International Travel Study Programs

 
 
 

  Programs for 2008 - 2009

Travel, Learn, Grow!
Travel, Learn, Grow!

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain

CCBC offers travel study programs in two different categories:

  • Credit- These courses are educational in nature and led by faculty. They offer the participant credit for the travel study program.
  • Non-credit- These courses offer educational programs for which the participant does not seek credit. Many travel study programs offer the participant the choice of credit or non-credit.
Travel Study Programs being offered:
Argentina, Jan. 2009 Egypt, March 2009 South Africa
Ireland, Oct. 2009 Vietnam and Cambodia, 2010 More planned trips
Mexico, Jan. 2009 China Culture Trip 2009 China Language Trip 2009
Costa Rica, Jan. 2010 French Riviera, April 2010 Indonesia, January 2010
More trips offered by other Community Colleges in Maryland
Completed Study Programs:

Egypt, June 2008

Chinese Language Trip 2008

Chinese Culture Trip 2008

 

Argentina, January 6-16, 2009

Plaza de Congreso

San Ingreso

Thu Schaeffer, Instructor of Spanish, Continuing Education Department, Catonsville campus

Telephone: 410-465-1285

Email: tschaeffer@ccbcmd.edu,

OR

Don Elliott, Coordinator of Life Enrichment, Catonsville campus

Telephone: 443-840-4442

Non-credit

COMPLETED

Explore the different cultural influences of Argentine Society, especially as expressed in the tango. Participants will learn about the formation and environmental impact of waterfalls by visiting some of the world's most spectacular ones in Iguazu National Park. Specifically, the Argentine Falls is set in a subtropicalrain forestwith more than 2,000 plant species and more than 400 species of birds. In addition, travelers will compare and contrast the cosmopolitan and multicultural city life of Buenos Aires and ranch life on the Argentine pampas of Estancia Santa Susana. Other highlights include a folklore show, a horse ride in the impressive landscape of Los Cardales that is dedicated to agriculture, and a boat trip to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. For the boat trip, participants will tour the Portuguese fortress that was discovered during the 17th century. A full-day excursion to the Tigre area is also included. During this excursion, participants will enjoy a boat ride along the innumerable channels of the Parana Delta in route to one of the hundreds of beautiful islands.

Cost: $3579.00

Includes: Round trip airfare, sightseeing with a local tour guide, 24-hour service of tour manager, all excursions, double room accommodations, two meals for most days, and three meals on two days.

Not included:

$95.00 Registration

$325.00 Airport Tax (subject to change)

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Mexico Language Program, January 2-24, 2009- a joint venture between Howard Community College, Frederick Community College, Universidad Internacional, and CCBC

For information call:
Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, 443-840-1933, or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu

For credit and non-credit

Cuernavaca, Mexico

COMPLETED


Howard Community College, Frederick Community College, CCBC, and Universidad Internacional (Uninter) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, join hands in offering an exciting option for learning Spanish. Spend three weeks in Mexico studying Spanish at a premier language school and earn academic credits or a certificate of proficiency. With this study option, you will fly to Mexico for three weeks to work with a professional staff of Mexican instructors on language acquisition, conversation skills, and Mexican culture. You will visit some of Mexico’s famous sites. You will live with a family, meet students from around the world at Uninter’s campus, and return in time to begin the spring semester.

In Cuernavaca you will be placed in a small class of about five students based upon your level of Spanish language proficiency. Mondays through Fridays, there will be six hours of language instruction, conversation practice, and study of Mexican culture. Visits to hospitals and clinics will be scheduled for Allied Health students. There will also be special programs for police. In the evenings and on weekends, excursions and fiestas will offer you many opportunities to absorb the language and culture of Mexico.

