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Thailand Winter Break 2018

Dates: December 27th - January 7th

Description of the Program:

This Winter Break Program to Thailand will consist of 4 days in Bangkok which is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world. Bangkok is a combination of a modern and growing economy which emphasizes manufacturing and tourism and also the old world Thai culture. While in Bangkok students will have an opportunity to explore many of the religious Buddhist temples and Shrines. We will also see Floating markets and explore the way that Thai people live on the Chao Phrya River which is one of the main means of transportation in Bangkok

We will then fly to Phuket which is the largest tourist island and area about one hour south of Bangkok. Students will learn about tourism sustainability and see how Thais exhibit their blend of hospitality and tourism. Students will participate in a day trip to one of the island national parks as well as cooking classes and lectures from business leaders. The focus of this program will be tourism and the culture of Thailand.

The overall cost of the program ($2950) includes all hotels, tours, domestic airfare between Bangkok and Phuket, and Purdue Credit. International Airfare is not included.

Program Highlights:

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

Trip Highlights:

  • 4 days in Bangkok
  • Chao Pryra River Trip
  • Day trip to a farm
  • 3 nights in Phuket
  • Thai cooking class
  • Eco Tourism talks

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 Dr. Howard Adler, adlerh@purdue.edu or 494-5998.

Costa Rica Spring Break 2019Iceland

Dates: March 9th - 17th

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 Reykjavik 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 them 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.

 

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy Summer 2019

Dates: TBA

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

Nepal Summer 2019

Dates:  May 6 - 19, 2019 

Nepal

This two-week walking workshop is in association with the NGO, Moving Mountains and the award-winning responsible travel company Adventure Alternative. The trip involves trekking to the rural villages of Bupsa and Bumburi in the lower Solukhumbu region of the Himalayas where participants will work on relevant projects which are developed and supported by Moving Mountains Nepal and improve the lives of the communities without affecting the traditions and way of life of the local Sherpa people.

The trip will provide you with a great insight and first-hand experience on the connections between tourism and social entrepreneurship and you will witness how tourism, international development, and social enterprise has completely transformed these villages in this stunningly beautiful part of the world surrounded by the Himalayan mountains.

Adventure Alternative will manage all the in-country logistics and the expedition will be fully supported with a very special team of experienced staff in an area well off the beaten track.

Program Highlights:

  • Kathmandu
  • Walking in the foothills of Everest
  • Accommodation along the trail at Nepalese teahouses

Credit hours: Earn up to 3 credit hours

Program Costs: Approximately $1500 plus airfare (around $1200)

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 Jonathon Day, gjday@purdue.edu

Study Aboard Trips for 2019-2020

The following are trips being planned for next academic year. More information to follow in the year to come. 

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • Iceland

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