Global Engagement

SCC encourages its students to be GLOBAL LEARNERS to help prepare them for successful participation in our interconnected, global community. Thinking critically and learning about other cultures is accomplished by such things as infusing global learning in our classrooms, participating in International Education Week each November, collaborating on the annual Genocide Awareness Week in April and World Hunger Fairs in December and April, and providing faculty professional development through the Maricopa Office of International and Intercultural Education.

We invite you to explore the programs and resources we offer to students, faculty, and community partners listed below.

Community College Initiative Program

SCC is proud to host each year a cohort of international students sponsored through the Community College Consortium with a scholarship from the Department of State’s Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs. This program has proven to strengthen our college in the global learning of our students and staff and has resulted in tremendous benefits for our community as well. Read more about the Community College Initiative Program.

International Students

SCC welcomes students from all over the world! Learn more about how to be admitted to our college as an International Student.

Maricopa Global Leadership Retreat

Every fall semester, SCC students participate in the Maricopa Global Leadership Retreat, bringing together nearly 100 American and international students for a weekend of developing global leadership skills -- all while learning about other cultures! Download the flyer and application now!.

Study Abroad 

Want to study abroad and obtain Maricopa credit? Learn more by picking up a current Maricopa Community Colleges Student Study Abroad Program Catalog in the Center for Civic & Global Engagement or checking out Maricopa’s Study Abroad website for helpful planning information. Further questions? Explore the idea of studying abroad by making an appointment with Jen Sydow and Go Travel the World!