Cost: $2,300.00* plus tuition

Registration Fee: $250.00 (Non-Refundable)

Initial payment: $1025 due: November 2008

Final payment: $1025 due: November 12, 2008

Includes: Round tripairfare, tuition at Universidad Internacional, Room and board with a Mexicanfamily three excursions, transportation to/from Mexico City Airport

* CCBC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee upto 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or currency fluctuations.

Cathedral, Zocalo

Xochi

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Indonesia, January 2010
Javanese Dancer

Supratman Rikin, Instructor, Catonsville Campus

Telephone: 443-840-4684

Email: srikin@ccbcmd.edu

Credit or Non-credit

Experience the beauty and culture of Indonesia. Learn about music, dances and crafts of the Javanese and Balinese people. Visit the Hindu and Buddhist temples and enjoy the spendor of the Indonesian archipelago.

Egypt, March 31 - April 9, 2009

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, Essex campus

Telephone: 443-840-1933

Email: ibortner@ccbcmd.edu

OR

Terry Walter, Coordinator of Office of Travel Studies, Essex campus

Telephone: 443-840-1717

Email: twalter@ccbcmd.edu

Non-credit

COMPLETED

The Egyptian program that was offered in June 2008 was popular and filled quickly. Accordingly, we are offering the trip again!

During the 2009 trip, participants will visit the land of the Pharaohs and tour places where Jacob and Joseph traveled during the famine. Participants will also tour the ancient world, which dates back to over 1,000 years prior to Abraham. Additionally, they will spend time at one of the seven wonders of the world (Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx). There will be opportunities to see Tutankhamen's treasures and ancient remains at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo as well as participate in a day trip to Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean" which has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. During this day trip, you will see the Fort at Quit Bay and the ancient catacombs of Kom and Pompey's Pillar while relaxing and enjoying the views of the Montaza Palaces. There are other experiences that cannot be missed. These experiences include: a three-day cruise on the Nile; a visit to the Valley of the Kings where the ancient Pharaohs are buried; a tour of the famous Temple of Hatshepsut; an excursion to the famous Temple of Luxor; and trips to the Temple of Karnak (one of Egypt's most important Pharaonic sites), Edfu, and Kom Ombo. Participants will also visit the modern city of Aswan (where the High Dam was built) and take time to stroll through the city markets. Thereafter, they will travel by bus to Abu Simbel in Upper Egypt to tour the UNESCO world heritage site known as the "Nubian Monuments" as well as to see the Temple of Ramses II.

Cost: $3119.00 double occupancy, $249.00 single supplement

Registration Fee: $500.00 (Due December 8, 2008)

Final Payment: $2619.00 (Due January 20, 2009)

Includes: Round trip airfare from Washington/Dulles, air taxes (currently $350.00- subject to change), hotels, three nights aboard a deluxe cruise ship, daily breakfast and dinner, all meals on cruise, Egyptian Visa ( currently $20.00 - subject to change), full-time English-speaking tour escort, air-conditioned motor coaches, all guides, entrance fees, tours and transportation, and baggage handling (one piece). Round trip bus to Washington/Dulles air port is also included.

Not included: Tips to driver, guides and hotel staff (total of $68.00 recommended); all lunches while on land; and optional travel insurance.

For itinerary: http://www.pilgrimtours.com/groups/CCBCEgypt.htm

For more information, please contact Ingrid Bortner or Terry Walter.

Shinx and Giza Pyramid

Abu Simbal

Ramesseum

Valley of the Kings

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China, May 25-June15,2009 Chinese Culture Trip. A joint venture between Howard Community College and CCBC.

Forbidden City

Great Wall

Terracotta soldiers, Xian

For information call:
Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, 443-840-1933 or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu ,

Credit or non-credit.

