A multicultural travel opportunity that allows participants to engage with new communities and learn about their mental health strengths and challenges. NCCs: Take advantage of a $100 discount.

Journey to extraordinary locations, foster new relationships, and earn continuing education hours!

What it is: A one- to two-week learning experience to specific locations in the United States or abroad.

Who can attend: National Certified Counselors (NCCs), counselors, counseling students, and other professionals. Select institutes are tailored specifically for NCCs. NCCs have priority for all institutes.

Purpose: Interact with the local community and mental health professionals, and learn about the mental health reality in a given community or country. Some institutes provide service learning and an exchange of professional expertise with the local community (i.e., hold workshops or presentations, teach, or attend conferences).

For more information, please review NBCC‑I’s policy.

Partners: NBCC‑I works with the Global Engagement Institute and the Global Livingston Institute to organize institutes and also cooperates with the University of Holy Cross regarding their institutes.

Upcoming Institute Trips

Statue of David
May 2019: Italy
Ancient old Fortress Ross Castle ruin with lake and grass in Ireland during golden hour
July-August 2019: Ireland
Giraffe, Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda
November 2019: Rwanda | CE Info
Yen river with rowing boat harvesting waterlily in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
December 2019: Vietnam | CE Info


Guests are not allowed to accompany institute participants.

Institutes are led by NBCC‑I staff, institute partners, or representatives chosen by NBCC‑I.

NBCC‑I does not currently offer institute scholarships. However, we hope to offer financial assistance in the program’s future.

Institute Questions:

NBCC International has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 803. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NBCC International is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.