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Updated: 04/20/2017 08:30:03AM

SFSC goes to Portugal, Spain

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AVON PARK — South Florida State College will host an information session on its study abroad tour of Portugal and Spain from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 on the SFSC Highlands campus in Avon Park, in Building B, Room 112.

The information session will cover details about a nine-day trip to Lisbon, Seville and Madrid in spring or early summer 2018. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. The information session will discuss cost, payment options, scholarships, the early bird discount and college credit. Dr. Theresa James, professor of English, and Melanie Jackson, director of eLearning, will lead the information session.

The trip includes air fare, hotels, breakfasts, several dinners, and visits to many notable landmarks in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid led by a full-time tour guide, including use of a bus.

The itinerary includes a visit to the old world Atlantic port of Lisbon, Portugal, which once launched explorers such as Vasco de Gama. Participants visit the Moorish Alfama district, 16th century palaces and churches, a medieval castle, and Lisbon’s modern neighborhoods.

Next stop is Seville, Spain, home of bullfights, flamenco and Don Juan. Guests take in the ancient walled town of Évora, navigate the twisting alleys of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, admire the 1,000-year-old Alcázar Palace and visit the grand, gothic Seville Cathedral.

The tour proceeds to Madrid, where guests wander through the Puerta del Sol, the heart of the Spanish capital and view the La Estación de Atocha and the Egyptian Templo de Debod. Optional excursions to Toledo and Barcelona, Spain, are available.

Those interested in SFSC’s study abroad program should plan to attend the information session, where they can ask questions and receive printed information. Attendees can add their email to a mailing list to learn about future trips.

The SFSC Highlands campus is located at 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. For more information on SFSC’s study abroad program, contact James at 863-784-7185 or jamest@southflorida.edu or Jackson at 863-784-7018 or melanie.jackson@southflorida.edu.


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