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Global Experiential Learning

About Our Program

Foothill Global Experiential Learning offers Foothill students and members of our community a variety of unique, faculty-led experiences like the ones below, including short-term and quarter-long programs, credit and not-for-credit (Community Education), locally and abroad. Scholarships and financial aid options are available!

Upcoming Info Sessions

Spring and Fall Programs

Please join us for one of these live Information Sessions to learn more about our Spring 2023 Florence program and our Fall 2023 London program:

  • Thursday, January 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Tuesday, January 24 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 25 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Appreciation Hall (Room 1501) at Foothill and on Zoom

Scholarship and Funding Workshop

Additionally we invite everyone to join a special session where we will give applicants and prospective study abroad applicants information and tips for financing your dreams! 

  • Thursday, January 26 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Zoom

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Trek Around the World & Learn Something New

Reserve your spot today in one of our faculty-led study abroad or short-term experiential learning programs!

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Florence, Italy, Spring 2023

Study abroad April-June 2023 in the artistically and culturally rich city of Florence. Take classes from Foothill faculty, earn transferrable credit, and enjoy traveling in this beautiful region through included and optional field trips.

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London, England, Fall 2023

Study abroad September-December 2023 in the lively and worldly city of London. Take classes from Foothill faculty, earn transferrable credit, and enjoy time traveling in this beautiful region through included and optional field trips.

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Guatemala Teacher Corps 2023

Teach English to students this winter and spring. Through our partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers,  Foothill College sponsors four students to at a K-12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Anitgua, Guatemala.

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Anthropology In the Field

Join our California field school program this fall,  Sept. 30–Dec. 9, 2022. Gain hands-on skills aimed at developing excavation and lab–ready employees in the Cultural Resource Management industry


With Foothill Global Experiential Learning You Can . . .

  • Study abroad for an entire quarter while earning college credit in exciting destinations like Spain, Italy, England, Costa Rica, Japan, South Africa…and beyond!
  • Join an active archaeological research project in the Bay Area, or in one of our summer projects in Ireland, Ecuador and Hawaii!
  • Volunteer and participate in service learning projects locally and abroad in places like Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines and Puerto Rico!
  • Travel with Foothill faculty on short-term learning excursions and experiences around the Bay Area, the U.S. and abroad!

You can find more information about the new Office of Global Experiential Learning on this presentation

Live Your Dreams!

Learn more about the reasons to study abroad. Check out our video travelogue from our summer 2022 trip to Guatemala.

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