This is a summer study program to learn Chinese arts, culture, and history. The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) will be our host institution. CAFA is the best Fine Arts institution in China and is located in Chaoyang District in Beijing. Participants will spend the first ten days in Beijing , the capital of modern China and home of the Great Wall and Forbidden City, then will have about seven days traveling to Shanghai, the commercial center of China, and Xi’an, where the terracotta warriors were unearthed. CAFA will provide students with a unique opportunity to see and to participate in the art and culture of Beijing, and offer state of the art studio facilities, faculty, visiting artists, and the series of lectures on traditional, contemporary Chinese and international art. CAFA students have access to a rich array of galleries, museums, artists’ studios, and places of historical interests in Beijing and China.

This program is offered for three (3) credits for Fine Arts 102 (HCC), studying art, culture, and history of China or equivalent CCBC course. This involves academic course work, hands on experiences, artists' demonstrations, field trips to ancient artifact sites, museums, theaters, galleries and artists' studios, visits with local Chinese families, and more. The Cost includes:round tripand domestic airfare in China; ground transportation to and from the airport; scheduled field trips, fees, lodging, and most meals at host institution (The Central Academy of Fine Arts); hotels and all meals in Xi'an and Shanghai; and tickets for museums and theater events.

Cost: $2,950.00*. (not including cost of taking courses for credit*)

Registration Fee: $250.00 (Non-Refundable)
Initial Payment:(due in January 2009)

Final Payment: (due in February 2009)

Includes:
• International air fare and domestic airfare in China
• Ground transportation - to and from airport and scheduled field trips
• Fees, lodging, and most meals at host institution
• Hotels and all meals in Xi’an and Shanghai
• Museum andtheatertickets

The cost of taking a course for credit in connection with this program is extra, and in addition to the $3,650 cost of the program.
Program will be limited to 20 participants.

*Note: If payments are not made on time, the participant will be automatically dropped from program and will not be able to re-register.

* HCC and CCBC reserve the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, flight costs, and/or currency fluctuations. The Program is subject to cancellation at the discretion of HCC and CCBC.

For more information on this trip, click here.

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China, June 19-July 4, 2009, Chinese Language Trip. A joint venture between Howard Community College and CCBC.  
For information call:
Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, 443-840-1933, or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu,

Credit or non-credit.

Spend three weeks in China studying the Chinese language at a premier school (University of Soochow, in Suzhou) and earn academic credits or a Certificate of Proficiency. Travel to China and work with a professional staff of Chinese instructors on language acquisition, conversation skills, and Chinese culture. The participant will meet students from around the world at the Soochow campus and will be placed in small classes, based upon their level of Chinese language proficiency, for four hours each day. In the evenings and on the weekends, there will be excursions and expeditions where the participant will have more opportunities to absorb the language and culture of China. CCBC students who are seeking credit for the Chinese course must have written permission from the CCBC Language Department.

Cost: $3,650* (not including cost of taking courses for credit*)

Registration Fee: $250.00 (Non-Refundable)
Initial Payment:(due in January 2009)
Final Payment: (due in February 2009)

Includes: Includes round trip airfare, tuition at Soochow University, room and some meals, 2-3 excursions, and ground transportation to and from the airport in China.

* HCC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or, currency fluctuations.


*Note: If payments are not made on time, the participant will be automatically dropped from program and will not be able to re-register.

*HCC and CCBC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or currency fluctuations.  


For more information on this trip, click here.

Forbidden City

Temple of Heaven

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South Africa, "In the Footsteps of Mandela" - July 11-20, 2009

Zebra, Kruger National Park

Canal Walk, Cape Town

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Stephanie Briggs, Instructor, Catonsville Campus
Telephone: 443-840-5625
E-mail: sbriggs@ccbcmd.edu

Credit or Non-credit.

