Previous Program Information

London, England (Fall 2014)

Check out last year's program at Semester in London 2014

 

Salamanca, Spain (Spring 2014)

Why Study in Spain?

Study abroad can be an enlightening, maturing and life-changing experience.  As students live in and learn to understand a different culture, they are challenged to re-examine themselves, their attitudes and their studies.  Salamanca, due to its rich historic, artistic and cultural heritage, is considered one of Spain’s most important cities.  The mark of civilizations, some of which pre-date the Romans, can be found throughout the city.  Many important historical figures passed through Salamanca:  the duke of Alba, Meléndez Valdés, Unamuno, Columbus, Cervantes, and the Conde-duque de Olivares.  In the field of Art, all the styles have left their most worthy and exquisite mark on this city.  The Spanish Plateresque style, of decorative quality and fine execution, offers its most beautiful examples in Salamanca.  The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, is one of the oldest and most renowned in Europe.  Salamanca was awarded Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO and in 2002 the city was declared European Capital of Culture.

Program Materials

Program Details

Program Dates: February 13-April 26, 2014 (10 weeks)

Program Price: $6,425 includes overnight in Madrid, shared room in student apartment, cultural visits as part of Spanish Life and Culture Class, orientation and onsite staff. Round-trip airfare available for additional $645 plus tax, fees and fuel surcharges of $614(subject to change). Additional housing and Morocco tour options available for additional cost.  See Salamanca Program Information for details and additional fees.

Tuition and Fees: Participants pay tuition and fees to Citrus College, a California Community College with the same fee structure as MiraCosta (expected cost per unit of $46 per unit for California resident). Deadline: Applications accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Students apply by completing student application with a $350 deposit, copy of passport, and 4 passport-sized photographs. Applications must be received no later than November 13, 2013 to purchase group airfare.

Scholarships available: Don’t miss out on the chance to receive an AIFS scholarship of $1,000 or $500 available to participants of the Spain program! Deadline to apply, November 13, 2013.

You will live and study in the heart of Salamanca, where Spanish is the primary language, so that everyday life will support the experience of the classroom.  Eligibility to participate in the program requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 units of previous college level course work at an accredited college.   Students enroll in 12-14 units in Salamanca.  If you choose the traditional Spanish program (Spanish I, II, III, or IV), you are sure to achieve a high degree of proficiency in understanding and speaking Spanish and a command of oral Spanish that can only be achieved through an immersion program.  Students can select from several other course offerings.  All students will gain an understanding of Spanish culture, geography, art, literature and history through the Spanish Life and Culture class.  The resident directors organize sightseeing, concerts, sporting events, museum visits and other field trips, encouraging students to benefit from the rich and varied cultural offerings of Spain.

Your course of study will be a regular part of your college program.  The ability to speak Spanish is not required as classes are taught by faculty from your home college or one of the colleges that are members of the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad.  Spanish language classes can include Salamanca based instructors.  The classes will require the same academic commitment and effort that they would demand on your home campus.  All courses are listed in the Citrus College catalog and are transferable to either CSU or UC or both.  Most meet general education or major requirements (refer to the Citrus College catalog online www.citruscollege.edu ).  Copies of transcripts will be mailed to all students attending member colleges.  Official sealed transcripts can be requested by all participating students at semester’s end.

London, England (Fall 2013)

Program Dates: September 5 - November 15, 2013 (10 weeks).  Optional return date:  November 29, 2013.  Download program flyer for more information.

Salamanca, Spain (Spring 2013)

Program Details

London, England (Fall 2012)

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Salamanca, Spain (Spring 2012)

Read student blogs on Salamanca!

Spend spring 2012 in Salamanca and experience the rich historic, artistic and cultural heritage of Spain!  The Semester in Salamanca is a full-time academic program requiring students to register for a minimum of 12 units for the duration of the program.  Participants must have completed 12 academic units with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and be at least 18 years old to be eligible.

