Study Abroad Programs

Broaden your horizons and enjoy your college education by registering for a Study Abroad Program in the Liberal Arts Division at Saddleback College! Explore the natural beauty of a foreign country, savor its exotic foods, live with its people, practice its language, visit its galleries, theaters, museums and night clubs, and take field trips to historic sites, while earning transferable college credits! The combination of classroom study and classes on the relevant sites creates a unique learning environment.

Additional study abroad programs are offered by other divisions on campus. Please contact them directly for details. For programs sponsored by us in the Liberal Arts Division, please refer to the list below.


Future Programs

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Oxford, England

Spring 2017

March 20 – May 17





Jennifer Hedgecock has been an instructor at Saddleback College since 2003, and currently teaches composition, literature, and film. Previously, Dr. Hedgecock taught at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University, and studied at Oxford University, Trinity College while conducting research on the literary work of Thomas Hardy. In 2008, Cambria Press published her book The Femme Fatale in Victorian Literature which concentrates on the economic and social conditions of women in nineteenth-century England. Her publications in anthologies include “William Blake and the Road to Hell: The Cultural Iconoclasm of the Hells Angels” and “The Black Leather Motorcycle Queen.” Having lived abroad in Thetford, England, and studying under the tutelage of Professor Christopher Ricks at the University of Oxford, Dr. Hedgecock looks forward to introducing her students to the cultural experience of Oxford.



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Salamanca, Spain

Spring 2017

February 10 – April 22
(Pending Board of Trustees Approval)




Saddleback College has offered Salamanca, Spain as a Study Abroad program for sixteen (16) consecutive years; fourteen (14) students participated in the Spring 2016 program. The faculty advisor will accompany students on their arrival flight, as well as for one week in Salamanca. Students will enroll in a minimum of 11 units of Saddleback courses and will attend classes Monday through Friday at the Colegio Miguel Unamuno, whose professors will teach the courses per Saddleback’s course outlines. The program includes more than 40 weekly hours of instruction in addition to Sunday excursions to cultural and historic sites; the average number of units taken per student in Spring 2016 was 14 units. Student accommodations are in approved home-stays, including meals. The faculty advisor will be provided a single room for two (2) nights in a hotel in Madrid (arrival night and departure night) and seven (7) nights in a hotel in Salamanca, and is responsible for meals; all accommodations are within easy walking distance from Colegio Miguel de Unamuno. You may contact Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, whose complete contact information is given on the program’s webpage.