England & Scotland

Not Offered in 2024

Program Locations

Nottingham is in central England's Midlands region. It's known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and was once the center of the world's lace industry. London: the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. Edinburgh: Scotland's cosmopolitan capital city borders with miles of lush countryside.

Paris: France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine.

Imagine taking Maricopa summer courses while exploring England and Scotland! Your global academic adventure will contrast the historical, artistic, anthropological, and social contexts of these different countries and cultures.

Spend four weeks exploring the history and modernity – both above and below ground – of some of the world’s greatest cities, including London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. Excursions include, but are not limited to: Stonehenge, City of York, City of Bath, Brighton, the British Museum (in London), Chatsworth (in Derbyshire, England), and Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, and a tour of the underground vaults in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Based in Nottingham, England, your “home” for a month is associated with the legend of Robin Hood in the Sherwood Forest and the defeat of Richard III, former king of England. Nottingham is a vibrant, walkable city in the East Midlands region of central England where the average temperature in July is 70 degrees!

Britain Program Excursions (with tentative dates)

Summer Courses You Will Take During Program

  • 6 credit program
  • ENH251 Mythology (3) [G, HU]
  • PSY132 Psychology and Culture (3) [C, G, SB]
  • Mandatory study abroad orientation on Saturday, April TBA from 9 am - 2 pm at MCC.

Britain Program Details

  • Students will be housed in student residential housing at Cleaves Hall in Nottingham. Housing units include private bedrooms with bed linens, a communal kitchen, laundry facilities, and electronic security.

Did You Know??

  • The United Kingdom has no written constitution.
  • England helped develop many of the world's favorite sports, including football (soccer), boxing, and tennis; the Scots invented golf in the 1500s.
  • Haggis, a Scottish national dish, is made from ground sheep entrails that are mixed with oats and spices, tied in a sheep's stomach, and cooked.
  • The London Underground, known as the Tube, was the first subway system in the world.
  • Currency used is the pound (GBP, represented by the sign: "£").
  • Read more detailed cultural information on the United Kingdom provided by CultureGrams™.
    United kingdom (2022). CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest.

Estimated Program Costs & Deadlines

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

Program Fee
Includes lodging, academic facilities, cultural excursions, in-country ground transportation, and secondary medical insurance.

How to Pay


Program Fee Due:

$250 Confirmation Deposit Due (towards total program fee): upon acceptance to program

Confirmation deposit is non-refundable after the program fee payment deadline.

Registration Fee

Tuition: 6 credits
In-state: $97 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $217 per credit hour ($1,317 incl registration fee)

How to Pay

$ 15

$ 582

Airfare (estimated cost) $TBA

Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.


Meals are NOT included in program fee

$TBA Not needed until you land in Britain!
TOTAL Estimated Costs $TBA (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
Insurance for Participants 60+ Years of Age $3.56 per day The program fee includes secondary insurance for participants ages 18-59. There is an additional insurance charge of $3.56 per day for students 60 years and over.
Textbooks N/A No textbooks required!

Passport Info Here

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date of your return to the USA.
  • Be sure to allow at least 14-18 weeks of processing time for first time applicants and renewals.
  • Visit the U.S. Department of State website for current fees and processing times.

Program Application Deadline

Space is limited.

Apply early to reserve your place!

  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • Complete online application.
  • Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applications are reviewed/approved on a rolling basis.

Scholarships and Funding Your Program

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International Education

IE Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Does NOT require FAFSA but helps!
  • Award Range: $250-$900
  • If you are receiving financial aid from another MCCCD college, please share your FAFSA with MCC (school code 001077) two weeks prior to scholarship deadline.
  • Students applying for the International Education Scholarship will also be considered for the Maricopa Grant, if applicable.

Maricopa Grant

  • England/Scotland and Puerto Peñasco programs excluded

Deadline: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Spring 2024 deadline TBA

Get information on financial aid & grants, scholarships, and misc. resources for study abroad here.

PRIOR to applying for a scholarship, student must:

  • Be accepted into your study abroad program. Apply early!
  • Pay the program deposit of $250 online, at Cashier Services, or by calling 480.461.7400.
  • IE Study Abroad Scholarship awards will be announced via email in late February.
  • Maricopa Grants announced in mid-April-May when Summer financial aid begins awarding.


