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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.

Paris: September 6 Tuesday 5 p.m. Information meeting (CI 159 and online)
Click here to register and receive a reminder.

Scholarship and Fundraising Workshop: September 15 (online only)
Click here to register and receive a reminder.

Paris: September 20 Tuesday 5 p.m. Information meeting (CI 159 and online)
Click here to register and receive a reminder.

Paris: October 4 Tuesday 5 p.m. Information meeting (online only)
Click here to register and receive a reminder.

Paris Mandatory Pre-departure Meeting: December 10 Saturday 10 a.m. (CI 159)

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​Review the information brochure for Paris faculty, course and other program details.

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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.

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. [PDF file]

The Fund For Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship provides a large quantity of awards (around $2000) to study abroad students. Applications for winter and spring 2023 programs will open in July and close in September 2022. For summer and fall 2023 programs, applications will open in November 2022 and close in January 2023.

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 the slides from our recent Funding Your Study Abroad presentation.

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Academics

This program allows you to study in Paris while enrolled in Citrus College courses; the courses are UC and/or CSU transferable.

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Study abroad is a transformative, life-altering experience that will broaden students' understanding of themselves and the world. There are numerous tangible benefits for 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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October 13, 2022: Enrollment deposit deadline

November 11, 2022: Entire balance is due

December 10 (Saturday), 2022: Mandatory pre-departure meeting at 10 a.m. in CI 159

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Email kwinslow@aifs.com and provide withdrawal intent.

If an individual student withdraws the student will receive a refund according to the following schedule:

  • Withdrawal on or before Thursday, October 13, 2022
    All fees paid less a $150 processing fee.

  • Withdrawal after Thursday, October 13, 2022 but on or before Friday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2022
    No refund and the total program fee is due.

  • Withdrawal once the program has begun
    No refund.

Please note that any student who is academically withdrawn by their home institution after their application has been processed by AIFS is subject to the standard refund policy.

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

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