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Cuba Spring Break 2017

Dates: March 11th - 19th

Description of the Program: 

This course is based upon the Spring Break model of the HTM Cuisine and Culture program. In this model, students meet on-campus every other Monday. The pre-trip meetings cover academic content related to the destination and post-trip meetings involve presentations and a final exam.

The specific goals of this course are as follows:

The on-campus academic component will serve as an introduction to the history and culture of Cuba. We will explore the colonial history, pre-revolutionary Cuba, and modern day Cuba. This academic component would meet on campus every other Monday prior to the trip for lectures and presentations on cuisine, culture, and international travel.

Travel to Cuba will expose the students to the reality of modern day Cuban cuisine and culture. This will include lectures, stays in local homes and hotels, and site visits related to food, beverage and culture. Site visits will include tours to historical sites, restaurants, markets, urban cooperatives and agricultural operations, tobacco farms and cigar factories, a rum distillery.

Combining the West Lafayette academic component with the real-world spring break exposure to elements of Cuban culture and cuisine will serve to create a unique 3-credit course that encourages personal and professional development.

The estimated cost per student is approximately $3400. This includes transportation to and from the airport, round-trip air transportation to Cuba, visas and permits, all transportation and accommodations while in Cuba, and MOST meals. 

Program Highlights:

  • Housing
  • Airfare
  • All tours transportation
  • Some meals
  • Earn 3 credit hours

Trip Highlights:

  • Havana
  • Vinales Valley
  • Las Terrazas
  • Rum Distillery
  • Playa Larga, Bay of Pigs

Scholarships:

  • The Purdue Study Abroad Office is making $500 scholarships available to all students
  • The John and Emma Tse Scholarship
  • Departmental Scholarship may also be available

For further information please contact Chef Carl Conway, conway2@purdue.edu or 496-7282.

Iceland Spring Break 2017Iceland

Dates: March 11th - 19th

Description of the Program:

This week long program will explore one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world. The focus of this program will be to understand the various aspects of tourism that make Iceland so unique and the issues necessary to maintain the sustainability of this small island nation in order to keep these wonders forever. Students will spend 5 nights in the capital Reyjkavik where they will tour the city and go to a whaling museum and a cooking class. . The program will also include visits to a nearby geothermal farm and restaurant as well as spending part of a day at the world famous " Blue Lagoon" hot springs spa. The group will also spend 2 nights in other areas of the island and will see the and explore close up things such as Glaciers, Volcanoes, Geysers. There will be at least two callouts early in the fall semester and students can email me and ask to be put on the callout list for notification. Information will be given out with regards to costs (estimated at $3500 minus scholarships) and deposit deadlines and other valuable information. The weather in Iceland during spring break is very similar to that in Lafayette during that time. The program is open to all major at Purdue University.

Program Highlights:

  • Housing
  • Airfare
  • All tours transportation
  • Some meals
  • Earn 3 credit hours

Trip Highlights:

  • Reykjavik 4 nights
  • Around the island 3 nights
  • Geysers, Glaciers, Waterfalls, the Northern Lights
  • Whaling museum, Geothermal farm and restaurant
  • Hiking and a cooking class

Scholarships:

For further information please contact Dr. Howard Adler, adlerh@purdue.edu or 494-5998.

Portugal Spring Break 2017Portugal

Dates: March 11th - 19th

Description of the Program:

The program begins with classes on the West Lafayette campus covering topics such as history, language, architecture, food and safe traveling. Over Spring Break, the class ventures abroad on an experiential tour of the region in question. Upon returning, students finish the course with reflective presentations and an exam. The 2017 class  heads to a new destination, Portugal, where we will tour castles, visit open-air markets, learn about cheesemaking, and explore the art of wine making as we make our way through the beautiful countryside.

Program Highlights:

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Lisbon
  • Shuttle bus to and from West Lafayette and Chicago
  • All ground transportation while in Europe
  • 4 night accommodations in Evora
  • 3 night accommodations in Lisbon
  • All breakfasts plus various lunches and  dinners during class sessions
  • Guided city tours of Lisbon, Evora & Sintra
  • Olive oil production tour
  • Winery tour and  tasting
  • Behind the scenes tour of the historic Hotel Convento de Sao Paul dating to 1182
  • Visit to Sesimbra and its daily fish auction
  • Cooking class featuring regional dishes
  • Port tasting at Solar do Vinho do Porto
  • Cheese making in Azeitao
  • Entrance to the 8th c. Castelo dos Mouros
  • Palácio Paço Ducal palace in Vila Viçosa
  • Roman ruins in Evora
  • And more!

Scholarships:

For further information please contact Chef Ambarish Lulay, alulay@purdue.edu or 496-6233.

