Study Abroad

FVCC Global Programs offers exciting study abroad and exchange opportunities - a fantastic way to expand your academic, social and cultural horizons. Plan your program for 2023 now.

Study abroad in Mo'orea
Summer Programs
Learn in Costa Rica, Mo'orea and Tetiaroa, or Salzburg and Vienna.
Study Abroad students in Italy
Spring Program
Visit Venice in Spring 2023.
Japanese rock garden
Exchange Programs
Study in Japan, Germany, or Canada.

Summer Programs

FVCC’s Tropical Flora of Costa Rica Program is faculty-led and operated in unique and diverse ecological zones ranging from the high elevations of the Costa Rican cloud forest, and the coastal rain forest region of the Osa Peninsula. Participants are immersed in pristine jungle settings and reside in rustic multi-occupancy forest lodges and biological research station dormitories.

Approximate Cost

$3,500 (excludes tuition/fees for 3 credits and meal costs on travel days). A refundable $250 deposit is due with application.

Approximate cost includes

  • Airfare from Kalispell to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Room and board in lodges and dorms
  • All ground/water transportation

Curriculum

  • 3 credits
  • BIOO 217 – Tropical Flora of Costa Rica, 3 credits. (delivered by FVCC faculty on FVCC campus and in Costa Rica).

Eligibility

The program requires a minimum of 10 students and is limited to a maximum of 14 students.
Students must be 18 or older and have a GPA (FVCC or HS) of 2.5 or higher to apply.
Eligibility will be determined on a first come first served basis after the receipt of the initial $250 deposit and completion of an interview.

Scholarships

  • Financial Aid and academic scholarships apply to this program.
  • Program specific scholarships applications are available to all eligible current FVCC student applicants.

FVCC’s Ocean Chemistry Program operates from the premises of the UC Berkeley Research Stations on the South Pacific Islands of Mo’orea and Tetiaroa. Gain a global perspective on the chemistry of natural waters.

Approximate Cost

$5,300 (excludes tuition/fees for 4 credits and meal costs on travel days)

Approximate cost includes:

  • Airfare from Kalispell to Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia)
  • Room and board in the research station dorms
  • All ground/water transportation
  • Select cultural programming

Curriculum

  • 4 credits
  • Spring semester: CHMY 291 – Chemical Oceanography of Tropical Marine Waters, 1 credit. (delivered by FVCC faculty on FVCC campus)
  • Summer semester: CHMY 290 – Undergraduate Research: Chemical Oceanography, 3 credits. (delivered by FVCC faculty in Mo’orea/Tetiaroa)

Eligibility

Students must complete CHMY 121 (Introduction to General Chemistry) with a C or higher.
The program requires a minimum of 10 students and is limited to a maximum of 14 students.
Students must be 18 or older and have a GPA (FVCC or HS) of 2.5 or higher to apply.
Due to the extensive time spent snorkeling and on the water during this trip, all program participants will be required to pass a swim test administered at the Logan Health pool in Kalispell.

Scholarships

  • Program specific scholarships are available to all eligible current FVCC student applicants in early spring semester.
  • Financial Aid and FVCC Honors Program scholarship apply to this program.

Positioned directly in Salzburg, Austria, you experience musical culture at its finest. With side trips to Munich, Germany and Vienna, Austria, this 14-day study abroad trip immerses participants into the heart of musical society and history. Experience the beautiful gardens at Mirabell Palace, the trick fountains at Hellbrunn Palace, the Collection of Musical Instruments in Vienna, Mozart’s birthplace, a hike in Salzkammergut, and so much more.

Approximate Cost

$3,300 (excluding tuition fees, flights, course supplies, and some meals)

Approximate cost includes

  • Lodging
  • Academic and co-curricular activities in Salzburg and Vienna
  • Local transport

Curriculum

MUSI 101 F-Enjoyment of Music; 3 credits

Eligibility

  • The program requires a minimum of 10 students and is limited to a maximum of 14 students.
  • Students must be 18 or older and have a GPA (FVCC or HS) of 2.5 or higher to apply. Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
  • Eligibility will be determined on a first come first served basis after the receipt of the initial $1,000 deposit and completion of an interview.

