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Travel Study takes students around the world

The Great Wall of China
The Elizabeth Tower in London

Seminole State College of Florida’s diverse 2013 Travel Study programs will take participants on themed journeys to a total of five countries across two continents.

Interested community members are invited to participate in any of the four programs alongside Seminole State students, faculty and staff.

The programs include a tour of the British health care system in London; an exploration of the business and financial markets in London and Paris; a heritage tour of China and Tibet; and a cultural journey through Israel and Jordan. The first two trips will take place during the College’s Spring Break in the first week of March, and the other two will occur immediately following the Spring Term.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

British Health Care System Tour of London: March 1-7, 2013

This trip, scheduled during Seminole State’s 2013 Spring Break, will take participants to London to study and observe the English health care system. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum and participate in a half-day seminar with a member of the British health care system for an additional $50. Tour stops around London will include the Elizabeth Tower (formerly known as Big Ben), the House of Commons, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and the British Museum.

The cost is approximately $2,670 and includes airfare, accommodations, most meals and entrance fees. (Costs are subject to change, and other fees may apply.) For an additional $110, participants may take excursions to the city of Bath and to the Stonehenge landmark. There also is an optional three-day extension during which students will travel to Paris. The cost of the extension is $499.

The registration deadline for this trip is Nov. 26, and attendees who sign up after that deadline will be charged a late registration fee. For more information, call the Travel Study office at 407.708.2335. You may also contact Professor Patti Yorty at 407.404.6091 or Professor Chris Banta at 407.404.6072.

The Shanghai Business District in China

Exploring Financial Markets in London and Paris: March 1-9, 2013

This Spring Break excursion will take travelers to London and Paris, where they will learn the basic workings of English and French money markets while exploring two global cities. Highlights for the London portion of the trip will include a walking tour of the city with stops along the Strand and Covent Garden, and visits to the offices of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the London Stock Exchange and more. In Paris, participants will visit the Latin Quarter, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the French Stock Exchange.

The cost is approximately $3,300 and includes airfare, accommodations, most meals and entrance fees (other fees may apply).

The hard deadline to apply is Nov. 30, but participants who register by Oct. 15 may receive a discount. For more information, call the Travel Study office at 407.708.2335. You may also contact Professor Hugh Moore at 407.708.2391 or Professor David Moradian at 407.708.2729.

Petra in Jordan

Chinese and Tibetan Heritage Tour: May 2013 (dates TBA)

This summer trip, in two parts, will take travelers on a journey to experience Chinese and Tibetan heritage. Highlights will include sites in Beijing such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. Participants also will visit the new Asian business hub of Shanghai. During the Tibetan portion of the trip, travelers will experience traditional Tibetan lodging while they attend a festival and see monasteries, temples, nomadic villages, grasslands and a cultural heritage lake.

The cost is approximately $3,500 and includes airfare, accommodations, most meals, entrance fees and bilingual tour guides (other fees may apply).

For more information, call the Travel Study office at 407.708.2335, or contact Professor Rachel Braaten at 407.971.5131.

Seeking origins of Western Culture and Art in Israel and Jordan: May 15-23, 2013

This trip explores the cornerstone of history and heritage in Israel, which blends art, culture and religious tradition into a vibrant and diverse society. Highlights include visits to the Fortress of Masada, the Theatre at Caesarea, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the rock-carved city Petra, and the archaeological site Qumran, where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. There also will be stops in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and ancient Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. Participants also will be invited to stay as overnight guests in a Bedouin camp.

The cost is approximately $3,850. This includes airfare, accommodations, most meals, entrance fees and bilingual tour guides (other fees may apply).

For more information, call the Travel Study office at 407.708.2335, or contact Professor Richard Harmon at 407.708.2647. You can also download the flier by clicking here.

Note: All listed prices and itineraries are subject to change, and other fees may apply. For the most current information, please contact Seminole State’s Travel Study office at 407.708.2335 or Professor Rachel Braaten at 407.971.5131. You may also visit the Study Abroad page online to find more information on these and other trips.

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