FCC Plans Trips to Russia and China in 2011

Frederick Community College will offer two opportunities for international education in 2011: a 20-day trip to Russia in June and a 10-day trip to China in September. Both trips are open to members of the community as well as to FCC students.

An information session about the trip to China is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the FCC Conference Center. This trip is sponsored by FCC’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) and is open to mature adult community members.

Participants will travel from September 14-24, 2011, to visit Beijing (Forbidden City; Great Wall); Xian (Terra Cotta Army); Wuzhen; Suzhou; and Shanghai. The cost is $3,999 per person, which includes airfare, hotel expenses, some meals, entrance fees, and travel insurance. AARP members may deduct $105 from the price.

China-related ILR classes before the trip are available, but optional, to adults age 55 plus. For more information, contact Sue Adams, ILR coordinator, at sadams@frederick.edu or 301.846.2732 or Peg Mauzy, coordinator for International Education, at pmauzy@frederick.edu or 301.846.2616.

Participants interested in the Russia Abroad trip must sign up by Monday, January 24. Travel dates are tentatively June 1-21. The trip will cost $3,000, which includes airfare, housing, transfers, and an International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Travelers will participate in two classes offered in partnership with St. Petersburg State University and may receive optional credit at FCC or simply audit them for information. Tuition for the two courses is not included in the $3,000 travel and housing cost. The courses (Sociology 102-Social Problems and Interdisciplinary Studies 209-Ethnic Diversity) are taught in English.

For more information, contact Marshall Botkin, professor of sociology and host for the trip, at mbotkin@frederick.edu or 301.846.2579 or contact Peg Mauzy, at pmauzy@frederick.edu or 301.846.2616.

To learn about other study abroad or short term travel opportunities available through the Maryland Community College International Education Consortium (MCCIEC), visit www.mcciec.org or contact Peg Mauzy.