Oct. 6, 2006
College students and members of the community are invited to broaden their horizons during HACC's 2007 Winter Session Study Abroad Program in London, England and Paris, France. Central Pennsylvania's Community College will offer five distinctly different courses during the excursion planned for January 2-15, 2007.

A qualified, full-time HACC professor will teach each three-credit course, which offers an itinerary of relevant visits, lectures, tours and other cultural experiences. Participants taking the study tour for credit will meet course requirements through a combination of projects and journals due upon their return to the United States. Others may enroll on a noncredit basis, without the credit requirements.

"We have been offering the London program for more than 20 years," said Marcia Hajduk, professor and coordinator of international studies. "This is a great time of year to see the city. The weather is moderate and the tourism low."

Gatachew Kassahun will lead a study of the must-see tourist attractions in two of the world's most interesting cities during "Hospitality and Tourism in London and Paris." From London's historic sites, theatres, and museums to Paris' monuments and famous places, this study tour promises to reveal sites you have heard about your entire life.

Kazim Dharsi, AIA, will lead a study of England and France's buildings, which date back to pre-historic times, in "England's History through Architecture." The class will focus on how buildings tell stories of time past and are a wonderful way of studying the different histories of a culture.

Join in the exploration of some of the greatest monuments in the world, as well as world-class art and culture during "Humanities in London/Paris," led by Yvonne Milspaw, PhD. Students also will attend five performances and participate in backstage tours of some of London's most important theatres, making it an outstanding experience for anyone interested in theatre and culture.

Students can add international experience to their resumes with "Introduction to International Business." Professor Martin Wise will lead the class as they experience international business first-hand through corporate and governmental visits to some of the world's most fascinating centers of trade and finance.

Students enrolled in "Criminal Justice in London" will have the opportunity to examine the historical development and procedures of the English system and its relationship to the U.S. Criminal Justice System under the guidance of Jim Fox. They also will attend court sessions, observe the English constable on patrol, and discuss the challenges of crime and terrorism with police professionals.

The cost of HACC's Winter Session in London is $2,295, plus tuition and fees, for a student seeking course credit. Anyone taking a non-credit course will pay $2,495. Fees are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and current costs, or if the tour is being taken for college credits. Payment is due October 16.

The cost includes airport transportation, airfare, hotel accommodations, and breakfast. Also included are all instruction, course work, lectures and course-related trips and tours, and two or more day excursions.

In addition to the London program, HACC is offering four additional study abroad trips to Italy, Greece, Egypt and China.

"Art and Architecture in Italy," led by John Boecker and Yvonne Milspaw, will be offered from March 2-12, 2007. Participants will visit Venice, Florence and Rome.

From March 2-12, 2007, HACC will offer "Understanding Greece's Art, History and Mythology through Architecture." Leading this trip will be professor Kazim Dharsi.

Professor Dharsi will also lead "Understanding Egypt's History through Art and Architecture" from May 10-20, 2007.

HACC will offer a study tour in China with "Chinese Culture and Arts" from June 7-21, 2007. Professor Xiaoqing Zhu will lead the course through Beijing, Xian, Sichuan Province, Suzhou, and Shanghai.

For more information or to register for any of the HACC study abroad programs, call Hajduk at 780-2429 or 800-222-4222, ext. 2429, or send an email by clicking on the address below.

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