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Peralta Study Abroad Programs

26 February 2018


The Peralta Colleges is planning to offer upcoming programs abroad led by faculty in Cuba, Ghana, Germany, Costa Rica, Japan, China, Mexico, London, Vietnam, and New Zealand.

The deadlines are quickly approaching for certain programs!
Please fill out our Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form here to inform us of your interest:
There will be 2 information sessions coming up as well:
February 27th from 3:30-5:00 at the District International Office (333 E. 8th Street in Oakland) (Merritt Business 72 – Principles of Retailing, Japan Study Abroad) –
March 6th from 12:30-1:30 at College of Alameda (Room A-149) for COA Business 10 – Intro to Business, Cuba Study Abroad) –
Drew Gephart
International Services Manager
Peralta Community College District
Office of International Education
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA, 94606

Tel: (510) 587-7834
Fax: (510) 663-0937

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Peralta’s International Education Office Joins Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

3 June 2014


The Peralta Community College District’s Office of International Education has joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The initiative is also focused on increasing the diversity of students who study abroad, ensuring quality and removing barriers to participation.

In the last two years, the Peralta Colleges has had 56 students study abroad. This year two programs are being offered through the Laney College Dance Department for Summer 2014: Cuban Culture and History through Dance Study Abroad (Havana, Cuba – July 11-18, 2014) and Travel to Haiti (Haiti – July 26-August 17, 2014). More information, visit

A total of 308 partners have joined Generation Study Abroad to date. They include 241 United States colleges and universities and other associations and organizations, including the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“I believe all students should have the opportunity and access to study abroad,” says Drew Gephart from Peralta’s Office of International Education. “I am excited to join the Generation Study Abroad initiative, and committed to making a difference in the lives of our students through our study abroad program,” added Gephart, pictured with Wagaye Johannes, Project Director at the Institute of International Education, accepting a Certificate of Appreciation to the Peralta Colleges.

Peralta’s Office of International Education is committed to finding new and creative solutions to enable students to participate in the study abroad experience. Study abroad improves student learning by integrating knowledge with real life experiences, creates a lasting learning experience for everyone, promotes the colleges and their programs on a global level, and provides an opportunity where students and faculty develop a greater appreciation for other cultures and become more globally aware.

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