Semester Term

Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC)

AIFS Partnership Programs are a division of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS). AIFS was founded in 1964. Since then, over 1.5 million students have participated in our educational and cultural exchange programs. Over 6,000 American college students study abroad each year with the AIFS College Division—approximately 2,000 of these are on customized, faculty-led programs organized through the Partnership Programs Division.

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (of which the Los Rios Community College District is a member) teaches our own academic program abroad, using our own faculty, curriculum and style. The AIFS Partnership works closely with us to coordinate support arrangements leaving students and faculty free to enjoy their overseas experience without concern for the complex, time-consuming practical arrangements that a successful study abroad program demands.

Student Eligibility Conditions

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Must have completed at least 12 units of college credit before the semester they study abroad
  3. Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.25 grade point average

Semester Term Programs

Spring 2019: Florence

Holly Piscopo


Fall 2018: London

Kristina Casper-Denman


Spring 2018: Florence

Marcia McCormickMarcia McCormick
American River College Faculty Page

Florence 2018 Flyer

Florence 2018 Flyer

Florence 2018 Program Pricing and Details

Florence 2018 Program Pricing and Details

Florence 2018 Brochure

Florence 2018 Brochure

Fall 2017: Barcelona

Archived Trips

Spring 2017: Florence, Italy

Fall 2016: London, England


Spring 2016: Florence, Italy

Florence 2016 Brochure

Optional European Tour

Florence Spring 2016 Courses

Faculty Bios


Kerstin Feindert
Phone: 916-691-7715
Cosumnes River College

Fall 2015: Barcelona, Spain

Spring 2015: Florence, Italy

Fall 2014: Paris, France

Spring 2014: Florence, Italy