CCC’s Study Abroad Program

By MELANIE RODRIGUEZ

Staff Writer

Students from last year's trip to Rome.

Students from last year’s trip to Rome.

Professor Sarah Shapiro, through Cumberland County College, is offering an educational experience with a trip abroad to Italy. This is the third year that Cumberland County College has offered students to study abroad due to the rich history that Italy has to offer.

The eight-day trip will take students through Rome and Florence. Professor Shapiro, who has been to Rome five times herself, is also offering the opportunity to friends and family of CCC students.

For any students that are interested the trip will be held the week of May 23 to May 30. The cost for this trip is $3,025 and $3,205 for any students 30 years of age or older. $100 will be taken off for any repeat EF travelers. These same rates apply to friends and family. Price covers roundtrip airfare including meals in flight, breakfast each day, admission to museums and historical sites, two local dinners, superior tourist accommodations and a full-time bilingual tour director.

To register online, go to http://www.eftours.com, select “students” and “enroll in my teacher’s tour”. The tour number is 1452442VS.

Students may also enroll by phone at 1-800-665-5364. Prices can increase periodically but prices are fixed for those already enrolled on the tour. It is $95.00 to reserve your spot on the trip and your price. Payment options are available, including a monthly payment plan.

Any students who are interested in this experience can also register for Art History I. The class will cover topics and places that you get to see first hand on the trip. Art History I will be offered in Summer II 2015 as a general education elective or program requirement if desired. Class registration fee is additional.

Please Contact Professor Sarah Shapiro at 856-691-8600, ext. 1314 or sshapiro@cccnj.edu for information about the trip and/or class.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly Overnight to Rome
  • Day 2: Welcome to Rome: The Eternal City
  • Day 3: Guided Tour of the Vatican, The Sistine Chapel and St. Peters
  • Day 4: Guided Tour of Rome: The Forum Ruins & The Coliseum
  • Day 5: Arrive in Florence, Guided Tour of Florence, Visit the Duomo    
  • Day 6: Visit the Academia, Free Time in Florence
  • Day 7: Free Morning in Florence, Return to Rome
  • Day 8: Return Flight Home
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