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Study abroad can be an enlightening, maturing, and life-changing experience. Students are challenged to re-examine themselves, their attitudes, and their studies as they learn to understand new and different cultures. In cooperation with the American Institute for Foreign Study, Los Rios Community College District offers unique study opportunities in cities such as:

  • London, England
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Florence, Italy


To study abroad, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be in good academic standing with 12 college units completed by the time you go abroad
  • Have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.25

During the 13-week Study Abroad program, all students take 12 units – a three-unit Life and Culture class, an additional Los Rios class, and two other classes from the list of offerings.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for study abroad.

Upcoming Trips

Barcelona Spain, 2023
Florence Italy, 2023
Paris France, 2023


Visit the American River College Study Abroad page for more information. You can also email or call (916) 484-8967.