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


Financial Aid

Awards and loans are available for the fall 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.


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​ (six 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: Thursday, March 9, 2023
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.

Click here to view additional scholarship resources and links in a spreadsheet format.

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


Academics and Eligibility Requirements

This program allows you to study in Rome, Italy 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.

If you are a student veteran, be sure to check in with the Veteran Success Center or contact director Maria Buffo at (626) 852-6457.


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.


The AIFS program fee is $8445 (shared apartment with twin beds) or $9595 (homestay twin beds option which includes daily breakfast and five dinners a week) based on an enrollment of 40 or more participants.

See the timeline and fee schedule document for complete details.


Wednesday, June 7, 2023: $450 enrollment deposit deadline

Friday, July 7, 2023: Entire balance due (financial aid students will pay the majority of fees when they receive their awards/refunds)

Saturday, July 29, 2023: Mandatory orientation


Email and provide withdrawal intent

Withdrawal on or before: Wednesday, June 7, 2023: All fees paid less a $150 processing fee

Withdrawal after Wednesday, June 7, 2023 but on or before Friday, July 7, 2023: 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, July 7, 2023: No refund, and the total program fee is due

Withdrawal once the program has begun: No refund

Please note: 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.


John Morris
Study Abroad Specialist, Citrus College
(626) 914-8560

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

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