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Global Experiential Learning

About Our Program

Foothill Global Experiential Learning offers Foothill students and members of our community a variety of unique, faculty-led experiences like the ones below, including short-term and quarter-long programs, credit and not-for-credit (Community Education), locally and abroad. Scholarships and financial aid options are available!

Upcoming Info Sessions

All sessions, including those on campus, are available via Zoom, unless noted otherwise. 

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Kyoto Spring 2025

    • Monday, June 3 at 3-4 p.m. in Room 4218 (STEM Center) 
    • Tuesday, June 11 at 10-11 a.m.  Join by Zoom

Trek Around the World & Learn Something New

Reserve your spot today in one of our faculty-led study abroad or short-term experiential learning programs!

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Kyoto, Japan, Spring 2025

Embark on a transformative journey with Study Abroad in Kyoto, led by Foothill College professors Eric Reed and Laurence Lew. Dedicated to "Data Analytics for Social Good," this program merges technology and business acumen with immersive cultural experiences. 

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Guatemala Summer 2024 Volunteer Trip

Join our service leadership adventure in the mountainous villages of Vuelta Grande and El Hato, where you'll support school sites and experience what daily life is like in rural Guatemala.

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Medical/Dental Brigades Club, Summer 2024

Join our brigade for a weeklong summer service trip to rural Honduras. Work with medical and dental professionals to assist Honduran communities in need. No prior medical or dental skills or Spanish knowledge is required.

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Hawai‘i Field School, Summer 2024

Travel to Hawaii and experience a field school like none other. Live on the Big Island for three weeks, with exposure to a new way of thinking. Participate in an exciting project that practices indigenous archaeology and community-based participatory research.

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Environmental Justice in Cuba, Spring 2024

Join a 15-day learning adventure in Cuba. Learn about environmental issues and sustainable development within a Cuban context, while learning about culture, social justice, interculturality, and global perspectives.

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Guatemala Teacher Corps 2024

Teach English to students this winter and spring. Through our partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers,  Foothill College sponsors four students to at a K-12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Anitgua, Guatemala. Application now open and due Nov. 10, 2023.

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London, England, Fall 2023

Study abroad September-December 2023 in the lively and worldly city of London. Take classes from Foothill faculty, earn transferrable credit, and enjoy time traveling in this beautiful region through included and optional field trips.

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California Archaeology Field School

Gain hands-on skills aimed at developing excavation and lab–ready employees in the Cultural Resource Management industry. Look for our next opportunity in Spring & Summer 2024.


With Foothill Global Experiential Learning You Can . . .

  • Study abroad for an entire quarter while earning college credit in exciting destinations like Spain, Italy, England, Costa Rica, Japan, South Africa…and beyond!
  • Join an active archaeological research project in the Bay Area, or in one of our summer projects in Ireland, Ecuador and Hawaii!
  • Volunteer and participate in service learning projects locally and abroad in places like Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines and Puerto Rico!
  • Travel with Foothill faculty on short-term learning excursions and experiences around the Bay Area, the U.S. and abroad!

You can find more information about the new Office of Global Experiential Learning on this presentation

Live Your Dreams!

Learn more about the reasons to study abroad. Check out our video travelogue from our summer 2022 trip to Guatemala.

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