ACADEMICS
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 bachelors 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.

ELIGIBILITY
Students from all community colleges and universities are welcome to participate in the Spring 2015 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 Coordinator at (626) 914-8560 if you have questions regarding eligibility.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP #1. Academic Approval

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Information Meeting on your campus OR speak to the Study Abroad Program Coordinator to receive an Academic Eligibility Application
  2. Complete the Academic Eligibility Application
  3. Attach official/sealed transcripts from all colleges attended
  4. Submit the Academic Eligibility Application and transcripts to your Study Abroad Program Coordinator for approval and signature (see list below)
  5. Mail the completed Academic Eligibility Application (and transcripts if possible) to:
    Citrus College Study Abroad
    1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
    Glendora, CA 91741

STEP #2: Complete Online Enrollment Form
Once you receive academic approval, you will receive a link to the online Enrollment Form. The link to the online Enrollment Form will be sent to you by email to the email address you list on your Academic Eligibility Application.

To complete your online enrollment form, you will make the first payment of $350, select your housing preference, choose your international flight, tours, and other program options. THE ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM CONFIRMS YOUR PARTICIPATION AND GUARANTEES YOUR SPACE IN THE PROGRAM.

THE ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND FIRST PAYMENT ($350) MADE BY NOVEMBER 17.

FINANCIAL AID
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINANCIAL AID FOR SPRING IN SPAIN SHOULD FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW NOW:

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2014-2015 online www.fafsa.ed.gov and add the Citrus College Code 001166.
  2. 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 ljamison@citruscollege.edu  
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Lynn Jamison 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 7, 2014, 11:59 Central Standard Time.

PAYMENT POLICY 
ALL students must make a first program payment of $350 when they complete the Online Enrollment Form. Students who are NOT receiving financial aid will make the final payment on December 22.

Students receiving financial aid are responsible for paying some of the balance by December 22. 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 22 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 an approved Academic Eligibility Application. 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 2015 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 24, 2015 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 mhernandez@avc.edu  
Barstow Community College – Ramon Vasconcellos (760) 252-2411 X7329 rvasconc@barstow.edu
Citrus College – Lynn Jamison (626) 914-8560 Ljamison@citruscollege.edu
College of the Canyons – Claudia Acosta (661) 362-3530 Claudia.Acosta@canyons.edu  
College of the Desert – Jennifer Julian (760) 776-7270 jjulian@collegeofthedesert.edu  
Crafton Hills College – Kris Acquistapace (909) 389-3347 kacquistapace@craftonhills.edu  
MiraCosta College – Mia Scavone (760) 757-2121 X 6896 mscavone@miracosta.edu  
Mt. San Antonio College – Larry Silva (909) 594-5611 X6321 studyabroad@mt.sac.edu  
Mt. San Jacinto College – Shartelle Fears (951) 639-5261 sfears@msjc.edu  
Rio Hondo College – Melissa Refino Juarez (562) 463-6657 mjuarez@riohondo.edu  
and Wendy Gonzalez (562) 908-3429 wgonzalez@riohondo.edu  
San Bernardino Valley College – Jose Recinos (909) 384-8607 jrecinos@valleycollege.edu  
San Diego City College – Marion Froehlich (619) 388-3652 mfroehli@sdccd.edu 
Victor Valley College – Hinrich Kaiser (760) 245-4271 X2791 hinrich.kaiser@vvc.edu  
All OTHER colleges and universities (626) 914-8560 Lynn Jamison Ljamison@citruscollege.edu  

CITRUS COLLEGE CONTACTS
1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741
Lynn Jamison – Study Abroad Specialist/Coordinator (626) 914-8560 Ljamison@citruscollege.edu
Cathy Napoli - Admissions and Records Coordinator (626) 914-8512 cnapoli@citruscollege.edu
Julie Martinez - Financial Aid Advisor (626) 914-8592 jmartinez@citruscollege.edu

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN STUDY (AIFS) CONTACTS:
One High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT 06905
Patty Cardenas – Registrar/Program Accounting (800) 727-2437 X5078 pcardenas@aifs.com
Karen Winslow – Systems Program Coordinator (800) 727-2437 X5089 kwinslow@aifs.com