Program participants explain the value of a semester overseas for students
Encyclopedia Britannica Editor William Robertson Smith once defined Florence, Italy as the city where the Renaissance originated. Between the 15th and 17th centuries, it served as the center for new experiences and enlightenment.
This semester, 16 students from City College and American River College will get their own chance at enlightenment in the popular tourist town by attending classes there weekly. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in trips to nearby cities and other cultural activities.
The Study Abroad program works with other institutions to give students an international experience, according to Los Rios Study Abroad Assistant Director Lizzy Lynch.
“We work for a company, the American Institute for Foreign Study, and we have been going to Florence every spring for many years,” said Lynch.
“By far, the most popular program has been Florence,” said Los Rios Study Abroad Director Jesus Frank Malaret. “And that’s not just since it’s been here, but also in the history of the program.”
Los Rios has participated in the Study Abroad program for approximately 10 years, according to Lynch.
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