Learn more about study abroad to Salamanca, Spain for spring 2016! Attend a Study Abroad Information Meeting --- dates are available for fall 2015. And visit the Spain Study Abroad page at Citrus College for online links to the brochure and application from previous years. You can also watch the video made about students in the Semester in Salamanca program.
Classes available in Salamanca, Spain for spring 2016. Classes will be offered in 3 disciplines: Spanish language, Speech, and Philosophy. Course titles and numbers are from the Citrus College catalog: Spanish I, II, III, or IV; Spanish for Native Speakers; Speech 100 – Interpersonal Communication; Speech 101 – Public Address; Speech 103 – Argumentation and Debate; Speech 106 – Small Group Communication; Philosophy 101 – Great Religions of the World; Philosophy 106 - Introduction to Philosophy; Philosophy 130 - History of Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy 110 – Philosophy/Logic. Students can choose ONE online class from the following of online classes offered by Citrus College during spring 2016: Anthropology 212 Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Anthropology 212L Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab; Art 103 Art History and Appreciation – Renaissance to Rococo; Business 130 Introduction Business; Communication 100 Mass Media and Society; Economics 101 Principles of Economics; History 107 History of the United States before 1877; History 108 History of the United States from 1877; Political Science 103 American Government and Politics; Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Psychology; Psychology 213 Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse; Sociology 201 Introduction to Sociology.
Study abroad is an opportunity to attend classes outside the United States with the purpose of earning academic credit related to your educational goals. At MiraCosta College, we may offer two types of Study Abroad programs:
MiraCosta currently offers one semester-length study abroad program each fall and spring semesters. This page will highlight CURRENT programs and PREVIOUS programs. Remember that programs are open to all language levels, so participants are not restricted based upon international language proficiency. Can't find a program you want at MiraCosta? Visit the International Office. We can help you research a program that meets your needs.
MiraCosta College students can participate in MiraCosta College-sponsored Study Abroad programs if they have completed a minimum of 12 academic credit units and have a cumulative GPA of greater than 2.5. All Study Abroad participants must be over 18 years old. Feel free to contact the Institute for International Perspectives regarding eligibility requirements for other study abroad opportunities.
The answer to this depends on the destination, length and fees included in the program costs. In general, students will pay tuition and textbook costs to a California community college at the same rate as if you were taking courses on campus. Program fees cover airfare, housing, in-country support services, travel insurance, and other group travel expenses in the host country. For semester-length programs, program fees range from $7,000 to $9,000. Study Abroad fees do not cover personal expenses or independent travel expenses.
Study abroad can be a life changing experience that gives students the opportunities to learn about another culture first-hand and improve or learn new foreign language in an environment that can't be replicated in a classroom. Students have the chance to travel and make connections around the world, expanding their world views, all while earning transfer-level coursework at reasonable prices. Study abroad builds personal and professional skills that will distinguishes you in the job market. Read about past participants in our international newsletter.
In a word: YES! All students interested in study abroad should apply for Federal financial aid through the FAFSA application. Before you submit your FAFSA form, contact the International Office for instructions on which schools are awarding financial aid to Study Abroad participants. Next, visit the International Office to learn about scholarship opportunities specifically for Study Abroad participants. There are a number of websites that include lists of scholarships for study abroad that could relate to specific locations or purpose for study. The following are a few sample websites with scholarship opportunities:
Globalinks Learning Abroad - Additional Scholarship Resources
MSU Information on Study Abroad Scholarship for Multicultural Studies
The Gilman Scholarship is a federally-funded program to support students at 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities to study abroad. Awards of up to $5,000 are granted to students participating in school-approved programs, depending on the length of study and student financial need. U.S. citizens who are receiving a federal Pell Grant as a part of the federal financial aid award (FAFSA) are eligible to apply.
No. We design the length of our programs to be less than 90 days so U.S. citizens do not need to apply for a visa. If students choose to stay longer than 90 days, or if you travel with a passport other than U.S. passport, you will need to investigate what visa obligation you may have.
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