Study Abroad Opportunities

Due to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation that all higher education institutions postpone or cancel all student international travel. Indian Hills has cancelled the Costa Rica study abroad trip scheduled for May 15 to May 24, 2020. For more information or to seek a refund for the trip, please contact Carol Ryon at [email protected].

Each year, Indian Hills partners with off-campus organizations to provide students, staff/faculty, alumni, and/or retirees with an opportunity to choose from exciting fun-filled trip options! Explore the different types of upcoming trips we're offering below by scrolling down or selecting EF College Study Tours or International Service Learning.


EF College Study Tours

Baja Service Learning

International Service Learning


EF College Study Tours

Each year Indian Hills partners with EF College Study Tours to provide students, staff/faculty, alumni, and retirees with an opportunity to learn about the landscapes, environment, and culture of various countries in a short-term study abroad experience while traveling internationally, during our already scheduled "Early Summer Break week". A different location is chosen every year and college credit is available for those who attend.

Check out some photos from some of our past trips.


Browse below to see information on our upcoming Trips and how to start planning your next adventure with IHCC and EF College Study Tours! 

costa rica

2020 Trip- Environment & Culture in Costa Rica
San José, Arenal region, Los Chiles, Monteverde, Central Pacific, Sarchi - Travel Dates: May 15-24, 2020

There’s nothing quite like the rainforests of the “Rich Coast” to get the adrenaline pumping.

At its heart, the Central American country boasts an epic landscape that is home to nearly 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Discover how fragile these endangered ecosystems are as you travel through different rainforest preserves and unearth dazzling displays of color and sound.

Map of the 2020 trip to Costa Rica

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2021 Trip - Scandinavia
Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, with extension to Bergen - Travel Dates: May 19-30, 2021

Four one-of-a-kind capitals. Four remarkable countries.

Your tour of Scandinavia begins in Helsinki, where you'll explore a church carved entirely from a massive block of granite. In Stockholm, see the Royal Palace and the city’s oldest church, dating from 1306. Next it’s Copenhagen, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale city. Here you’ll climb the 17th-century Round Tower, Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. Finally, visit Oslo, home of Viking kings and canyon-cut fjords.

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For more information about this trip, please visit the EF Tours trip webpage below:

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Want to experience the world but don't know the language or where to start? Talk to the Indian Hills representative below! Ask questions, learn more about the opportunities, learn about group travel, and how to receive college credit.

Still have questions or concerns? Don't worry Carol has the answers!

Carol RyonCarol Ryon, Instructor, RISE Program
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

 Email: [email protected]