Study Abroad - Italy

2014 Italian Cuisine and Culture Program
May 30 to June 15, 2014 (17 days)

  

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2014

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Otranto, Naples, Pompeii, Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece
CRN: 30260
Course Name: CUL292 Study Abroad (4 credits)

dinner Italian Cuisine and Culture is a 4 credit elective course. The course is open to anyone interested - but you must love food! Students pursuing an AAS degree in Culinary Arts may use the course towards their 15 credit elective requirement.
Financial Aid may be used for the tuition and fees if a student is enrolled in the culinary arts program at CAC. High School teachers, Registered Dietitians, and members of the American Culinary Federation may use the credits towards continuing education requirements for their professional growth (48 hours).

Most, but not all activities are oriented towards food and the culinary arts. It is so much fun to sample regional foods with the knowledge you are experiencing the best local food available - not a "guess" from a tour guide book. All activities and tours are included in the price of the trip. Free time to explore and shop is also available at each location.

The annual Italian Cuisine and Culture program has a new and exciting venue this year. This is truly a "Foodies Dream Trip". Carol Bennett, Culinary Arts Preceptor will accompany students throughout the trip. We will depart Phoenix and travel to Otranto, a historic town on the Adriatic coast in the region of Puglia. Students will stay in casitas at a local resort, complete with resort amenities. Time will be spent touring (and sampling!) local vineyards, olive groves, artisan cheese producers, and touring Otranto and the coast of the Adriatic. Hands-on cooking classes will be held with local chefs, using seasonal, local produce and seafood. Continental breakfast and gourmet lunch are provided daily. Dinners are family style, enjoying the fruits of our cooking experience. A side trip by ship to Athens rounds out the visit to Italy's "heel of the boot".

market We travel by chartered bus from Otranto to Naples, located on the Mediterranean side of Italy. Naples is home of the world's best pizza, and a cuisine different from that found in Otranto. In addition to cooking classes and tours of Naples, students will travel to Pompeii, home of Mt. Vesuvius, to the Isle of Capri, views of the Amalfi Coast, and tour of Amalfi. We will conclude our stay with a one day tour of Rome. Accommodations will be in upscale hotels.

 

Marco Polo Foundation view
The Marco Polo Institute provides government recognized university-level education with the goal of promoting Italian cultural education. The Italian states have been a crossroad of many cultures and Marco Polo provides in depth exploration of diverse regions of this extraordinary peninsula. Study abroad opens new doors for students allowing for cultural, scholastic and recreational experiences not found within our borders. They provide the comforts and amenities of an American college campus, at affordable prices. The result is a well-rounded graduate with a decided edge in the market place. Instruction on Multiple campuses allows for unique learning: Students explore different duties, their culinary specialties, culture and history. This is experiential education.

More information about the foundation is available at www.foundationmarcopolo.it CAC students have traveled with this foundation for 3 years, and have had very fulfilling and educational experiences.

 

Brent with Octopus Education and Activities
CUL292Study Abroad: Italian Cuisine and Culture is a 4 credit elective course. The course is open to anyone interested - but you must love food! Students pursuing an AAS degree in Culinary Arts may use the course towards their 15 credit elective requirement. Financial Aid may be used for the tuition and fees if a student is enrolled in the culinary arts program at CAC. High School teachers, Registered Dietitians, and members of the American Culinary Federation may use the credits towards continuing education requirements for their professional growth(48 hours).Calamari

Most, but not all activities are oriented towards food and the culinary arts. It is so much fun to sample regional foods with the knowledge you are experiencing the best local food available - not a "guess" from a tour guide book. All activities and tours are included in the price of the trip. Free time to explore and shop is also available at each location.

 

Program Fees
Program Fee: $5,850.00
CAC Tuition: $308.00

Fee includes: round-trip airfare from Phoenix to Italy; all transportation and lodging (dual occupancy; single rooms available on request) within Italy and Greece; three meals per day; cooking classes, and tours. English speaking guides and cooking assistants are included. Program participants should plan on bringing additional money for souvenirs.

 

To register
Enroll at Central Arizona College: www.centralaz.edu
Register for CUL292; CRN 30260

Valid Passport is required

 

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814