This trip has been postponed until Summer 2010

Explore the beauty and culture of South Africa. You will visitJohannesburg the biggest city in South Africa and its' financial hub. You will go on game drives in the famous Kruger National Park, where you will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of game, including the "big five" (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and Rhino) from open safari vehicles. Your travels will includetravelingthrough the Highveldplateauwith its thundering waterfalls, into the Mpumalanga, a province of sub-tropical savanna, deepravines emerald valleys, crystal-clear streams, teeming wildlife and fascinating history. You will visit the Lesedi Cultural Village, where you will experience the colorful traditions of Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu people. From this area, you will fly to Cape Town, where there will be a city tour, and a tour of Table Mountain. This city is situated amongst majestic mountains and beautiful white beaches. In this area, you will tour 12 Apostles and Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak, and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. You will have the opportunitytoview penguins at Boulder's Beach, travel through the local wine regions and sample some wines at Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl. Finally there will be a trip to Robben Island, where there is a maximum security prison, which was a place of banishment, exile and isolation. Here rulers sent those considered to be political trouble makers, outcasts and the unwanted of society. During Apartheid, this prison was known for its' institutional brutality.

Cost: $4,519.00 per person double occupancy. Single supplement: $499.00

Registration Fee: $300.00- (Non-Refundable, due December 1, 2008)

Second payment: $300.00 (Due February 6, 2009)

Final payment : $3919.00 (Due March 20, 2009)

Includes: Round tripair from Washington Dulles, Air Taxes (currently $442.00- subject to change) 8 nights lodging at tourist class hotels, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, full-time English speaking tour escort, services of air-conditioned deluxe motor coach as appears on itinerary, all guides, entrances touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, baggage handling at hotels (one piece).

Not included: Tips to driver, guides and hotel staff (total of $63.00 recommended); 7 lunches, all dinners, and optional travel insurance.

For itinerary:
http://www.pilgrimtours.com/groups/ccbcafrica.htm

This program is being offered for two (2) credits under General Education RequirementcategoryIII: Global, Historical and Cultural perspectives: Topics, Trends and Themes

For more information, please contact Stephanie Briggs

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Ireland, October 8-17, 2009 - Magic of Ireland - Family and Friends Tour

Terry Walter, Coordinator of Office of Travel Studies, Essex campus
Telephone: 443-840-1717
Email: twalter@ccbcmd.edu

Non-credit


Ireland is an oasis of unspoiled scenery, prehistoric sites, cosmopolitan cities, and bustling towns and villages, all nestled on a 300 miles north‐south, 150 miles east‐west island. There’s something for everyone on this trip plus free time to explore on your own.
C.I.E. Tours International is Ireland’s own national tour company so you can be sure of a once‐in‐a‐lifetime experience.

Cost: $2799

Non-refundable deposit of $200 (Due March 1, 2009)

Balance (Due July 15, 2009)


Includes: 10 days / 8 nights / 14 meals, round trip air from JFK to Dublin, round trip coach from CCBC to JFK, transfers, sightseeing, professionally guided tours, deluxe coach, all local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person, deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags.

Not included: Cancellation waiver and insurance

For more information, please contact Terry Walter.

 

Killarney

Gallway

Blarney Castle

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Vietnam and Cambodia, January 7- February 3, 2010

Thu Schaeffer, Instructor of Spanish, Continuing Education Department, Catonsville campus

Telephone: (410) 465-1285

Email: thuschaeffer@msn.com

OR

Don Elliott, Coordinator of Life Enrichment, Catonsville campus

Telephone: 443-840-4442

Non-credit

This trip in 2008 was so successful, that it will be repeated in 2010. The highlights of your 2010 trip will include Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh city, Angkor Watt in Cambodia and more.

Cost: $4794

Price is based upon a group of 15 passengers.

A discount of $100 will apply to any passenger who registers with $150 by June 1, 2009

Includes: Round trip airfare, sightseeing led by a local tour guide, 24 hour service tour manager, all excursions, alltransportationwithin the country, double room hotel accommodations, two meals a day and 3 meals on some days.

For itinerary: http://www.acis.com/tripsite/?id=77717&p=85S&date=2010

For more information,please contact Thu Schaeffer.

