Saddleback College offers a variety of study abroad programs that integrate academic learning in classroom and/or field settings with exposure to different cultures and environments, as students explore the beauty and ecology of a foreign country.

Saddleback College Study Abroad
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Oxford, England: Spring 2025

Study Abroad - Oxford, England

Program Dates: March 13 - May 16, 2025 (Pending Board Approval)

Required Courses: ENG 18; ENG 27A or ENG 27AH

Deadline to Apply: December 18, 2024

For more information, contact: Professor Suki Fisher

Program Highlights

  • Spend 9 weeks in beautiful Oxford, England
  • Classes Mondays – Wednesdays
  • Field trips to London, Stonehenge, Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Weekends are yours to explore the world!

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Brandi Ortiz in Oxford in front of a red phone booth.

Studying abroad at Oxford was an incredible experience. I got lost my fair share of times, but exploring one of the oldest college campuses in the English-speaking world was half the fun. In class, I loved diving into what inspired Shakespeare and other writers, especially as our professor often assigned literature that took place in Oxford and London. I recommend applying if you're looking for an opportunity to learn more and absorb the English culture or if you're looking for a bit of adventure. If I could do it all over again, I would!

Brandi Ortiz

Costa Rica: Summer 2025

Study Abroad - Costa Rica

Program Dates: Pending Board Approval

Required Courses: BIO 230 & BIO 235

Deadline to Apply: Please check back for updates on future programs for 2025.

For more information, contact: Dr. Marcelo Pires and Dr. Bruno Passarelli

Program Highlights

  • Explore Costa Rica’s ecosystems: Pacific and Caribbean coastal regions; seasonal, moist, dry, and cloud forests
  • Visit seven national parks and other exquisite locations
  • Interact with the wilderness through hikes, whitewater rafting, suspended bridges, and ziplining!
Gary Maloncon in Costa Rica

To students considering the Costa Rica program, I would highly recommend it. It was well balanced between activity and education. Going abroad really does open a person’s perspective about the world around them. There were a lot of firsts for me on the trip, like ziplining and visiting a volcano. Overall, my experience on the field studies trip was excellent.

Gary Maloncon

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Learn how to fund your Study Abroad Program – see the video below.

How to Fund Study Abroad

For questions about how to use financial aid for study abroad, contact the Saddleback College Financial Aid Specialist, Violeta Zahrae at (949) 582-4864 or


For general questions regarding the Study Abroad Program, and for emergencies while abroad, please contact The Division of Instructional Support and Teaching Innovations.