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Study Abroad

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta, and get college credit while you do. Every year, Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Delta offers study abroad scholarships to help make it possible for every student who wants to travel. Plus, financial aid can cover costs as well. Really! You can reach your dreams.  

Student zip lining on study abroad trip
Why study abroad?
  • Experience a new culture
  • Hone your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Look better in your applications beyond Delta
  • Personal growth 

 

Upcoming Trips

Ireland - May 2018

Where: County Donegal, Ireland

When: May 1 – 12, 2018

What: Students will earn academic credit while traveling Ireland's lush green landscape. Explore the land of poets and playwrights, friendly people, and a history steeped in sustainable living! 

Enjoy lodging along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Experience a modern society dedicated to political, social and economic progress. Professional guides and Irish locals will inspire you with authentic stories of Ireland’s earliest inhabitants, poets, and musicians. You’ll be introduced to the Gaelic language, traditional songs, local craftsmanship and farm-to-table fresh foods.

Tour modern, green certified buildings at the Crest Centre Passive Pavillion and explore century old castles, ancient Neolithic mounds, and historical tombs. Travel north to the Museum of Free Derry and the Bogside Murals. Surf the Atlantic Ocean, horseback ride the awesome Tullan Strand, follow the rocky path along Sliabh Liag Cliffs, board the boat to Devinish Island, and hike to Knocknaria Summit. Our travel ends with an afternoon and evening in Dublin.

This travel focuses on the connectedness of humans with their environment and the concepts of socio-cultural, ecological and economic sustainability. Diverse in its instruction and experience, it can be applied to any number of credit-earning courses.

Cost: $2,895

Included: 12 days, 11 nights, flight, in-country transportation, lodging, excursion fees and most meals

NOT included: Course tuition and fees, passport fees and personal expenses. Tuition and fees are eligible for financial aid. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available.

Course info: TTI-200 Academic Sustainability Travel

Contact: Sustainability office, sustainability@delta.edu, 989-686-9209 or 989-686-9044

 Costa Rica - March 2019

 Where: Monteverde, Costa Rica

When: March 2 – 10, 2019

What: Immerse yourself in one of the world's most diverse ecosystems and sustainable cultures! Earn academic credit while exploring Costa Rica’s lush tropical landscape. This course, a combination of campus instruction and international travel, focuses on understanding the connectedness of human, environmental, and economic systems.

Study the economies of organic agriculture while touring coffee farms, sugarcane plantations, and
pond-to-table fish cultivation. Discover nocturnal species during night hikes and colorful wings while butterfly and bird watching. Examine the effects of eco-tourism while hiking the Monteverde Cloud Forest, ziplining the forest canopy, and horseback riding through the San Luis Valley.

Have fun learning conversational Spanish and botanical sketching! Meet enterprising artisans, business entrepreneurs, and plantation owners. Understand the value of stewardship, carbon offsets, and sustainable living during a week in the Monteverde Cloud Forest!

Cost: $1,825 - 1925 (estimate)

Included: 9 days of travel, flight, in-country transportation, lodging, excursion fees and most meals

NOT included: Course tuition and fees, passport fees and personal expenses. Tuition and fees are eligible for financial aid. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available.

Course info: TTI-200 Academic Sustainability Travel

Contact: Sustainability office, sustainability@delta.edu, 989-686-9209

 Costa Rica - May 2019

 Where: Drake Bay, Costa Rica

When: May, 2019

What: Visit the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica at Drake Bay, the most bio diverse part of the country! On the Drake Bay, Costa Rica trip, we start the week off with a Mangrove Boat tour then move inland to a simple but authentic, family owned and run, Costa Rican Bed & Breakfast. For the first several days, we will volunteer in the local elementary school helping with various physical projects such as painting, varnishing, replacing wood slats in the floor, etc. as well as working closely with the students through crafts, skits, and English/Spanish conversation. If Spanish isn’t your strong suit, don’t worry— Tico students are excited to learn more English and prefer to speak in English with you! From there, we will visit one of Costa Rica’s natural waterfalls before heading to a gorgeous, ocean-side resort, where we will visit one of Costa Rica’s national parks and engage in some open sea snorkeling with turtles, sharks, octopus, and many different types of fish! The two credit SPA or IHU course completes the CEP requirement for graduation and also carries the Sustainable and Service-Learning designation.