Mallorca Study Abroad Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Spring program Early February to late July (Deadline to apply Sept 15th)
Fall program Mid August to December (Deadline to apply March 15th)

Mallorca

This is a Purdue University Study Abroad Program and all applications must be made through the Purdue Study Abroad office by the deadlines listed above.

This program is a very special program in which students spend 5 to 6 months in one of the premier tourist destinations in the world. The island of Mallorca receives over 12 million tourists a year. Students study at the University of the Balaeric Islands and take 12 credit hours, however 3 of those are the internships hours, so therefore you are only taking 3 other courses. The courses you would take are worked out with your academic advisor. 

You are placed in an internship location which corresponds to your area of interest. It might be at a large resort hotel or a hotel in the middle of Palma (the capital of the island) or in a restaurant etc. Completion of the course meets the HTM requirement for either HTM 202 or 302.

You are placed with a host family and they provide you with meals. The housing is normally within easy distance of the university and where you will be working. There are students from all over the world who are in the program and you will get an opportunity to know many of them. 
Cost of the program is approximately $10,000 per semester. This includes the credit hours, the housing, the internship and many side trips to places such as Madrid and all over the island of Mallorca. 
You must have at least one semester of Spanish in order to apply for this program.

Scholarships: 

  • The Purdue Study Abroad Office is making $3,000 scholarships available to all students
  • The John and Emma Tse Scholarship
  • Departmental Scholarship may also be available

For further information please see Professor Howard Adler in the School of HTM adlerh@purdue.edu or 494-5998

Machu Picchu

South Africa Maymester 2017

Dates: May 7th - 28th

Description of the Program:

Although the recent surge in attention to food and agriculture feels like the latest trend, a stream of research exists and informs us about how our systems of cultural practices inform food production. We examine how culture, agriculture, and tourism intersect in South Africa. We do this by studying the relationships that exist between peoples and plants. The focus of our Study Abroad programs is to introduce participants to the history of South Africa and its rich history of agriculture, agritourism, and horticulture.

Program Highlights:

  • Home-based in Stellenbosch, the home of Stellenbosch University and the heart of the Winelands
  • 19 days in Cape Town and surrounding areas
  • Selected locations to be visited: Cape Town Waterfront, Table Mountain National Park, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Stellenbosch University, Institute of Culinary Arts, Puris National Products, Fairview Estate, Wupperthal, Hex River Valley, Franchhoek, Hermanus, Montagu.

Credit hours: Earn up to 3 credit hours

Cost of Program: Tentatively $5500 and includes hotels, tours, and some meals

Scholarships: 

  • Department-specific study abroad scholarships are available to students in all three majors
  • The Purdue Study Abroad Office makes and additional $1,000 available

For further information please contact Dr. Sandra Sydnor, School of Hospitality and Tourism, ssydnorb@purdue.edu

 

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy Summer 2017

Dates: May 28th - June 23rd

Description of the Program: Purdue students have the opportunity to participate in a summer academic program featuring 4 weeks of study in Italy with Florence University of the Arts. The program theme features topics related to the Italian practices of farm to table and sustainability for hospitality students as well as students from other majors. The academic course is held at the FUA campus in the historic center of Florence, Italy and taught by highly qualified international faculty. In addition to lectures, students will also experience a gastronomy-based field learning activity in Tuscany, visits and food tours in the city of Florence, as well as tastings and cooking labs.

Program Includes:

  • Housing in the heart of Renaissance Florence within close proximity to main squares, museums, and restaurants
  • Partial meal plan at FUA’s school restaurant & pastry shop serving seasonal gourmet cuisine to the local community
  • Welcome dinner upon arrival
  • Cell phones with free incoming calls
  • Free wifi access at all FUA facilities
  • Extracurricular activities and free use of school mini-gym
  • Earn up to 6 credit hours

Scholarships: 

  • The Purdue Study Abroad Office is making $1,000 scholarships available to all students
  • The John and Emma Tse Scholarship
  • Departmental Scholarship may also be available

For further information please contact Richard Ghiselli, ghiselli@purdue.edu

Ireland Summer 2017Ireland

Dates:  June 12 - July 22

Program Highlights:

  • Tour Dublin and visit the famous Guiness pub and factory
  • Spend 4 weeks taking classes at beautiful NUI Galway
  • Spend 10 days exploring the beautiful countryside guided by Paddy Wagon Tours

Scholarships: 

  • The Purdue Study Abroad Office is making $1,000 scholarships available to all students
  • The John and Emma Tse Scholarship
  • Departmental Scholarship may also be available

For further information please contact Nelly Farmer, hfarmer@purdue.edu

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