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Study Abroad Programs

Begin by filling out our Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form

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BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF RETAILING IN JAPAN (May 22-29, 2020) Merritt CollegeACCOUNTING IN MOROCCO (May 23-June 3, 2020) College of AlamedaCRITICAL THINKING IN BELIZE (May 24-June 6, 2020) Merritt College COSMETOLOGY IN LONDON (May 31-June 14, 2020) Laney CollegeAFRICAN HERITAGE OF LATIN AMERICA IN PERU (June 1-12, 2020) Laney CollegeECON IN FRANCE AND GERMANY (June 1-14, 2020) College of AlamedaEAST to WEST AFRICA MUSIC, DANCE & LEADERSHIP IN GHANA/TANZANIA (July 7-August 8, 2020) Laney CollegeHISTORY OF WESTERN ART IN GERMANY (July 26-August 3, 2020) College of Alameda SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN CUBA (January, 2021) College of Alameda (Pending Approval) ARABIC IN EGYPT (Winter 2020/21) Berkeley City College (Pending Approval)

ANTHROPOLOGY IN GREECE (May 31-June 12, 2020) College of Alameda – CLASS FULL

*Programs to Egypt and Cuba are still pending review. However, please fill out our Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form if you are interested.

In 2019, Peralta Colleges offered 8 programs sending 110 students abroad. You can read the full report from 2019 programs by Clicking Here

In addition to completing the Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form, students will need to read, sign and submit the following documents in order to be accepted to the program:

Payment/Refund Terms and Conditions

Assumption of Risks

Waiver and Release Agreement

Standards of Student Conduct

Apply to the college and obtain a Student ID (if you do not have one already)

Submit a completed and signed Add Card (It is okay to leave the course code blank if you do  not know it)

Submit copy of passport (Or ID if you do not have one)


Prior to departure, each student will need to also:

  1. Apply for a Passport (if you do not have one already) or Renew Passport (if not valid for at least 6 months from time of travel)
  2. Make program payments by deadlines
  3. Register and Pay for course in Student Center
  4. Attend mandatory pre-departure orientations (Dates TBD)
  5. Register with the US Department of Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  6. Obtain proper immunizations as listed on CDC website and check with your physician

Click here to make a donation to our Study Abroad Scholarship Fund


Financial Aid Checklist for Study Abroad

Start a GoFundMe Page Here

You may also contact Drew Gephart (International Services Manager) at

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Financial Aid – A student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Peralta may be considered enrollment for the purpose of applying for assistance under Title IV. Title IV financial aid is federally funded aid such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans – Financial Aid Checklist for Study Abroad

Other resources

If you are a student interested in studying abroad, or a faculty member interested in creating a study abroad program, please contact Drew Gephart, International Services Manager at (510) 587-7834 or

FACULTY Interested in creating a study abroad program

  1. Study Abroad Proposal Form

  2. 1-page Overview for developing a study abroad program

  3. Faculty Handbook for Developing and Leading Study Abroad Programs