London is an exciting city in which to live and study. Still one of the world's most beautiful capitals, it is rich in art, music, theater and literary history. It is the seat of British government and the world's longest surviving monarchy.
More than 40 theaters provide unrivaled opportunities for students to experience live, professional productions. Four major symphony orchestras and two opera companies reside in London. Leading ballet, contemporary dance and touring companies all perform in London, a city resplendent with concert halls and music festivals. For followers of contemporary music, London offers an unparalleled range of live rock and ethnic music performances. Historic galleries and a wide variety of museums (near where you'll be studying at the University of London) provide opportunities to view many of the world's artistic masterpieces. London is a city of theater and theater companies from the National Shakespeare and Royal Shakespeare companies to the street entertainers in the parks and tube stations.
London has an immensely rich cultural heritage. England and America share political and historical roots that stretch back to the Magna Carta. London is a city of contrasts where modern office building overlook Victorian palaces, medieval fortresses and Georgian town houses. The population is as diverse as the architecture. Londoners come from all parts of the globe and share a cosmopolitan life of dress, customs, cuisine, and culture.
It is no surprise that students want to come to London to live and study. London University alone has more than 50,000 students, and many more are enrolled at other universities, colleges and specialized schools. Students bring a more global perspective to their home campuses after experiencing the London study program.
Classes are generally offered Monday-Thursday so opportunities for local travel are too numerous to mention more than a sampling. London itself has sights and scenes to occupy the mind and imagination from the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London. Stonehenge, Stratford, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Canterbury, and Rochester are all within the scope of a weekend of sight-seeing, and many such excursions are offered through the AIFS Optional Cultural Program. Opportunities for travel in Scotland, Ireland and the continent are available. A European pre-tour will visit the historic and scenic cities of Paris, Bruges and Brussels. An optional mid-semester tour of Scotland is also offered.
The study abroad partnership program provides a unique academic experience. Your course of study will be a regular part of your college program, taught by faculty from your college or one of the colleges that are a part of the Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad. The courses will require the same academic commitment and effort that they would demand on your own campus. All academic credits earned by students are part of the regular authorized course offerings and will appear on your college transcript. Most courses are transferable and will apply to the earning of a bachelor's degree.
The academic program includes a lecture series on British Life and Culture coordinated by AIFS using local academics. These interdisciplinary lectures are planned to give students a broad background to the meaning of British culture and civilization. Presentations by British guest lecturers take a social, historical and cultural approach to contemporary British society and examine traditions and institutions to help students understand the British way of life. Four related field trips (at no additional cost) go to places such as the Globe Theatre, Museum of London, National and Tate galleries and Houses of Parliament. Supporting discussion seminars are often included.
Eligibility to participate in this program requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 units of previous college transferable course work at an accredited college. Students not meeting the eligibility requirement may petition for consideration to participate through their campus study abroad office.
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Financial aid is available to eligible students and is processed at Citrus College for students who are going to register for Citrus classes held in London, England. Students must add Citrus College to their FAFSA and return the Request for Financial Assistance and FERPA form for London, England (located in your Semester in London packet) to Julie Martinez, Citrus College Financial Aid, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741
The Citrus College Financial Aid Office will begin processing financial aid applications as they are received.
If you have already applied for financial aid for the 2013-2014 school year, please make sure Citrus College is listed on your FAFSA. The Citrus College code is #001166.
If you have not applied for financial aid for 2013-2014 school year, you need to complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can file the FAFSA electronically through the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Do not forget to mail in the printed signed certification sheet when filing electronically. Your application will be invalid without the signed certification. Be sure to list Citrus College Title IV Code 001166 on the FAFSA.
If a student is a Cal Grant recipient, it is their responsibility to submit a 'Grant Record Change Form For Students' (G-10 form) to CSAC (California Student Aid Commission) indicating the semester the student will be changing to Citrus College. The student MUST ALSO SUBMIT the school change BACK to their home school for the following semester. Students who fail to notify CSAC may lose their Cal Grant eligibility.
Students who are attempting to receive financial aid must have submitted all supporting documents requested to complete their file. Citrus College Financial Aid Office will send award letters to students after all documents are received and verified.
Do not delay completing applications, forms, and responding to our letters requesting further information or you may jeopardize your chances for receiving an award letter by the deadline.