Study Abroad Next Spring or Summer; Details Provided at Oct. 4 Meeting

Study in Rome or Paris next year!

Participants of study abroad programs generally return home with great memories and a better understanding of the world and themselves.  Allan Hancock College students have the opportunity to make those same discoveries next spring or summer by choosing to study abroad in Rome or Paris.

To find out more about these opportunities, an information meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room G-106A in the Santa Maria campus Student Center (bldg. G).  Parents and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Students choosing to study in Rome in spring 2013 will find themselves immersed in a rich variety of learning experiences.  Program courses will include marketing, communication and Italian language, as well as an optional internship component.  While in Italy, students will experience Italian culture through study, instruction and immersion in daily Italian life.  Home base will be Rome, the 2,700-year-old Italian capital, whose streets are filled with history and architectural masterpieces, as well as museums and churches that hold priceless works of art.  Visits to other notable Italian cities are included in the program.  While academic in nature, the program also provides an opportunity to make new friends, become acquainted with Italy’s living history and learn through direct immersion in the Italian language and culture.

Nineteenth-century art will be the focus of an intensive four-week summer 2013 course based in Paris.  Romanticism and the revolution, the Arch de Triomphe, French Impressionist painting, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, the sculpture of Rodin, the Eiffel Tower – these are among the most popular and accessible art and architecture masterpieces to study and appreciate in Paris and its surrounds.  Students will visit many examples of art and architecture in a variety of settings, from the Louvre and Musee D’Orsay, to small collections focused on a single artist often housed in the artist’s atelier.  The program includes guided walks through the neighborhoods and boulevards depicted in the art of the Impressionists and an excursion to Giverney, Claude Monet’s spectacular studio and garden.  Because Paris has retained so much of its 19th century character, it provides a nearly seamless backdrop for this course of study, allowing connections to be made between the art and the physical and historical context of 19th century Paris, something that is not possible in a classroom environment.  Included in the course of study is a three-day, two-night excursion to Amsterdam to visit the Vincent van Gogh Museum to see first-hand the work of this important late 19th century artist.

Study abroad participants pay the regular Allan Hancock College enrollment fees, in addition to the cost of the program and travel.  Allan Hancock College general scholarships for returning and transferring students may be applied toward the cost of study abroad.  Financial aid options to cover travel and living expenses are also available to students meeting financial aid requirements.  For further information, visit

Those unable to attend the information meeting should contact Margaret Shigenaka, Allan Hancock College counselor, at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3404 or or Carola Smith, Santa Barbara City College’s Study Abroad Director, at (805) 965-0581 ext. 2243 or

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