BMCC Study Abroad Programs expand students’ educational experience, foster multicultural understanding and encourage the exchange of knowledge about global relations, economies, histories and cultures. This experience also enhances skills that students’ are able to apply in the diverse and fast-changing 21st-century workplace.
For summer 2022, students may consider CIEE or other CUNY study abroad programs. BMCC study abroad programs will not be offered this summer. CUNY requires that all study abroad participants be vaccinated.
What is study abroad?
Study abroad is a form of experiential learning that allows students to earn academic credit outside of the traditional classroom setting. BMCC has traveled around the world with professors leading small groups of students to teach their course, and engage with various cultures and communities. Courses may be taught in English or the local language. They are open to all majors. Eligible students receive the BMCC Association Scholarship to help fund this opportunity. Get started here.
How can studying abroad benefit me?
Study abroad helps you gain a deeper global perspective in your coursework. The experience can also help students build a strong skill set for the workplace. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, there are eight competencies students should master to show they are career-ready. Study abroad especially helps to develop:
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
- Global/Intercultural Fluency
Do you want to see how study abroad can be added to your resume? Reach out to the Experiential Learning and Study Abroad Manager.
Are there other ways to gain international experience?
Yes! In addition to studying abroad, students can gain international experience through internship and volunteer opportunities, many of which are based in New York City. Visit our International Opportunities page to learn more, and work with our Internships and Experiential Learning team to earn 2 credits for an internship experience.