Students enroll in 12-14 units of college credit in classes designed to enhance the study abroad experience and maximize the benefits of living and studying in Spain. Most classes meet general education requirements and are transferable for a bachelor’s degree. Courses are taught by faculty from your college and/or from colleges that are members of the Southern California Foothills Consortium (SCFC) and include Salamanca-based instructors for some of the Spanish language courses. Students are encouraged to enroll in a Spanish course, but Spanish is not required.
Students from all community colleges and universities are welcome to participate in the Spring 2016 Semester in Salamanca, Spain, if they meet eligibility requirements. Eligibility to participate in the program requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 units of previous college level course work completed at Citrus College or an accredited college. First year students enrolled in 12 units may be accommodated. Call the Study Abroad Specialist at (626) 914-8560 if you have questions regarding eligibility.
- Attend a Study Abroad Information Meeting on your campus; OR speak with your Study Abroad Program Coordinator if you are unable to attend.
- Complete the AIFS Online Enrollment Form
- To complete your online AIFS online enrollment form you will select your housing preference; choose your international flight, tours, and other program options and make the first payment of $450. Completion of the application and the $450 payment reserves your space in the program but enrollment will be contingent upon the academic approval of your Study Abroad Program Coordinator.
- Submit unofficial transcripts (electronically or physically) to your home campus Study Abroad Program Coordinator by November 20 (please submit transcripts as early as possible) to gain academic approval. Students who have made the initial $450 payment and have gained academic approval from the Study Abroad Program Coordinator will have successfully completed their enrollment. Students deemed academically ineligible will receive a full refund of their application fee.
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINANCIAL AID FOR SPRING IN SPAIN SHOULD FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW NOW:
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2015-2016 online
www.fafsa.ed.gov and add the Citrus College Code 001166.
- Complete the Request for Financial Assistance for SPAIN and Information Release form located in your SPAIN brochure packet. SCAN AND EMAIL THESE TWO FORMS NOW to
- Complete a Citrus College application for admission online
www.citruscollege.edu Click on WingSpan; Apply for Admission. You will be issued a Citrus student I.D and student email.
Financial aid will send important information to your Citrus WingSpan financial aid link and Citrus College student email.
AWARD LETTERS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR CITRUS COLLEGE WINGSPAN FINANCIAL AID LINK AFTER ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTS ARE RECEIVED AND VERIFIED.
CHECK WINGSPAN AND CITRUS STUDENT EMAIL OFTEN.
If you are a Cal Grant recipient, it is your responsibility to submit a ‘Grant Record Change Form for Students’ (G-10 form) to CSAC (California Student Aid Commission) indicating the semester you will be changing to Citrus College. You must also submit the school change back to your home school for the following semester. Students who fail to notify CSAC may lose their Cal Grant eligibility.
FINANCIAL AID CHECKS - Checks will be mailed to the address listed on the Citrus College Application for Admission. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to complete a student update form. Complete a change of address form through
www.citruscollege.edu - Admissions and Records, Student Forms, Student Update.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
AIFS AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP – Call or email your Study Abroad Coordinator or John Morris for an AIFS scholarship application.
BENJAMIN GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP – The Gilman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who study abroad. Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad. Complete the online application at
www.iie.org/gilman Deadline to submit application including transcripts is
October 6, 2015, 9:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
ALL students must make a first program payment of $450 when they complete the AIFS Online Enrollment Form.
Students who are NOT receiving financial aid will make the final payment on December 23.
receiving financial aid are responsible for paying
some of the balance by December 23. The
remaining balance for financial aid students will need to be paid to AIFS according to the student's financial aid disbursement dates.
PAYMENTS DUE FROM FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS ON DECEMBER 23 include the airfare and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges (if you plan to travel on the AIFS arranged group flight with airport pick-up and return); the $250
refundable damage deposit; and $600 of the balance. Financial aid students are also responsible for paying any single room surcharges (if they choose to live in a
single room in an apartment or homestay); $50 tour deposit (if they choose the optional tour to Morocco), and any portion of the
balance that will
not be covered by their financial aid award.
If you are a financial aid student and your financial aid file is
not complete or loans are not guaranteed, you will be required to pay AIFS any portion of the balance not covered.
REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES
Spring in Spain registration instructions will be emailed to all students who have submitted their unofficial transcripts and paid the first $450 program payment. Be sure the email address you list on your application is one you check regularly.
You must also complete a Citrus College Application for Admission in order to register for spring 2016 classes. Complete a Citrus College application for admission online
www.citruscollege.edu Click on WingSpan; Apply for Admission. You will be issued a student I.D and student email.
SPAIN ORIENTATION : Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Spain student orientation will be held at Citrus College in the Center for Innovation, Rm. 159 (CI 159), for all students participating in the Spain program. Spain faculty and student services staff will attend. Family members are welcome.
CONSORTIUM COLLEGES AND CONTACTS
Antelope Valley College – Michelle Hernandez (661) 722-6300 X6688
Barstow Community College – Ramon Vasconcellos (760) 252-2411 x7329
Citrus College – John Morris (626) 914-8560
College of the Canyons – Claudia Acosta (661) 362-3530
College of the Desert – Kristen Nelson (760) 568-7512
Crafton Hills College – Kris Acquistapace (909) 389-3347
MiraCosta College – Mia Scavone (760) 765-6897
Mt. San Antonio College – Larry Silva (909) 594-5611 x6321
Mt. San Jacinto College – Shartelle Fears (951) 639-5261
Rio Hondo College – Adam Wetsman (562) 692-0921
and Wendy Gonzalez (562) 908-3429
San Bernardino Valley College – Jose Recinos (909) 384-8607
Victor Valley College – Hinrich Kaiser (760) 245-4271 x2791
All OTHER colleges and universities (626) 914-8560 John Morris
CITRUS COLLEGE CONTACTS
1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741
Study Abroad Specialist/Coordinator (626) 914-8560
Cathy Napoli - Admissions and Records Coordinator (626) 914-8512
Julie Martinez - Financial Aid Advisor (626) 914-8592
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN STUDY (AIFS) CONTACTS:
One High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT 06905
Patty Cardenas – Registrar/Financial Concerns (withdrawals, refunds, financial aid, payment processing) (800) 727-2437 x5078
Karen Winslow – Systems Coordinator (housing questions, flight questions, general program questions) (800) 727-2437 x5089