Halong Bay

Hoi An Market

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Costa Rica, January 8-15, 2010

Parrot with the Arenal Volcano

Rain Forest

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, Essex campus
Telephone: 443-840-1933
Email: ibortner@ccbcmd.edu

OR

Terry Walter, Coordinator of Office of Travel Studies, Essex campus
Telephone: 443-840-1717
Email: twalter@ccbcmd.edu


Credit or Non-credit

Enjoy eight (8) wonderful days in Costa Rica, visiting nature's museum. We will travel to several of the beautiful and spectacular national parks. Our trip begins with a flight to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. We will visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, with its' amazing waterfalls and also home of the largest Butterfly Observatory in the world. We will visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere, where we will have a walking tour to see the great variety of plants, wild life, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake. A boat ride along the lake will allow you to view the Arenal volcano. A visit to Monteverde, high in the Tilaran mountain range will include a visit to one of the coffee plantations and views of the San Luis Valley and the Gulf of Nicoya. Monteverde is home to over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 120 species of amphibians and reptiles as well as 2,500 species of plants and tens of thousands of insect species. There will be an opportunity to walk the many trails, of your chosen length. The trip will continue to the Pacific Coastal Region of Manuel Antonio, including a visit to a small school in a tiny village close to the Carara National Park. We will have a guided tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park, including a walk to view sloths, monkeys, iguanas and many insects and birds. There will be an opportunity to enjoy one of the beautiful beaches. There will also be time for leisure as well as shopping for local craftsmanship and souvenirs.

Cost: $2,789.00 p.p., $499.00 single supplement

Registration fee: $300 (Due September 18, 2009)

Final Payment: $2489.00 (Due October 30, 2009)

Includes: Round trip air from BWI

Air taxes and fuel charges (currently $100- subject to change)

7 nights lodging in first class hotels

Breakfast and dinner daily, one lunch

English speaking tour guideAir conditioneddeluxe motor coach

All guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary

Not Included:

Tips to driver, guides and hotel staff ($63.00 recommended)

5 lunches

Optional travel insurance

For itinerary:

http://www.pilgrimtours.com/groups/ccbccostarica.htm

For more information, please contact Ingrid Bortner or Terry Walter

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French Riviera, April 21-May1, 2010

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, Essex campus

Telephone: 443-840-1933

Email: ibortner@ccbcmd.edu


OR


Terry Walter, Coordinator of Office of Travel Studies, Essex campus

Telephone: 443-840-1717

Email: twalter@ccbcmd.edu

Non-credit

Discover the fabulous French Riviera, which awaits you with elegant coastal resorts, superb dining, fabulous shopping andfascinatingmuseums. Unpack your bags just once and stay at a single hotel for your entire adventure. Your tour begins in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Nice, a seaside paradise. We will cross the border of Italy and visit the charming town of Ventimiglia with its' twisted medieval alleys, and proceed to San Remo, the luxurious capital of the Italian Riviera. Alfred Nobel conceived of his prizes while residing in this city's inspirational surroundings. You will travel along the beautiful countryside, visit walled medieval towns and see the distinct light that inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall and many other artists. A visit to the Fragonard Perfumerie in Grasse will teach you the secrets of making perfumes. You will travel along the wonderful coastline of France, visit St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the crown jewel of the French Riviera, visit the Rothschild Villa and Gardens, St. Tropez, once a fishing village, and now a fashionable resort, and Cannes, with the Old Town and elegant Boulevard de la Croisette. The trip will end with a visit to Monaco which features the famous Casino of Monte Carlo, the Place des Armes, Prince's Palace, Avenue des Beaux Artes, and the Cathedral of Monaco, where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried. You will also see the interesting Oceanographic Museum, which is a masterpiece of architecture and contains many marine artifacts. A farewell dinner willcelebratean unforgettable trip before you depart for home.

Cost: $2928.00 p.p., Single $3378.00

Includes:Round trip airfare from BWI airport

Air taxes/surcharges of $350 (subject to increase until paid in full)

Hotel transfers

Hotel Splendid in Nice or Cannes Palace Hotel in Cannes. (On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.)

