Now, I'd be lying to say that they took just any student - in fact, the program was very selective and usually only took a handful of students a year.
But why can't you be one of the handful of students on your campus? Your school might not have the exact same programs, but you should certainly contact your Honors program director to see what is out there.
If your community college doesn't offer a program like this, the odds are they still have a study abroad program (or a partnership with a local college who has one).
I researched five different community college study abroad programs for this post, and the trips aren't cheap - they can cost anywhere from $2000 - $5000 for a program (depending on its length and scope of travel). But here is the catch - most of those programs have scholarship opportunities and grants that they allow students to apply for.
In fact, one college that I researched offered awards to students of up to $5000 to pay for the program! The important step is to plan ahead and think creatively to make it happen (e.g. some of the colleges offered monthly payment plans for the programs as well).
The best way to start? Ask someone who has studied abroad for their advice :)
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