WHY STUDY LITERATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN IRELAND?
HIGHLIGHTS OF ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS
- Open to students age 18 and older with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or more. If you are below a 2.00 GPA and place a deposit for this program, it will be returned to you, and you could be assessed a nonrefundable $50 application fee from AIFS. If you’re not sure about your academic status, please check your SRJC portal or contact the Study Abroad coordinator, Patty Warne ().
- IMPORTANT! A Covid-19 vaccination will be a requirement for all participants (students and faculty) in this program. AIFS will require you to show proof before you can leave the U.S.
This program is offered to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives, and earning units in courses taught by Santa Rosa Junior College faculty. This program is offered in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), which arranges transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services. Units earned on this trip will appear on transcripts issued by Santa Rosa Junior College.
- Sunday, June 5, 2022: Depart U.S.
- Monday, June 6, 2022: Arrive Dublin
- Tuesday, June 21, 2022: Transfer to Galway
- Sunday, June 26, 2022: Transfer to Belfast
- Sunday, July 3, 2022: Transfer to Dublin
- Friday, July 8, 2022: Depart Dublin
This program will also include 2 mandatory pre-trip class meetings (likely the first week of June) as well as a separate, AIFS pre-departure informational meeting (TBD).
· The application deadline for Summer 2022 will be March 4, 2022.
· Please note that this program is first come, first served and once it reaches its full capacity of 30 students, the program will be closed.
FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022 INFORMATION SESSIONS (for Summer 2022 departure)
Your instructors, Tony Ruiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessica Layton (email@example.com), plan on holding informational meetings on this program beginning late Fall 2021 and continuing into the Spring 2022 semester. The first info meeting will be via Zoom on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 12 noon-1 pm.
Meeting time: Friday, December 3, 2021 from 12 noon to 1 pm
Zoom link: https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/95208891660
Meeting ID: 952 0889 1660
To receive an email about other future info meetings, please email Patty Warne, SRJC Study Abroad coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be placed on the Ireland Summer 2022 contact list.
PROGRAM COSTS/SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID
- The AIFS program costs for Summer 2022 will have a base price of $4,895.These costs will include all lodging, scheduled field trips, medical insurance, and AIFS services. They will not include airfare, class tuition, books, and day-to-day expenses such as food. Please check back here later for a rundown of what specifically will and will not be included in the costs.
- Scholarships Information: There will be one $500 AIFS scholarship opportunity provided you're willing to maintain a blog. Click here for application. Also, if you're a U.S. citizen and Pell Grant recipient, check out the Gilman Scholarship at https://www.gilmanscholarship.org
- Financial Aid: Unfortunately, there is very little financial aid in the summer and there are no summer loans. Students can possibly get the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG fee waiver) based on their current FAFSA.
AIFS REFUND DATES & CANCELLATION FEES
Refund requests must be done in writing to AIFS. They accept emails and that is generally the easiest way (email@example.com).
- Friday, March 11, 2022: Last day to request refund of $450 deposit less $150 in processing and nonrefundable deposit fees.
- Friday, April 8, 2022: Total program fee is due. NO REFUND OF PAYMENTS after this date.
- You are responsible for checking the AIFS Agreement & Release form about any refund dates and potential cancellation fees! Students who withdraw after March 11, 2022 could be liable and billed by AIFS for cancelled bookings (such as airfare, etc.).
AIFS PROGRAM CANCELLATION POLICY
Please click here for a summary of the AIFS program cancellation policy.