Breakfast daily and 4 dinners

Not Included:

Tips to driver, guides and hotel staff
Lunches, 2 dinners
Optional travel insurance and cancellation insurance of $150.00 p.p.

For more information, please contact Ingrid Bortner or Terry Walter

Cannes

Austrian Delight with Oberammergau's Passion Play, July 15-23, 2010

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, Essex campus
Telephone: 443-840-1933
Email: ibortner@ccbcmd.edu
OR
Terry Walter, Coordinator of Office of Travel Studies, Essex campus
Telephone: 443-840-1717
Email: twalter@ccbcmd.edu

Non-credit

During this 9 day trip, you will embrace the beauty of the Austrian Alps with quaint villages, pristine lakes and fertile valleys of Innsbruck and Salzburg as well as the famous passion play in Oberammergau, Germany. You will visit the beautiful town of Innsbruck, the "capital of the Alps" where you will see modern architecture interspersed with 800 year old buildings. Innsbruck is an Imperial city which was once the seat of the Habsburg princes. This town is also home to the Wies church in the foothills of the Alps, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the late 1740's to protect the statue of the Scourged Savior, which miraculously shed tears in 1738. You will see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle which was the model for Disney's famous castle. You will visit Salzburg, the birth place of Mozart and see the sights from the film, "The Sound of Music", including some beautiful gardens there. Your trip will then take you to the Oberammergau region, via the Bavarian capital of Munich. There we will visit the Olympic Park site of the 1972 Olympic games and view it's interesting architecture. We will also view the famed Baroque style architecture of the city with a visit to Marienplatz, the most scenic square of the old town. The Rathaus-Glockenspiel clock with its ornate 42 bells and 32 life-sized figures that depict various parts of Bavaria's history is in this square. From there, we will travel to the beautiful town of Oberammergau where you will experience the famous Passion Play. The original play goes back to 1634 when the villagers, put on a play, asking God to ward off the Bubonic Plague. The Plague never affected the village and thevillagers vowed then to put on the play every 10 years. There will be plenty of time for leisurely exploration on your own throughout the trip and you will enjoy a farewell dinner during a break of the play on your final day, to celebrate a most memorable trip.

Cost: $4199.00

Registration fee: $500 (Due September 1, 2009)

Includes: Round trip air fare

Hotel transfers

Transportation

The Passion Play

7 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

For more information, please contact Ingrid Bortner or Terry Walter

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Other programs being planned for 2010-2011:

1. Ghana, Summer 2010, call Ingrid Bortner, 443-840-1933 or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu

2. South Africa, Summer 2010, call Ingrid Bortner, 443-840-1933 or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu or Stephanie Briggs, 443-840-5625 or sbriggs@ccbcmd.edu

3. Peru, January 2011, call Ingrid Bortner, 443-840-1933 or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu or Thu Schaeffer, 410-465-1285 or tschaeffer@ccbcmd.edu

3. Scandinavia, Summer 2011, call Ingrid Bortner, 443-840-1933 or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu

For additional information on all programs, contact:

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, Essex campus

Telephone: 443-840-1933

Email: ibortner@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC is now a member of the MCCIEC (Maryland Community College for International Education Consortium). The following link will provide access to programs that are availablethroughoutother Maryland Community Colleges: http://www.mcciec.org

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COMPLETED STUDY TOURS

Egypt, June 6-17, 2008

Pyramids of Giza

Karnak Temple

Sharon Garry, Student Life, Catonsville campus

Telephone:410-455-4322

Email: sgarry@ccbcmd.edu

Non-credit

COMPLETED

Visit exotic Egypt to see the awe-inspiring Pyramids while standing in their shadow. You will also visit the Valley Temple, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian museum. Participants will fly to Luxor to tour Esna, the Temple of Edfu, and Kom-Ombo via a cruise ship. They will also travel to Aswan to tour Elephantine Island, enjoy the beautiful Botanical garden, and view the Agha Khan.