Scholarship Portal

Keyword Search: Study Abroad Program at Mesa Community College

This free online resource is a great place to go for money management info, tips, calculators, articles, worksheets, and quizzes that can assist you in achieving financial success now and in the future.
Take advantage of this great resource for Mesa Community College students to help budget for your study abroad program!

How To Register For Your Free CashCourse Account

1. Go to https://www.cashcourse.org/

2. Click on "Register for a Free Account" under the Students circle.

3. Fill in all of the required information fields and click Register.

Be sure to check out the Financial Tools. The Budget Wizard is an easy-to-use tool to start tracking where your money is going.

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Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Students apply through the college they are receiving financial aid from.

Gilman Scholarship Highlights

Maximum Award: $5,000

October Application Deadline
1st Thursday of October (awards announced by December)

March Application Deadline
1st Thursday of March (awards announced by May)

March 7, 2024
11:59 PM PST

Application NOW OPEN!


Come learn how to write essays for the Gilman International Scholarship!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Review information presented at workshop!

  • Must be a Pell Grant recipient.  Students apply indicating the school they are receiving their Pell Grant funding from. If you are not a receiving Pell Grant funding through MCC, you must apply for the Gilman through the school that you are receiving financial aid from.
  • Applications are reviewed holistically, with consideration of the following selection criteria. View Gilman Presentation here!
  • Review Gilman Essays Writing Tips.
  • Review Gilman Brainstorming Worksheet to help articulate ideas to frame your essays.
  • Review writing resources for ideas on crafting your Statement of Purpose:
  • Bring your draft to the Writing Center and get feedback on how to polish your "diamond in the rough"!
  • For application instructions, review this walkthrough video.
  • Watch videos of Gilman scholars abroad, alumni interviews, and tips from advisors and application reviewers on YouTube.
  • Note for Gilman application: For Program Administrator, select Mesa Community College

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Gilman-McCain OverView

Maximum Award: $5,000

October Application Deadline
1st Thursday of October (awards announced by December)
11:59 PM PST

January Application Deadline

Thursday, January 4, 2024
11:59 pm PST

Application cycle NOW OPEN!

  • Must be a child dependent of an active/activated US military personnel during time of application.
  • Must be a Title IV federal financial aid recipient.  Title IV funds include:
    • Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans
    • Direct PLUS Loans
    • Federal Pell Grants
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOGs)
    • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Use the same Gilman application system as other Gilman Scholarship applicants.  Applicants will simply confirm that they are child dependent of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces (Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps).
  • If a student is receiving a Federal Pell Grant and is also a child dependent of an active duty military member, then the student is eligible for both Gilman scholarships and will automatically be considered for both but eligible to receive only one. If they are selected for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship, then they will no longer be considered for the Gilman Scholarship.
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A New Leaf Assets to Opportunity (ATO)

A match savings program designed to help individuals save their own money in a special savings account and have their money matched for tuition, textbooks, and some study abroad program expenses with an 8:1 match.

Contact A New Leaf



  • Must have earned income
  • Be a resident of Arizona
  • Income must be at or below 200% of federal poverty line
  • Commit to saving $500 and saving for at least 3 months
  • Commit to making $30 deposits twice per month
  • Complete a financial wellness workshop and any other program requirements
  • Contact: ATO@turnanewleaf.org
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Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Application Opens:

Typically mid-November


Typically mid-January

Minimum Award: $1,250

  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries.
  • Only MCC's England/Scotland France & Ireland programs qualify.
  • Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:
    • First-generation college students
    • Minority students
    • Community college students
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MCC Honors Program
Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline:  2024 TBA

Maximum Award: $250-$500

If you are a current MCC Honors Program student in good standing, you can apply for up to a $500 study abroad scholarship!

For more information, call 480.461.7143.

Honors Program Study Abroad Scholarship Application

Information Sessions & Mandatory Orientation

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General Information Sessions

Playback of webinar on Nov. 18, 2022 during International Education Week


Recording Password: 5mE6StzU

For any questions, please contact studyabroad@mesacc.edu or the individual faculty program directors listed at: https://www.mesacc.edu/study-abroad/contact-us

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial Aid FAQS

At Southern & Dobson, contact Adela Bob at 480.461.7436 or at adela.bob@mesacc.edu.

At Red Mountain, contact Tori Stanton in Financial Aid at 480.654.7760 or at tori.stanton@mesacc.edu.

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 13, 2024

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation!
There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.