Cost: $2000 (estimate)

Included: Flight, lodging and all food

NOT included: Course tuition and fees, passport fees and personal expenses. Tuition and fees are eligible for financial aid. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available.

Course info: IHU 268 (with Honors Option) or SPA 268W and one credit in CEP 101 (which will complete the Civic Engagement General Education requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees). Both courses will also be designated as Sustainability courses, with the credits counting toward the Sustainability certificate.

Contact: Crystal Starkey, crystalstarkey@delta.edu

 Europe - May 2019

Where: London, England and Paris, France

When: May 14 - 21, 2019

What: Travel to London and Paris to explore the origins of psychology, science and medicine and earn academic credit in humanities or social science.

Cost: $3,515 (payment plans, scholarships and fundraising opportunities available)

Included: 8 days/7 nights, round-trip flight, land transportation, lodging, full-time tour director, travel insurance, daily continental breakfast, 3 local dinners, and entrances into the following sites: Freud Museum, Wellcome Collection, Jack the Ripper tour, Down House, Bethlem Royal Hospital Museum, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Dupuytren Museum, Sacre Coeur, Museum of the History of Medicine.

NOT included: Free time activities, tips, meals (except where specified), personal expenses, passport fees and course tuition fees. Students should budget at least $500 for spending money on the trip.

How to pay for your trip: A $95 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on the trip. You will be emailed the link to register online once your application is approved by the trip leaders and individualized payment plans will be set up through EF College Study Tours. Contact a faculty trip leader for a study abroad application.

Course info: IHU 268W or SSI 268W for the Winter 2019 semester. Attendance is required at all course meeting dates.

Contact: Maureen Donegan, maureendonegan@delta.edu or Susan Harvey, smharvey@delta.edu

 Portugal & Spain - May 2019

 Where: Portugal & Spain

When: May 13-24, 2019

What: Come join students, faculty, staff, and community members on an 11-day adventure to Portugal and Spain as you learn about biological and business aspects of this diverse area. Portugal played a key role during the Age of Exploration, and in Lisbon see the Tower of Belem and Jeronimos Monastery, you can see the spot where sailors set off on their daring adventures. Take a walking tour of Seville, the cathedrals and Alcázar show the city’s multi-layered past. In Madrid visit the Royal Palace and historic Plaza Mayor the site of bullfights, royal weddings, and public executions. In Barcelona visit Barcelona Cathedral and Park Güell. Barcelona is a European hub for tourism, architecture, and sports.

Cost: $3,569 (estimate) - Save $250 if you sign up by April 30, 2018

Included: Round trip airfare; In country transfers to and from the airport, hotel, and between destination cities (as per program itinerary); Overnight in hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast daily, select Lunch and Dinners, planned excursion entrance fees, Tour Director.

NOT included: Course tuition and fees, passport fees, customary gratuities, porterage, travel insurance, select meals, transportation to free time activities and personal expenses. Tuition and fees are eligible for financial aid. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available.

Contact: Jay Vanhouten, jwvanhou@delta.edu or 989-686-9315 OR Felicia Peters, flpeters@delta.edu or 989-686-9405

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Study abroad

You may earn credits for studying abroad! Trip credits may vary - talk to the trip advisor for more information.

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82 participants traveled abroad last year!

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help with the costs of studying abroad.


"This trip has provided me with a strong sense of respect for other cultures, and a desire to want to travel to see more people."

Alexandra Melton
Traveled to Costa Rica, April 2016