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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


September 4 – November 14, 2014

  • European pre-tour August 31 – September 5, 2014
  • Optional return date: November 28, 2014
are you
Are YOU……...
  • Adaptable?
  • Adventurous?
  • Patient?
  • Ready for challenges?
  • Open-minded?

These are the traits of successful study abroad students

study abroad at miracosta
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
  • 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 classes class titles and numbers from citrus college catalo g
London Academic ClassesClass titles and numbers from Citrus College Catalog


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)


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.


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
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

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
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
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
financial aid guidelines
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
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
  • Send the Request for Financial Assistance forms included in your Study Abroad materials to Citrus College now, Attention: Julie Martinez
financial aid1
Financial Aid


APPLIED FOR 2014-2015

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ASAP – Application available on-line at 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
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.

  • 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
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
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
Contact me!

Mia Scavone

International Office

MiraCosta College

Oceanside Campus, Room 3443