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Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be an enlightening, maturing, and life-changing experience. As students live in and learn to understand different cultures, they are challenged to re-examine themselves, their attitudes, and their studies.

Madrid, Spain: Spring 2023

Watch our most recent spring 2023 Madrid information meeting. (Please note 15 second delay in video start time)

In spring 2023, you will have the chance to study for 12-weeks in Madrid, our exciting new Spanish location! Spain's vibrant capital boasts a rich cultural heritage dating from the Middle Ages. Experience life in this European city while enrolled in CSU/UC transferable community college courses. Highlights include the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, and the medieval quarter of the city. Quintessential Spanish entertainment, such as bullfighting, flamenco and soccer, retain their popularity in this thriving metropolis. A cultural melting pot, Madrid has no shortage of world-class art museums, theaters, cinemas and galleries. Enjoy the city's vast selections of cafés, restaurants and tapas bars. Spend afternoons people-watching in the Retiro Park or in the Plaza Mayor, one of Spain's finest squares. Ideally located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, is easy reach of other Spanish cities such as Barcelona or Seville and to other European cities by bus, high-speed rail and plane. (Feb. 16 - May 13, 2023)

Madrid scenery

Students from any community college or university can participate in our study abroad programs as long as they meet the following eligibility requirements: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 units of previous college-level course work at an accredited college. First semester students enrolled in 12 units may be accommodated if their campus coordinator approves a progress report. Students must be at least 18-years-old by the program start date.


Meetings and Workshops

For program information and fundraising/scholarship workshops, attend the following meetings that are held virtually by our student abroad partner, Citrus College (CA Community College). You can also join meetings without registering by clicking on this direct Zoom link.

Tues, Sept 21 at 5 p.m.
Funding Your Study Abroad
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Tues, Oct 5 at 5 p.m.
General Info Session
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Tues, Oct 12 at 5 p.m.
Funding Your Study Abroad
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Tues, Oct 26 at 5 p.m.
Kyoto Summer 2022 Info Session
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Tues, Nov 2 at 5 p.m.
London Fall 2022 Info Session
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Tues, Nov 9 at 5 p.m.
Writing a Scholarship Essay Workshop
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TBD (Student Lounge)

The Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad is a cooperative venture among the community college districts of Antelope Valley College, Barstow Community College, Citrus College, College of the Canyons, College of the Desert, Crafton Hills College, MiraCosta College, Mt. San Antonio College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Rio Hondo College, San Diego City College, San Bernardino Valley College, and Victor Valley College in partnership with The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). This partnership allows students to make normal progress toward their undergraduate degrees while utilizing foreign resources and cross-cultural experiences. Students who attend other community colleges and universities are welcome to apply.

Financial aid is available to eligible students.

Contact Information, Hours, and Location


Location Currently Accepting Applications:

Spring 2023, Madrid, Spain

Past Programs:

Fall 2022, London, England: 

Past London information for planning purposes only.


Financial Aid Information


About London (Fall)

About London

Why Study in London?

Map of London

Program Information

What's included in the Program?

Optional Pre-Program Tour

London Study Center

Fee Schedule

2016 Timeline

2016 Financial Aid



Scholarships for Study Abroad

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

Scholarship Resources for Study Abroad

Creative Funding Tips for Study Abroad

Program Links