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College of Canyons Offers Study Abroad

SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons is offering exciting new study abroad programs that not only teach students about foreign history and cultures, but take them to the places they are studying.

        Trips to Costa Rica and other Central American countries as well as Caribbean nations have been a staple of the Spanish Language program for several years and have proven to be so popular and of such educational value that the college is expanding its programs.

        The summer of 2005 is the second time that the Hotel/Restaurant Management program will go to Rome, Italy and offer three program-related classes. The program will run from June 25 to July 23. 


       Three classes will be offered: Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRMGT 102 -Introduction to Tourism-Required) HRMGT 210 (Hotel/Restaurant Law) and HRMGT  245 (Hotel/Restaurant Supervision).    Students will be required to take Introduction to Tourism and either the Law or Supervision class while in Rome. Each three-unit class has no prerequisites. All three classes will have online learning modules that will be completed prior to departure to allow students more time to visit Rome's historical sites and take full advantage of an outstanding, European learning experience.
           
        "I know from my own experience of college in Rome, and comments from students in last year's program, that this is the experience of a lifetime," said Kevin Anthony, Department Chair for the college's Hotel and Restaurant Management Program.

        Students will be housed at the University of Loyola, Chicago, John Felice Rome Center college dormitory, located in Monte Mario. This is the largest American university outside of the United States.

        Total price for air transportation, housing, bus pass and tours will be $3650.  Applications for the program should be made by March 31 and payment is required by April 30. All participants must possess a current passport."This year's class will have the opportunity to obtain financial aid, and the program hopes to have some fund raisers to help defer the cost of the trip," he added.

        For additional information, visit the Rome Summer 2005 website at www.canyons.edu/users/anthonyk

        Additional study abroad opportunities will be offered this summer at the College of the Canyons Vienna Institute, hosted by Dr. Brad Reynolds, history professor and Dr. Bernardo Feldman, music professor.  They are offering a 23-day trip, departing June 14 to Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Berchtesgaden, Germany; Venice, Florence and Rome, Italy.  The price for this institute is $3,895, which includes round-trip airfare from   Los Angeles to Europe; 21-nights accommodation; 36 meals; ground transportation and transfers; sightseeing tours; a performance at the Vienna State Opera; and much more.

        The first part of the Vienna Institute will be based in Vienna, the "World Capital of Music."  The unique atmosphere of the city, the easy and relaxed approach to music and the background and appreciation of the people have created an atmosphere which inspired many of the greatest composers to write unforgettable works of music.  Classes will be held at
the University of Vienna and will be taught onsite at historically and musically significant places.

        During the second part of the program, students will travel through some of the European continent's most beautiful areas.  Classes will be held directly at the sites which provide the opportunity to live and feel the atmosphere of each place.  Students will travel through the Danube Valley to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart.  A trip to Berchtesgaden
features the magnificent countryside of the Alps as students make their way to Venice - the "City in the Sea."  Excursions to Florence and the Tuscan countryside are precursors to the final destination, Rome, where students will visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many additional historic landmarks.

        For additional information on the Vienna Institute travel program, call Dr. Brad Reynolds at (661) 362-3388, e-mail: brad.reynolds@canyons.edu. or Dr. Bernardo Feldman at (661) 362-3254, e-mail: bernardo.feldman@canyons.edu.                    

        The college has participated for many years in a Semester Abroad program through the Southern California Foothills Consortium, offering a semester in Salamanca, Spain in the spring semester, and a semester in London, England in the fall.  Also offered is a London work and study program through a consortium with Mt. San Antonio College.