England, Scotland & France

July 2 - August 4, 2020 - Program Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

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, 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!

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 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 (2020). 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

$2,759

Program Fee Due: Friday, March 20, 2020

$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

Registration for Summer term begins in March.

Tuition Due: Monday, April 27, 2020

If not a current MCC student, you must admit yourself to MCC prior to registering for courses.

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

For payment assistance, call 480.461.7400 or contact Cashier Services.

Airfare (estimated cost) $1,294

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 non-refundable airfare deposit deadline: March 27, 2020
$1,143.49 balance due: May 22, 2020

Meals

Meals are NOT included in program fee

$1,000 Not needed until you land in Britain!
TOTAL Estimated Costs $5,578 (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
ADDITIONAL COSTS
Textbooks N/A No textbooks required!
Passport

Passport Info Here

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date of your return to the USA.
$ 145/110
(new/renewal)

Be sure to allow at least 6 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
Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Monday, March 2, 2020

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

Space is limited. Apply early to reserve your place!

Scholarships and Funding Your Program

Title Date(s) More Information

International Education
Scholarship

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, February 14, 2020
11:59 pm 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.

2021 England/France/Scotland Study Abroad Scholarship Application:

TBA

Global Ties Arizona Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: October 1, 2019
5 pm MST
Award: $2,000

For students interested in international relations, diplomacy, international trade or any area of international business, Global Ties offers a $2,000 scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility:

  • 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

Deadline: February 14, 2020

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: Nov. 11, 2019

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

Minimum Award: $1,250

Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

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
Title Date(s) More Information

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 February)

October 1, 2019
11:59 PM CST

Summer Application Deadline
1st Tues. of March (awards announced in April)
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 Statement of Purpose Writing Tips.
  • Review Gilman Follow-on Service Project Writing Tips.
  • Watch videos of Gilman scholars abroad, alumni interviews, and tips from advisors and application reviewers on YouTube.
  • For essay writing tips, feel free to contact Jenna Parker, Gilman Alumni Ambassador (studied abroad in South Korea 2014), at JennaLParker4@gmail.com.
  • Note for Gilman application: For Program Administrator, select "Other" and indicate Mesa Community College
Gillman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2020
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

SOUTHERN & DOBSON
Room AS196
(Building 4)

TUESDAYS: 1:30-2:15 pm
TBA

WEDNESDAYS: 12-12:45 pm
TBA

Financial Aid Workshops at Southern & Dobson
2:15-3 pm following Tuesday Info Sessions
12:45-1:30 pm following Wednesday Info Sessions

Financial Aid FAQS

For study abroad financial aid information, contact Adela Bob at 480.461.7436 or at adela.bob@mesacc.edu.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2020 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2020. 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

RED MOUNTAIN
Student Life Conference Room M214
(Mesquite Building)

MONDAYS 11-11:45 am
TBA

THURSDAYS 12:30-1:15 pm
TBA

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

Financial Aid FAQS

For study abroad financial aid information at Red Mountain, contact Tori Stanton 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 2021 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2020. For infomation, 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 10, 2021

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.