Professors Ed Giardina (Art) and Kathryn Sonne (English), Rome, Italy, 2015

Professors Ed Giardina (Art) and Kathryn Sonne (English), Rome, Italy, 2015

Study Abroad


The Study Abroad Program at Fullerton College and Cypress College provides our students and our community with the opportunity to study in a foreign location that will promote a global perspective for effective living and working in an international environment.  We offer both short-term and long-term educational programs.  Taking part in a Study Abroad program offers many benefits including:

 Education – Courses we offer directly relate to and benefit from the instruction location.   You will become familiar with an entirely new way of learning, and you may have the chance to take courses not offered on your home campus.  In addition, most semester-length programs include foreign language instruction.

  • Transfer – All courses we offer are transferable; most fulfill General Education transfer requirements to the California State Universities, the Universities of California, and many private colleges and universities.  Many four year institutions and scholarship organizations view Study Abroad experience positively when considering students for transfer and awards.

  • Career – In an increasingly global environment, employers recognize that applicants who have had an international experience bring knowledge, skills and cultural awareness that are tremendous workplace assets.

  • Personal – Study abroad will help you develop personal and leadership skills through experiences a traditional classroom setting can never provide. Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is exciting, and, more importantly, it’s an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems.  It is the beginning of a lifelong learning experience that will transform the way you view the world.


Read about Art Department Students in Rome here.

Visit the program home page here.