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Blinn offers students two study abroad opportunities this summer

Students can study Spanish in Granada, Spain, or art and literature in Paris and London

November 1, 2016image of students enjoying the study abroad program at Blinn

Blinn College is offering its students two once-in-a-lifetime study abroad opportunities this summer.

Students can immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture with a trip to Granada, Spain, May 27 through June 24, or study art and literature in London and Paris July 12-22.

To be eligible for the Granada trip, students must have completed or tested out of two beginning Spanish courses, Spanish 1411 and 1412. During the study abroad experience, students will work through two intermediate Spanish courses, Spanish 2311 and 2312, while visiting historic sites, participating in cultural activities and forging relationships with host families. 

Students visit Seville and Cordoba, two of the most historic cities in Europe, spend a weekend in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains and walk the beaches of Costa del Sol. They will explore the exotic Alhambra, the ancient palace of the Sultans, enjoy Granada’s historic quarter, “El Albaycin,” and watch authentic Flamenco dancers in the caves where they have performed for decades. Students stay in pairs with host families, further enhancing language and cultural immersion. 

For more information regarding the Granada trip, visit www.soleducation.com/blinn or email Irma Valdez at ivaldez@blinn.edu.

Students taking the European trip to Paris and London can take ARTS 1301: Art Appreciation and/or ENGL 2322: British Literature I. To enroll in ENGL 2322, students must have taken ENGL 1301 and 1302.

The trip includes a guided tour of Paris, including visits to the Palace of Versailles, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Montmartre. Students will then travel to London, where they will visit Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace.

The European trip includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, on-tour transportation, regional-style meals, curriculum integration, a full-time tour director, expert local guides, and guided sightseeing.

For more information regarding the trip to Paris and London, visit www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1835140NY or email Rachael Lacina-Taylor at rachael.taylor@blinn.edu.