Travel Study

When people think of education, they often think of textbooks, classrooms and exams. But there is another kind of learning that is every bit as valuable – experience.

HCC provides all students with a wide array of opportunities to gain valuable educational experiences outside of Harford County. These travel-study experiences can be domestic or international and can be taken as part of a credit course, a service learning project, or as a noncredit learning adventure through the Student Activities Office.

Students in London

HCC students visit London, England in Spring 2012

What all travel-study experiences have in common, however, is that they allow students to actually live the content they learn about and incorporate their experiences into their lives once they return.

Our travel study experiences generally last two to three weeks.  Semester abroad and internship programs can be tailored to fit each student's learning goals.  In recent years, HCC students have studied in Denmark, Russia, Germany, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Ireland, Belize, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom! 

Next Trip...PARIS, FRANCE!

Enroll in ENG 214: Great Writers:  Lives and Works (3 credits) and follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright during their expatriate days in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century. Trip expenses and course/trip details.

Here’s what HCC students say about their travel-study experiences:

"This whole experience was more than I even expected.  I was taking a class to get the credit while getting to travel, but in the process I actually learned a lot that would not have 'stuck' if I hadn't seen it for myself..."

–Carol Haga

"This experience was a reality check and helped me to see things I take for granted in everyday life. It truly inspired me to work towards making a difference and being more involved in my community . . . "

–Heather Flannery