International Programs

International Classes

Are you interested in learning another language for fun or transfer credit? What about taking an international studies course? Elementary and intermediate Spanish, International Studies, and International Relations classes are offered at Sandburg. Check out the College’s course schedule for more information on meeting days and times for these classes as well as Learning Communities combining these courses with trips. 


Study Abroad

Carl Sandburg College offers semester study abroad opportunities to Austria, China, England, Ireland, and Spain and summer study abroad opportunities to Austria, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, India, France, and Spain. For eligibility requirements and application deadlines, visit the College’s study abroad web page. College’s study abroad web page.


Faculty-Led Opportunities 

The College offers 7-10 day Cultural Trips to various countries.  These faculty-led trips introduce students to the culture and everyday life abroad.  Cultural Trips give students an opportunity to practice another language, taste international cuisine, explore diverse flora and fauna, enjoy local art and music, visit museums and historical sites, serve local communities, and much more.  Many of these opportunities are attached to courses at Sandburg. Opportunities vary from year to year.



Experiencing the Holocaust in Germany and Austria, March 2019

Past Trips

History and Culture of Italy March 2018

Biology in Belize January 2018

Exploring China March 2017

Experiencing the Holocaust in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland March 2016 photo of group in Germany

England, Germany, and Austria 2013 Photo of group in England

Nursing in Costa Rica 2013

Spanish in Ecuador 2012 Photo of group in Ecuador


Professional Development Abroad
Carl Sandburg College offers a Two-Week Professional Exchange for faculty and administrators to China, Finland, and the Netherlands. In addition, Sandburg faculty are welcome to apply for summer Assistant Director positions in Costa Rica and semester Visiting Faculty positions in Austria, China, England, Ireland, and Spain. Those interested in participating should contact James Hutchings for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

International Education Week
International Education Week is celebrated during the third week of November. The purpose of International Education Week is to celebrate various cultures around the world, international education, and international exchanges for both faculty and students. Past events have included free international food, information tables (Study Abroad, Spanish classes, Culture Club, etc.), speakers, cultural activities, international displays, “Pack the Place” at El Rancherito, and raffles. Please contact James Hutchings if you would like to participate in this year’s event.


If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the Sandburg Study Abroad Coordinator, James Hutchings, as he would love to help you get involved in International Programs at Carl Sandburg College:


James Hutchings
Study Abroad Coordinator