Cost: $2230 plus $290 fuel/tax surcharge.

Includes round-trip air fare, all tours, daily breakfast, lunches, all but one dinner, river cruise, and five-star hotel.

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China, June 13-July 5, 2008, Chinese Language Trip. A joint venture between Howard Community College and CCBC.  

For information call:

Dr. Gayona Beckford-Barclay, Assistant Director of International Education and Multicultural Learning, 410-455-4247, or gbeckford@ccbcm.edu,

OR

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, 410-780-6933, or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu,

OR

International Education Office, Howard Community College, 410-772-4229, IntEd@howardcc.edu

Credit or non-credit.

COMPLETED

Spend three weeks in China studying the Chinese language at a premier school (University of Soochow, in Suzhou) and earn academic credits or a Certificate of Proficiency. Travel to China and work with a professional staff of Chinese instructors on language acquisition, conversation skills, and Chinese culture. The participant will meet students from around the world at the Soochow campus and will be placed in small classes, based upon their level of Chinese language proficiency, for four hours each day. In the evenings and on the weekends, there will be excursions and expeditions where the participant will have more opportunities to absorb the language and culture of China. CCBC students who are seeking credit for the Chinese course must have written permission from the CCBC Language Department.

Cost: $2950.00 (Not including the cost of taking course for credit)

Registration Fee: $250.00 (Non-Refundable)

Initial Payment: $1350.00 (due February 29, 2008)

Final Payment: $1350.00 (due March 28, 2008)

Includes round trip airfare, tuition at Soochow University, room and board, 2-3 excursions, and ground transportation to and from the airport in China.

*Note: If payments are not made on time, the participant will be automatically dropped from program and will not be able to re-register. Note: HCC and CCBC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or currency fluctuations.  

For more information on this trip, click here.

Study Chinese

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China, July 21-August 11, 2008- Chinese Culture Trip. A joint venture between Howard Community College and CCBC.


Forbidden City

Great Wall

Terracotta Soldiers

For information call:

Dr. Gayona Beckford-Barclay, Assistant Director of International Education and Multicultural Learning, 410-455-4247 or gbeckford@ccbcmd.edu

OR

Ingrid L. Bortner, Coordinator of International Travel Studies, 410-780-6933 or ibortner@ccbcmd.edu ,

OR

Program Director at Howard Community College, International Education Office at 410-772-4229. IntEd@howardcc.edu

Credit or non-credit.

COMPLETED

This is a summer study program to learn Chinese arts, culture, and history. The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) will be our host institution. CAFA is the best Fine Arts institution in China and is located in Chaoyang District in Beijing. Participants will spend the first ten days in Beijing, the capital of modern China and home of the Great Wall and Forbidden City; followed by about seven days of traveling to Shanghai, the commercial center of China and Xi'an, where the terracotta warriors were unearthed. After that, the group will return to Beijing for activities relating to the Summer Olympics.

This program is offered for three (3) credits for Fine Arts 102 (HCC), studying art, culture, and history of China or equivalent CCBC course. This involves academic course work; hands on experiences; artists' demonstrations; field trips to ancient artifact sites, museums, theaters, galleries and artists' studios; visits with local Chinese families, and more. The Cost includes:round ripand domestic airfare in China; ground transportation to and from the airport; scheduled field trips, fees, lodging, and most meals at host institution (The Central Academy of Fine Arts); hotels and all meals in Xi'an and Shanghai; and tickets for museums, theater, and Olympic events.

Cost: $3,650.00 (not including cost of taking course for credit)

Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Initial Payment: $1,700 (due February 29, 2008)

Final Payment: $1,700 (due March 28, 2008)

Note: If payments are not made on time, the participant will be automatically dropped from the program and will not be able to re-register.

For more information on this trip, click here

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