Scholarships

  • Financial Aid and academic scholarships apply to this program.
  • Program specific scholarships applications are available to all eligible current FVCC student applicants.

Spring Program

FVCC’s long-standing semester in Venice operates from the premises of the Istituto Venezia in the heart of the city. You’ll participate in an intensive studio and art history experience by immersing in the art and culture of Italy taught in English. The program includes Italian language immersion courses at the Istituto Venezia, a FVCC partner school for more than a decade.

Study in the dreamy light and sumptuous landscapes of Italy where the ancient and modern worlds exist side by side. History and culture abound in Italy – with Etruscan tombs, Greek temples, Roman ruins, and statue-filled Baroque fountains. Three millennia of history, culture and cuisine seduce just about everyone who visits. Nowhere else on earth does just living seem so extraordinary.

Approximate Cost

$5,200 (excludes flights, meals, tuition/fees for 10 credits)

Approximate cost includes:

  • Accommodations in Venice (fully furnished, triple occupancy apartments with kitchens) and on tour (shared hotel rooms)
  • Various cultural programs at the Istituto Venezia
  • A multi-day tour of various sites in Italy
  • Entrance fees to museums, churches, and galleries during class excursions
  • Transport in and around Venice and on tour

Curriculum: 10 credits

ARTZ 105 F: Visual Language Drawing (3 credits) with Susan Guthrie
ARTH 201 FGH: Art of World Civilizations II. (3 credits) with Susan Guthrie
ITLN 101 GH: Elementary Italian I. (4 credits) delivered by Istituto Venezia staff

Eligibility

  • The program requires a minimum of 10 students and is limited to a maximum of 15 students.
  • Students must be 18 or older and have a GPA (FVCC or HS) of 2.5 or higher to apply.
  • Prior knowledge of Italian is not necessary to participate in this program.

Exchange Programs

Study for one or two semesters in Japan at the University of Nagasaki or Toyo University in Tokyo. This program is tailored to each individual participant, and no prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary to participate.

Approximate Cost

Tuition: Full-time FVCC semester tuition fees apply. No extra tuition required to Japanese host institution

Housing: Students live in furnished on-campus housing, and housing fees are paid to the Japanese host institution

Curriculum

  • Basic Japanese language and culture courses
  • Courses relevant to each participant’s academic field (these courses are taught in English)
  • Course options include: International Relations, Marketing, Macroeconomics, Business
  • Negotiations, Sociocultural Studies, Foreign Legal Systems, Environmental Issues in Asia,
  • Global Careers, Intellectual Property in the US, Business Communications, Globalization, etc.

Eligibility

  • Students must be 18 or older and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply
  • Participants must possess a passport that will continue to be valid a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended time of travel
  • Program is limited to 5 FVCC students per academic year

Scholarships

Financial Aid and academic scholarships apply to this program

Apply to the Japan Exchange Program

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students who can participate after receiving their degrees. Students in the fields of agriculture, business, STEM, and vocational fields are especially encouraged to apply.

The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act.

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The CBYX program provides up to 75 annual U.S. participants with:

  • 2 months intensive German language training
  • One semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
  • 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field
  • Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms
  • Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
  • Local in-country support throughout the program

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Flathead Valley Community College and the University of Lethbridge (U of L) in Alberta, Canada, have established a new exchange program that provides local Flathead Valley residents the opportunity to complete transferrable college credits at the University of Lethbridge. In addition, U of L students have the opportunity to study in the U.S. through FVCC’s partnerships with Montana University System (MUS) institutions and earn FVCC credits that transfer seamlessly to any other MUS institution.

Any FVCC or U of L student interested in this exchange should contact FVCC Global Programs below.

Connect with us at greeb@fvcc.edu or 406.756.3889 for more information.