Partnerships & Organizations

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

The mission of CCID is to provide opportunities for building global relationships that strengthen educational programs and promote economic development. Their many activities and programs are broad, deep, and focused on global education issues as they relate primarily to two-year colleges. CCID's focus is on preparing students to be competitive in the global marketplace. Find out how at


Government and business representatives from Harford County have come together to establish a sister city relationship between the Town of Bel Air and Narva, Estonia.  The goal is to build friendship and cultural exchange as well as develop economic potential.  HCC is working on a partnership with Narva College (a regional faculty of the University of Tartu) to facilitate the exchange of curriculum development, team-taught courses, and a vibrant faculty and student exchange program. 


ProWorld is a social enterprise founded in 1998 that offers volunteer, internship, and study abroad opportunities for individuals and custom groups in fourteen developing countries in all parts of the world.  Its mission is to empower communities, promote social and economic development, conserve the environment, and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens.  In 2010, HCC's Nursing program began a partnership with ProWorld to enable students to complete a 2 - 3 week practicum in Belize.  Each year since, 2 - 5 nursing students have taken advantage of this experiential learning opportunity.  Visit for more details. 

Maryland Community College International Education Consortium (MCCIEC)

In order to promote study abroad experiences, HCC is a member of the Maryland Community College International Education Consortium. HCC students can participate in travel/study abroad opportunities through other Maryland community colleges. To find out what is available, visit Contact Dr. Stephanie Hallock at 443-412-2262 or for information.