To apply for Financial Aid, students must complete a 2011-2012 FAFSA form and include Citrus College in the list of schools (School Code:  001166).

Students participating in the Semester in Salamanca program are required to enroll and complete a minimum of 12 units for the duration of the study abroad experience. Classes begin and end in Spain.  The course numbers and titles are from the Citrus College catalog.  Course offerings are subject to change prior to departure.  For detailed information on the class offering, visit Citrus College website.

Barcelona, Spain (Fall 2010)

Costa Rica

Study Spanish in the beautiful setting of Costa Rica!  MiraCosta College is offering a four-week Spanish immersion program for students of all Spanish levels! 

Click for program brochure and calendar of activities for the 2009 program

Florence, Italy (Spring 2010)

Program Details:

Summer Costa Rica (Summer 2009)

Study Spanish in the beautiful setting of Costa Rica!  MiraCosta College is offering a four-week Spanish immersion program for students of all Spanish levels! 

Florence, Italy (Spring 2008)

Applicants must submit a completed registration form, a signed student release form, and a signed Conduct Release form from all colleges attended along with the $400 program deposit to be considered for the program.

Salamaca, Spain (Spring 2008)

Spend spring 2008 in Salamanca and experience the rich historic, artistic and cultural heritage of Spain.  Program dates are February 20, 2008 through May 18, 2008.  The program is a full-time academic program where students register for 12 academic units.  Program price is $6,795 including shared room with host family or shared room in a student apartment, round trip airfare, 3 nights in Madrid including accommodation and sightseeing, and travel insurance.  Student choosing the home stay option will receive 2 meals per day at the same price.  

To apply for Financial Aid, students must fill out a FAFSA form and include Citrus College in the list of schools (School Code:  001166). 

Eligibility requirements are completion of 12 academic units by December 2007 with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

London (Fall 2007)

The program for Fall 2007 in London, England is now closed.  More information about Fall 2008 program will be available in December 2007.

Spend fall semester in one of the world's greatest capital cities, with a rich history in art, theater, literature and music. Program dates are September 6, 2007 through December 7, 2007. The program is a full-time academic program where students will complete 12 academic units. List of class offering is listed below.  Program price is $6,995 including shared room with host family, membership in the University of London Student Union, underground pass, and travel insurance.  Price does not include airfare. To apply for Financial Aid, students must fill out a FAFSA form and include Citrus College in the list of schools (School Code:  001166). 

Eligibility requirements are completion of 12 academic units by June 2007 with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline to apply is June 11, 2007. 

Seville and Barcelona (Fall 2007)

The Seville & Barcelona program for fall 2007 is now closed.  Study and travel in the beautiful cities of Seville and Barcelona, Spain in fall 2007!  Program dates will be mid-September 2007 and end mid-December 2007.

Financial aid available to eligible students.  Each student must fill out a FAFSA form and include Southwestern College in the list of schools (School Code: 00129400) be eligible for financial aid.  January 1st 2007 these forms are available and students should complete them as soon as possible, to receive maximum benefits.  Students must apply for financial aid at Citrus College, as it is the host college for this program.

Class offerings on the Semester in Seville and Barcelona program are listed below.  All students must enroll in at least 12 units. Class titles and catalog numbers are from the Southwestern College catalog.

Spring Break in Japan 2007

A group of fifteen students accompanied Japanese Instructor Noriko Kameda on a nine-day trip to Japan during Spring Break 2007.  Cities visited included Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fuji City (Sister City of Oceanside), and Tokyo.  

Picture above: Jim Reinitz, left, and Joe Silverman (Associate Faculty, Economics) were among the group of fifteen travelers that visited Japan over Spring Break.

Ensenada, Mexico (Spring 2007)

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Contact Information

MiraCosta College
Institute for International Perspectives
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, California, United States 92056

We are located on the Oceanside campus in room 3443.
P 760.795.6897 (toll-free outside 760 area code: 888.201.8480 x6897. Contact us via e-mail at: iip@miracosta.edu