who doesn't want to visit other countries and explore new lands? It might not be as difficult as you think! Visit the International Education Office and Resource Center and check out the vast array of travel opportunities for the adventurous, the scholarly, the young and restless, and the young at heart.