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Travel with PCC: informational fair slated Sept. 20
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – What country have you always wanted to learn about? Come touch the world through travel with Portland Community College’s educational travel excursions. This September, find out more at the annual free Travel Fair, held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Central Portland Workforce Training Center, 1626 S.E. Water Ave. The Travel Fair is designed to offer specific travel itineraries, present an overview of each country slated for travel this year, and answer your questions about what it’s like to see the world with PCC. Learn about the following upcoming trips: Paris for Mothers, Daughters & Grandmothers; Italy for Mothers, Daughters & Grandmothers; Art & Architecture of Paris; Art & Architecture of Renaissance Italy; Archeology of a Caribbean Island; Construct a Water System in Oaxaca; Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala; Study Spanish in Mexico; Study Spanish in Costa Rica; and Study Italian in Italy.For adults who want more than a tourist vacation, PCC trips delve into cultures all over the world. Participants meet local historical experts, attend lectures and field experiences, and engage in people-to-people visits that promote cultural understanding. Graduate and undergraduate credit is available for some trips."PCC offers the best opportunities to really experience culture through travel,"said Cecelia Barry, PCC community education manager. "You might choose a trip that features a community development project where you can work alongside local citizens, or choose to journey into a country’s history by studying how art and architecture interplay with culture. Many of the programs feature home-stay accommodations where participants live with a family while studying." The presentations are free of charge, but participants are encouraged to register to reserve printed material. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6622.