Frequently Asked Questions About Study Abroad

What is the timeline for application and going on the trip (Summer 2023)?
  • March 15, 2023: Applications are due
  • April 3, 2023: Students are notified of acceptance and are prompted to apply for new/renewing passports
  • April 15, 2023: Students accept and submit confirmation deposit
  • Beginning of May 2023: students attend pre-departure orientations
  • Mid-May 2023: students submit payment for trip-related costs.
  • End of June/Early July 2023: Trips begin!
Are there scholarships?
Yes! Some scholarship applications are due before our study abroad application. Please contact for more information.
How much will it cost?

LBCC chooses approves different faculty-led trips that have varying fees and costs.

Each trip has an estimated cost related to the number of students who attend. The more students who register for the trip, the lower the cost.

Trip estimates usually don’t include airfare unless otherwise noted. Activities mentioned in trip itineraries, lodging, and some meals are covered by the trip cost.

You must also consider the cost of attendance to LBCC. Tuition and fees are not included in the trip cost.

Can I use financial aid?

Most forms of financial aid, including loans and grants, are available for you to use towards your study abroad program.

Certain types of aid, including veteran’s benefits and tuition waivers, may only apply to a limited number of LBCC programs. Our office can help determine which benefits would apply.

If you have other scholarships that you use for your program, you should contact the LBCC Foundation regarding any restrictions.

Do I have to sign up for a class?

Sort of! Some of the trips require enrollment in a class, club, or co-curricular, others will not. Refer to Trips for more detailed information.

Can I go if I’m not a student?

Most trips require participants to be currently enrolled as students. Refer to Trips for more detailed information.

Do I need to have a passport?

Yes! We will assist you in getting the proper paperwork for getting a new passport or passport renewal. Passports can take up to 12 weeks, so contact us early if you know you will need to get a new passport issued.

Will this count towards my degree?

The courses are chosen to work with most degrees. However, contact your advisor for specific information.

Where would I be staying?

Trips will have a variety of lodging options. Examples include hotels, apartments with full kitchens, and staying with host families. Refer to Trips for more detailed information.