England, Scotland & France

July 9-August 9, 2022

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.

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!

NOTE: Due to COVID 19, the Paris, France excursion will not be offered in 2022.

Britain Program Excursions (with tentative dates)

Due to COVID 19, the Paris, France excursion will not be offered in 2022.

Courses Offered (6 credits - choose 2 courses)

Britain Program Details

  • Our program classes are held at Nottingham College, located at the edge of Nottingham's City Centre in the historic Lace Market district, home to over one hundred lace factories during the 19th century. The Adams Building, home of NCN, Nottingham, is one of the city's premier Victorian landmarks.
  • Students will be housed in student residential housing at Cleaves Hall in Nottingham within walking distance of Nottingham College. 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 (2021). 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: Friday, April 1, 2022

$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: $85 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $205 per credit hour

How to Pay

$ 15

$ 510

Airfare (estimated cost) $1,800

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

$1,000 Not needed until you land in Britain!
TOTAL Estimated Costs $6,075 (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
Possible PCR Tests for both the UK and re-entry to the US. $441

Subject to change


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.
$ 165/130
  • 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: Closed
  • 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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A New Leaf Individual Development Account (IDA)

An IDA is 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 after 6 months.

Britain Allowable Match:

  • Student Contribution: $268.71
  • Match (after requirements are met): $2,418.40
October 31, 2021


  • Must have earned income
  • Must meet income and net worth requirements (income must be at or below 200% of federal poverty limit; net worth cannot exceed $10,000)
  • Agree to save for 6 months
  • Complete a financial wellness workshop

IDA Match Savings Program

IDA Fact Sheet

IDA Application

Contact: ida@turnanewleaf.org
480-833-9200 (Ask for an IDA staff member)

International Education

IE Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Does NOT require FAFSA
  • Maximum Award: $1,000
  • 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.

Maricopa Grant

  • England/France/Scotland program excluded

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022
12 noon MST

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 the program you are a applying for a scholarship to
  • Pay the program deposit of $250 online, at Cashier Services, or by calling 480.461.7400.

2022 England/France/Scotland Study Abroad Scholarship Application:


Global Ties Arizona Study Abroad Scholarship


Award: TBA

For students interested in international relations, diplomacy, international trade or any area of international business, Global Ties offers a scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility (subject to change):

  • Demonstrate an interest in any of the following areas: international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business
  • Completed at least 12 credit hours of college work
  • Maintained a 3.0 or better GPA (transcripts must be submitted)
  • Priority will be given to youth representing a minority or disadvantaged group in the community that meet all the qualifications as indicated by Global Ties.
  • Letters of recommendation (2 professors/instructors).
  • Submit a 1,500 – 2,000 word research essay on the following subject: How can citizen diplomacy lessen conflict among nations?

MCC Honors Program Scholarship

Up to $500 Award


March 11, 2022

Submit to Honors Office

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

Honors Program Study Abroad Scholarship Application

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Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Application Opens:

November 10, 2021

Deadline: Jan. 12, 2022
12 pm EST

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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Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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

Early Summer Application Deadline
1st Tues. of October (awards announced in December)

October 5, 2021
11:59 PM PST

Summer Application Deadline
1st Tues. of March (awards announced in April)

March 1, 2022
11:59 PM PST

Maximum Award: $5,000

  • Must be a Pell Grant recipient.  Students apply indicating the school they are receiving their Pell Grant funding from.
  • Applications are reviewed holistically, with consideration of the following selection criteria. View Gilman Presentation here!
  • Review Gilman Essays Writing Tips.
  • 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!
  • 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 "Other" and indicate Mesa Community College
Gillman-McCain Scholarship


1st Tues. of October (awards announced in December)

October 5, 2021
11:59 PM PST

Maximum Award: $5,000

  • Must be a Title IV federal financial aid recipient.  Title IV funds include:
    • Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans
    • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
    • Direct PLUS Loans
    • Federal Pell Grants
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOGs)
    • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Must be a child dependent of an active duty military service member.
  • 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 (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard).
  • 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 Gillman 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.

Information Sessions & Mandatory Orientation

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General Information Sessions

1-1:50 pm

February 4
February 11
February 18
February 25


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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.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking, the Dream IDA accounts for the 2022 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2021. For information, contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative. 
Space is limited so apply early!

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 9, 2022

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.