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Study Abroad Semester. London September 4 – November 14, 2014 European pre-tour August 31 – September 5, 2014 Optional return date: November 28, 2014. London. Arriving to London. Classroom at University of London Union. GOTHIC CATHEDRAL IN SEGOVIA. Are YOU……. Adaptable? Adventurous?

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Study Abroad Semester

London

September 4 – November 14, 2014

  • European pre-tour August 31 – September 5, 2014

  • Optional return date: November 28, 2014


London


Arriving to London


Classroom at University of London Union


GOTHIC CATHEDRAL IN SEGOVIA


Are YOU……...

  • Adaptable?

  • Adventurous?

  • Patient?

  • Ready for challenges?

  • Open-minded?

  • ADAPTABLE!

    These are the traits of successful study abroad students


Study Abroad at MiraCosta

  • Offers university transferrable classes with transcript from California Community College (Citrus College)

  • Courses taught by California instructors who travel with the students to the host country --- so all classes taught in English

  • Classes include only students and faculty enrolled in the program. Classes meet in one classroom assigned at the University of London Union Campus.

  • Students pay tuition and fees for a minimum of 12 academic units to Citrus College, a California Community College for the same cost as taking classes at MiraCosta..

  • Program fees cover the cost of housing and services in the host country

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older


Eligibility

  • Completion of twelve units of degree applicable or transferable college units by Spring 2014

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (MiraCosta policy)

  • Must be 18 years of age before departure

  • Must enroll in 12 units during semester program


London Academic ClassesClass titles and numbers from Citrus College Catalog

KENNETH GUTTMAN – CITRUS COLLEGE

Hist120 - British Life and Culture (CSU/UC) REQUIRED

Psychology 101Introduction to Psychology (CSU/UC)

Psychology 225Psychology of Human Sexuality (CSU/UC)

Sociology 202

Contemporary Social Problems (CSU/UC)

JAMES URBANOVICH – CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE

Speech 101 (3 units-Grade Only)

Public Address (CSU/UC)

Speech 103Argumentation and Debate (CSU/UC)

Communications 100Mass Media and Society (CSU/UC)

Communications 200Visual Communications (CSU/UC)

Distance Education/Online Courses

Participants can choose ONE online course to meet their full-time 12 unit requirement. PLEASE NOTE: These courses are taught for 16 full weeks. They begin on August 27 and end December 14.

DEANNA DAVIS – COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS

Engl252 – Introduction to English Literature - 19th and 20th centuries (CSU/UC)

Engl272 – Introduction to World Literature - 1600’s through 20th century (CSU/UC)

Engl291 – Film as Literature (CSU/UC)

Engl294 – Introduction to Shakespeare (CSU/UC)


London Program Fee = $6745

  • Medical and Fee Refund Insurance

  • British Life and Culture

    field trips/walking tours

  • Orientation programs

  • Public library pass

  • Computer lab

  • Free email/Internet

  • Extensive social and cultural activities

  • Application fee

  • Homestay lodging w/breakfast M-F and kitchen privileges

  • London transportation pass (buses & underground train)

  • AIFS Student Center Student Services support staff with 24-hour emergency service

  • University of London Union membership

  • Guided London tour


Housing

Homestay accommodation is included in the program fee – No additional charge:

Twin-bedded room in a home in London with breakfast M-F; kitchen facilities shared with host

  • Apartment Option is an additional $950:

    Shared apartment in central London; furnished and fully equipped kitchen. No meals included.


Expenses Not Included

  • $250 refundable damage deposit

  • Passport

  • Personal Expenses

  • Meals (breakfast is included in homestay)

    Apartments include cooking equipment but not food

  • Community College enrollment fees

  • Textbooks

  • Airfare (Round trip with shuttle from London to housing)

    Can purchase group fare:

    • September 4 flight: $570 plus airline imposed taxes/fuel surcharges of $796

    • EuroTour Flight: $525 plus airline imposed taxes/fuel surcharge of $795

      Participants can choose to book their own flights to and from London


OPTION Group Airfare

  • Round-trip airfare Los Angeles (LAX) to London will be available for purchase. Airfare price includes transfer from airport to housing.

  • Group airfare has specific travel dates:

    - departure on Thursday, September 4

    - return Friday, November 14 OR Friday, November 28

  • Price: airfare $570 + $796 taxes/fees/fuel surcharge

  • = $1,366


OPTIONAL TRIPS

  • Optional Cultural Activities - 4 one-day excursions and 6 evening events $525 (including transportation, guide, and entrance fees). Locations often include Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford, Brighton, Stonehenge and Salisbury, Bath

  • Six Cultural Events

    • Theatre – Musical, Drama and Comedy

    • Program usually includes a ticket to a rugby game or football match (that’s soccer to you!)

  • Optional tour of Scotland – 4 days/3 nights - $595

  • Optional European tour – 5 days/4 nights - $995

  • Medical insurance IS included in the program, but if you want to increase the coverage - Optional Medical Insurance Upgrade is $65

  • Optional Personal Property Coverage is $90


Estimated costs


Financial Aid Guidelines

  • Study Abroad Financial Aid is Processed at Citrus College for ALL Eligible College Students attending fall 2014 in London

  • All students applying for financial aid at Citrus College must adhere to Citrus College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAPS) which includes but is not limited to: student’s limited to a maximum of 72completed total units, enrolled in an eligible program, and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.


Financial Aid

IF YOU ALREADY APPLIED FOR 2014-2015 at MiraCosta College

  • Add Citrus College on your Student Aid Report or call the processor (800) 433-3243 to add Code 001166

  • Forward official sealed copies of ALL academic transcripts to Citrus College

  • Complete Citrus College application for admission Applications available online http://www.citruscollege.edu

  • Send the Request for Financial Assistance forms included in your Study Abroad materials to Citrus College now, Attention: Julie Martinez


Financial Aid

IF YOU WANT FINANCIAL AID BUT HAVE NOT

APPLIED FOR 2014-2015

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ASAP – Application available on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Follow instructions.

  • List school code of study abroad host college to receive your Student Aid Report: Citrus College code - Code 001166; MiraCosta code - 001239

  • Sign and mail Request Financial Assistance sheet

  • Follow remaining procedure list in Applying for Financial Aid


Need more money?

  • AIFS Ambassador Scholarships – Available only to student applicants to London! Deadline June 14, 2013

  • Do you have a Pell Grant with your Financial Aid award?

    Gilman Scholarship is a national scholarship competition for study abroad participation. Deadline: The deadline: March 4, 2014 by 11:59pm Central Time. www.iie.org/gilman

  • MiraCosta Foundation offering scholarships for Fall 2014. Look at the MiraCosta Scholarship Website for deadlines!

    Are you an Art student? Completed 2 transfer-level art classes? Check out the Dorothy Pat McCoury Study Abroad scholarship!


Dates and Deadlines

  • Today: scholarships and financial aid. No obligation!

  • March 4 – Gilman Scholarship deadline

  • June 13, 2014– submit application and deposit to purchase airfare option. Also deadline for London Ambassador Scholarship application

  • July TBA– pay balance of program fees

  • August TBA – attend program orientation


Check for understanding

  • What are the deadlines for study abroad?

  • Who can apply?

  • How much does it cost?

  • What language are my classes taught in?

  • Where do I take classes?

  • How do I get a transcript for classes I complete on this program?

  • Where do I live?


Contact me!

Mia Scavone

International Office

MiraCosta College

Oceanside Campus, Room 3443

[email protected]

760/795-6897


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