Explore, Learn, and Grow with MiraCosta College's Global Study Abroad Program

Study Abroad

Embark on an educational journey with MiraCosta College's Study Abroad Program. This summer, 2024, MiraCosta College is excited to offer month-long immersive experiences in the culturally rich landscapes of France and Costa Rica. Designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, these programs blend academic rigor with real-world exploration, allowing students to earn six transferable university credits. Whether delving into the history of Western architecture in Paris or participating in community service projects in Sámara, Costa Rica, students will engage deeply with diverse cultures, broadening their horizons and enhancing their educational journey.

“MiraCosta College Study Abroad Program strives to provide a transformative experience for our students. We work to break down barriers while fostering inclusivity in education and opening doors to a world of possibilities for all our students,” explains Kathy Rodriguez, Director of Admissions & Records/Registrar at MiraCosta College.

The France program will be held June 5 through July 3, 2024. The program will be based in Paris, visiting Versailles, Poissy, Chartres, Nimes, and Avignon. During the program, Professor David Parker will teach a course on the History of Western Architecture, and Professor Lauren Greenwald will teach a course on Understanding and Appreciating the Photographic Image. 

Based on an enrollment of 20 to 24 students, the trip will cost $5,015 per person. For 25 or more students, the fee per person is $4,795. Students must register for the program and pay a $450 deposit by March 12; the final payment is due April 11.

The Costa Rica program will be held in Samara from June 23 to July 20, 2024. Students will engage in service projects at a sloth rescue, a wildlife refuge for turtles, and an after-school program in the community. They can also hike a volcano and swim in a local waterfall. During the program, a course in Intercultural Communication will be taught by Professor Anthony Onygod, and Professor John Kirwan will teach a course in Introduction to the Arts.

The program will cost $4,030 per person for 16 to 20 students or $3,635 per person for 21 to 25 students. Students must register for the program and pay a $500 deposit by February 24; the final payment is due April 24.

Students can apply for financial aid and scholarships to help with costs. All participants must be at least 18 years old by the first day of travel.
Prices do not include round-trip airfare, passport fees, meals other than those listed in the program, personal expenses, tuition and fees, textbooks (if applicable), additional field trips or excursions, or anything else not specified in the program.  

More information about the program is available at the MiraCosta College Study Abroad: miracosta.edu/studyabroad.

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