Beginning with its first community college partnerships in 1991, ACCENT has continued to offer affordable short-term and semester-length custom study abroad programs designed to meet the unique academic needs of the community college population. Through these efforts, ACCENT has enabled over 8,000 students from over 25 U.S. community colleges to study abroad over the past 25 years.
Three Santa Barbara City College students have received scholarship awards to support their study abroad experiences in Paris and Rome. Throughout their time overseas, they will serve as community college student ambassadors, sharing articles about their time studying abroad. We look forward to reading about their many experiences in Europe! Meet our Fall 2019 recipients!
My name is Katelon Egan. I am 19 years old and about to begin my second year as a college student at SBCC. I grew up here in Santa Barbara and currently live at home with my mom, dad, sister, and two dogs. I spend my time sailing, hiking, and walking my dogs. I work as a sailing instructor and have been spending this summer coaching a sailing camp at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. I am so excited to study abroad this fall! I have not traveled much and have never been to Europe so I have no idea what to expect, but I am looking forward to this new adventure. I know this will be such a memorable trip for me and I am hoping to learn a lot about history and other cultures as well as meet new people to share this amazing experience with.
Hi! My name is Samantha Castillo and I’m an ACCENT Community College Scholarship Award recipient. I’m 18 years old, pursuing a major in film and a career as a screenwriter. I’m from Visalia, California, currently employed as a barista at Starbucks, and will be entering my second year in college.
I hope to transfer to USC or UCSB to continue my education and expand my love for cinema and writing. I’m very thankful to have received this award.
ACCENT is proud to support the Community College Scholarship as part of our commitment pledge to IIE Generation Study Abroad, a nationwide effort to help more U.S. students gain international experience through study abroad programs. In partnership with our travel agent, FROSCH Student Travel, ACCENT offers multiple merit and need-based scholarships each term to community college students participating on ACCENT-supported programs offered through community colleges throughout the U.S.
The Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 applications are now open! Students who will be participating in ACCENT-supported community college programs are encouraged to apply; please visit our scholarship website for information about the application process.