England, Scotland & France

Scholarships & Funding

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Mary Aldridge

English Department
P:  480-461-7361
Office: LA3 - Room 14
Email: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu


Program Website - Study Abroad Nottingham, Britain


A valid passport is required to travel abroad.  Passport Info Here

Program Location

Nottingham is in an area of England that knows and celebrates its history while anticipating its future.  Once engaged in farming, industry, lace, and candy making, its future lies in its major universities and colleges, world class health care facilities and a stunning amount of new business and housing construction.  The people are generous and outgoing with a sense of community pride and accomplishment.

June 28-July 31, 2019

Imagine taking Maricopa summer courses while exploring England, France, and Scotland!  Your global academic adventure will contrast the historical, artistic, anthropological, and social contexts of these very 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, Paris, France, 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!

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.
  • In 2013, six libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland began a project to archive every website that has a .uk suffix. The collected material, which could also include comments posted on Facebook and Twitter, is available both to researchers and to the general public.
  • Currency used is the Pound (GBP, represented by the sign: "£").
  • Read more detailed cultural information on the United Kingdom provided by CultureGrams™.
    United kingdom (2017). CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest.

Britain Program Excursions

*UNESCO World Heritage Sites

*UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Courses Offered (6 credits - choose 2 courses)

Britain Program Details

  • Our program classes are held at New College Nottingham (NCN), 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  New College Nottingham. Housing units include private bedrooms with bed linens, a communal kitchen, laundry facilities, and electronic security.

Estimated Program Costs

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

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

$2,675 Program Fee Due: Friday, March 22, 2019

Registration Fee

Tuition: 6 credits
In-state: $85 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $205 per credit hour

$   15

$ 510

Registration for Summer begins in March.  Register prior to March 22, 2019

Tuition Due: Upon registration for course.

For payment options, visit: www.maricopa.edu/become-a-student/tuition-paying/payment-options

Airfare (estimated cost) $1,279

Group airfare through STA Travel will be available.  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. 

$150 airfare deposit deadline: March 25, 2019
$1,129 balance due: May 17, 2019


Meals are NOT included in program fee

$1,000 Not needed until you land in Britain!
TOTAL Estimated Costs $5,479  (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
Optional Excursions $ TBA  
Textbooks N/A No textbooks required!
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date of your return to the USA.
$ 145/110

Be sure to allow at least 6 weeks of processing time for first time applicants and renewals.
Visit the U.S. Department of State Students Abroad website for current fees and processing times.

Passport Information Available Here

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

General Information Sessions

Enrollment Center EC115A
(Building 39)

TUESDAYS: 1:30-2:15 pm
September 11, 2018
October 9 & 23, 2018
November 6, 2018
January 29, 2019
February 12, 2019

WEDNESDAYS: 12-12:45 pm
September 12 & 26, 2018
October 10 & 24, 2018
November 7, 2018
January 30, 2019
February 13, 2019

Financial Aid Workshops at Southern & Dobson
2:15-3:15 pm following Tuesday Info Sessions
12:45-1:45 pm following Wednesday Info Sessions

For study abroad financial aid information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2019 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2018. For infomation, contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative. 
Space is limited so apply early!

General Information Sessions

Student Life Conference Room M214
(Mesquite Building)

MONDAYS 11-11:45 am

September 10 & 24, 2018
October 8 & 22, 2018
November 5, 2018
January 28, 2019
February 11, 2019

THURSDAYS 12:30-1:15 pm

September 13 & 27, 2018
October 11 & 25, 2018
November 8, 2018
January 31, 2019
February 14, 2019

Financial Aid Workshops at Red Mountain
11:45 am-12:30 pm following Monday Info Sessions
1:15 pm-2 pm following Thursday Info Sessions

For study abroad financial aid information at Red Mountain, contact Tori Stanton at 480.654.7760.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2019 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2018. For infomation, contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative.  Space is limited so apply early!

International Education

Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019
11:59 pm MST

Maximum Award: $1,000

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

Student must be accepted into a program PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.

Study Abroad Scholarship for Britain (Look for application to open in October)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Must be a Pell Grant recipient!

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

Early Summer Application Deadline
October 2, 2018 (awards announced in February)
11:59 PM CST

Summer Application Deadline
March 6, 2019 (awards announced in April)
11:59 PM CST

Maximum Award: $5,000

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 1, 2019

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Complete online application.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Space is limited. Apply early to reserve your place!

Payment Deadlines

Friday, March 22, 2019

Program Fee Deadline: March 22, 2019

Tuition Deadline: 35 days prior to course start date
(Registration begins in March.)

Cashier Services

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 6, 2019

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.