Study Abroad Spain (Andalucía) is a fully academic program coordinated through the Office of International Education at Mesa Community College. As with any academic program, you can utilize student financial aid (grants and/or loans) to offset the cost of the program. In all, there are five big ways to make the money happen:
- If you are currently getting financial aid, ask your financial aid advisor if there is any money available in your current year for Summer I. Surprisingly, there often is.
- An IDA through "A New Leaf" is a program that allows you to "save up" for MCC -- and after six months, they will match your savings 3-for-1 for tuition, fees and books.
- Americorps offers an award in exchange for a minimum of 300 hours of volunteer service in the community.
- We have a long list of Money-Raising Ideas, from asking your relatives to throwing a fundraising party.
- And to round all that off, MCC's International Education department offers three scholarships/grants for Study Abroad (above and beyond your other financial aid). Complete scholarship information and forms are available at the International Education website. The deadline for these applications is March 1. Please direct all questions concerning scholarships to MCC's Office of International Education.
MCC's Study Abroad program has a web page with all the details.