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 Classes Class titles and numbers from Citrus College CatalogCitrus College Catalog DEANNA DAVIS – COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS Engl 252 – Introduction to English Literature - 19th and 20th centuries (CSU/UC) Engl 272 – Introduction to World Literature - 1600s through 20 th century (CSU/UC) Engl 291 – Film as Literature (CSU/UC) Engl 294 – Introduction to Shakespeare (CSU/UC) KENNETH GUTTMAN – CITRUS COLLEGE Hist 120 - British Life and Culture (CSU/UC) REQUIRED Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology (CSU/UC) Psychology 225 Psychology of Human Sexuality (CSU/UC) Sociology 202 Contemporary Social Problems (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. JAMES URBANOVICH – CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE Speech 101 (3 units- Grade Only) Public Address (CSU/UC) Speech 103 Argumentation and Debate (CSU/UC) Communications 100 Mass Media and Society (CSU/UC) Communications 200 Visual Communications (CSU/UC)
London Program Fee = $6745 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 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
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 (thats 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 EXPENSEHousing with host familyHousing with student apartment Program Fees $ 6,745.00 $ 7,695.00 Round-trip airfare (group fare) $ 1,366.00 Airport transfer London to housing included with group airfare Meals break included + 2 meals3 meals x 72 days $ 2,160.00 $ 2,880.00 local transportation included Tuition for in-state ($46/unit) $ 552.00 books $ 600.00 ESTIMATED TOTAL $11,423.00$13,093.00
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 Colleges Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAPS) which includes but is not limited to: students limited to a maximum of 72 completed 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.eduhttp://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. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 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 Iip@miracosta.edu 760/795-6897