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Travel to Paris or Rome!


Studying abroad is a right of passage for many college-age students, including those who attend Allan Hancock College.

Hancock is offering two unique study abroad experiences this year: a spring session in Rome and a summer session in Paris. There will be an informational meeting on these programs Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room G-106A in the Santa Maria campus Student Center. Parents and friends are welcome to attend as well.

Program courses in Rome will include marketing, communication, and Italian language, as well as an optional internship component. Visits to other Italian cities are included in the program. 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 surroundings,” school officials said in a prepared statement.

Students will view art in a variety of settings, including the Louvre and Musee D’Orsay, as well as smaller studio exhibits. 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. Also included in session is a three-day, two-night excursion to Amsterdam to visit the Vincent van Gogh Museum to see the artist’s work first-hand.

Study abroad participants pay the regular Allan Hancock College enrollment fees, in addition to the cost of the program and travel. General scholarships for returning and transferring students can be applied toward study abroad costs. Financial aid to cover travel and living expenses are also available.

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Those who are unable to attend the information meeting should contact Allan Hancock College counselor Margaret Shigenaka at 922-6966, Ext. 3404, or, or Santa Barbara City College’s study abroad director Carola Smith, at 965-0581, Ext. 2243, or

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