Study Away

The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals. At Forsyth Tech, we understand that global experience is an important part of a 21st century education. Study abroad and domestic travel programs give our students the opportunity to gain a new perspective, learn about diverse cultures, and develop a better understanding of how our world is interconnected.


Ireland Mountains


Art in Ireland

  • HUM 180 -International Cultural Exploration
  • ART 118 – Women in Art
  • May 2022

Travel to the beautiful emerald isle and spend time on the Wild Atlantic Way learning about the history, culture, and art of Ireland. Earn college credits and broaden your worldview. This program includes everything from a surfing lesson or horseback riding
to visits to ancient sites and Celtic ruins. Program open to students and community members.

Contact Kathleen Barnes or Laura Brannon

France Building


Davidson-Davie Community College

  • Program Title: Entrepreneurship in Bordeaux

Spend two weeks at the University of Bordeaux, in one of France’s most famous wine and food regions. 20 community college students from North Carolina will be paired with French students as they work in teams to build a solar phone charger. No prior language, business or technical skills required. Several cultural excursions will be built into the program.
This program is full/registration ended.

Contact: Suzanne LaVenture


South Africa

South Africa

Central Piedmont Community College

  • Program Title: “Transformative Learning through Community Engagement”

South Africa is considered one of the most diverse countries in the world, with Cape Town being the heart of it all. Students from Central Piedmont and Davidson County CC and are invited to apply for this faculty-led service learning program in partnership with EDU Africa. Much of the program will consist of working alongside members of the Cape Town community in areas including: Healthcare, Education, Business/Entrepreneurship, Zoo and Aquarium Science, and Social Justice. Participants will explore Cape Town’s city life, be educated in the HIV/AIDS impact, view the hospital where the world’s first successful heart transplant took place, explore the realms where the iconic Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, experience ethnic cuisine, and walk among the penguins of the famous Boulders Beach. Students will have the opportunity to be immersed in African culture, invest in education and witness diversity first hand.

Contact: Nadine Russell and Julie Grahl


For more information about our faculty-led study away programs, please contact Laura Hortal,