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For program information and fundraising/scholarship workshops, attend the following 2022 meetings. You can also join meetings without registering by clicking on this direct Zoom link.

Madrid: October 12 Wednesday 5 p.m. Information meeting (online only)
Click here to register and receive a reminder.

Madrid: November 2 Wednesday 5 p.m. Information meeting (online only)
Click here to register and receive a reminder.

* Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 10 a.m. : Mandatory pre-departure orientation meeting in CI 159

  
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Financial Aid

Awards and loans are available for the spring 2023 semester through the Citrus College Financial Aid office. After applying and receiving a Citrus student ID number, click here to complete the Financial Aid Request Form.

Scholarship

In order to minimize your reliance on financial aid/loans be sure to budget, plan, fundraise, and apply to as many scholarships as possible.

Review Mt. SAC Study Abroad Advisor Casandra Rubio's scholarship worksheet and make an appointment with your study abroad advisor, writing center, or faculty for scholarship writing assistance.

AIFS Ambassador Scholarship​ (five are available for Southern California Foothill Consortium college students)

The Gilman scholarship awards Pell Grant eligible students (required) a maximum of $5,000 per program (usually $2,000-$3,000).
Deadline: first Tuesday of October for winter and spring programs (or you can submit early for summer and fall) and the first Tuesday of March for summer and fall programs (or submit early for winter and spring). Click here to view the Gilman overview presentation slides and a PDF file.

Your college's financial aid page will likely have information about internal and external scholarships. Citrus College's internal scholarships open in the spring and close in May.

View our scholarship and fundraising information sheet for additional resources. Click here to view additional scholarship resources and links.

View the slides from our the Funding Your Study Abroad presentation. (PDF file)

  
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Academics

This program allows you to study in Madrid, Spain while enrolled in Citrus College courses; the courses are UC and/or CSU transferable. The onsite courses are limited to the faculty participating in the program but students may also enroll in Citrus' online education courses. See the brochure for complete course information.

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Study abroad is a transformative, life-changing experience that will broaden students understanding of themselves and the world. There are numerous tangible benefits to study abroad alumni including: increased self-confidence, improved GPA, lower unemployment rates, and higher starting salaries.

Check out UC Merced's What Statistics Show about Study Abroad Students page for more information.

  
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The AIFS program fee is $8245 (homestay option) or $8895 (apartment option) based on an enrollment of 45 or more participants.

See the timeline and fee schedule document for details.

  
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Wednesday, November 23, 2022: $450 enrollment deposit deadline

Friday, December 23, 2022: Entire balance due (financial aid students will pay the majority of fees when they receive their awards/refunds)

Saturday, January 21, 2023: Mandatory orientation

  
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Email kwinslow@aifs.com and provide withdrawal intent

Withdrawal on or before Wednesday, November 23, 2022: All fees paid less a $150 processing fee

Withdrawal after Wednesday, November 23, 2022 but on or before Friday, December 23, 2022: All fees paid less the $450 deposit and any non-refundable deposits paid by the student or by AIFS on the student's behalf

Withdrawal after Friday, December 23, 2022: No refund, and the total program fee is due

Withdrawal once the program has begun: No refund

  
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John Morris
Study Abroad Specialist, Citrus College
studyabroad@citruscollege.edu
(626) 914-8560

*See the last page of the brochure for consortium colleges' contact details.

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