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  • 1. Study Abroad- C H E A P ! Sixth Biennial Conference for International Business Community College Faculty Wednesday 18 May 2005, 2:15-3:00pm
  • 2. Mac McGuire
    • Forsyth Technical Community College
    • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 3. My Vision…
    • To offer students an affordable international experience on a biennial schedule
  • 4. ME XI CO ?
    • Our college does a language study every summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
      • 14 day trip
      • Family housing, 2 meals
      • Transportation
      • Spanish classes at Centro Bilingui
        • Price around $1800
    • Great trip (I went in 2001), but very few students get to go because of the price.
  • 5. Ca na da !
    • In January 2005, I started searching the Canadian colleges web sites to find one that had an IB program similar to Forsyth Tech.
    • In February, on the blind, I sent an email to my higher-paid counterpart (Ms. Jennifer Singh) at Seneca College in Toronto sharing my vision for the trip.
    • She responded back the very next day offering to help. Toronto it is!
      • Proposed Dates: 12 – 21 MAY 2006 (Seven nights in Toronto, one night on the road each way)
  • 6. SENECA COLLEGE
    • Seneca, which is in Toronto, is Canada’s largest community college with over 100,000 residential and non-residential students from 85 different countries. (Forsyth Tech has about 7500 non-residential students from 26 countries).
    • Seneca offers decent room accommodations at a very reasonable double-occupancy price during the summer (two separate small bedrooms per suite), continental breakfast included.
    • WEB SITE: http://www.senecac.on.ca/index.html
  • 7. INT110-80 Travel Study Abroad
    • INT 180 Travel Study Abroad 3 0 3
    • Prerequisites: None Corequisites: None
    • Effective Term – 1998*03]
    • This course is designed to apply language and theoretical skills in an appropriate international business setting in a foreign country. Emphasis is placed on strengthening foreign language skills, performing with greater competence and confidence in the international workplace, and completing objectives outlined in training plan. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and utilize cultural patterns and business practices in the region of study.
  • 8. For Credit
    • For those taking Travel Study Abroad INT180, I will create an online class on Canada consisting of four modules covering:
      • History/Geography
      • Cultural/Legal/Political elements
      • NAFTA participation
      • Toronto/Ontario
    • This class will be offered in the second half of the spring 2006 semester. To complete the course, students will have to write a 5-8 page paper after they return comparing their expectations with their actual experiences.
  • 9. Non-Credit
    • While I expect a few students to take this trip for credit, most who join us will probably just be looking for an adventure.
    • My guess is that of the 18 people paying to go, more than a dozen will be non-credit participants, comprised mainly of faculty, staff, and community members.
    • There will be a priority established as follows: for-credit students, non-credit students, staff and faculty, and finally community.
  • 10.  
  • 11. Trip Handouts
    • Toronto Bars and Nightclubs
    • http:// www.where.ca/toronto/article_feature.cfm?listing_id =70
    • WISH (3 CHARLES ST. E., 416-935-0240)
    • THE SPOT: Wish's owner Renda Abdo has brought a slice of South Beach to the heart of Yonge Street. White couches with big white pillows are strewn haphazardly and featured inside and outside on the patio. Clear plastic chairs and metallic tables make for flamboyant patio furniture, while inside is a modern mix of metal and wood. And for those actually looking to make a wish, a wish fountain is the patio's centrepiece. THE 'HOOD: Yonge and Charles is a high-traffic area packed with shops and restaurants galore, from Burger King to Starbucks to Sunrise Records to Aldo—you name it and it's got a storefront on Yonge Street. THE CROWD: As Yonge Street draws in the masses, it's clear that Wish's crowd is made up of a bit of everything. From professionals to students, anyone and everyone comes to Wish. Nevertheless, the crowd shares at least one commonality: everyone oozes urban style and generally looks fashionable without being over the top. THE NIGHTS: It's bustling pretty much every night of the week here. Wednesday nights are ideal, as it's busy but not crowded. Weekends tend to get hectic, but are fun nonetheless. Music is chosen by the staff after they've surveyed the general aura of the night's crowd. THE DRINKS: While the drink offerings are exhaustive in scope, their martinis are among the best in the city. One of the first places to offer a stellar coffee-based martini– Wish's Black Martini is a crowd favourite. A standard martini list is always available with featured additions based on the season. New is the Wish Kir Royale, made with sparkling wine and a cassis wine rather than the traditional liqueur. THE VIBE: For a place steeped in so much urban style, Wish is relaxed and inclusive. No one will feel uncomfortable here, as there is always a little something for everyone.
  • 12. Trip Handouts
    • AFFORDABLE RESTAURANTS
    • DELICATESSEN
      • CORNED BEEF HOUSE, THE— Tucked away in a converted house, and located in an area more likely to contain high-tech dance clubs than comfort food, this traditional deli serves up corned beef and smoked meat sandwiches. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Casual. Sandwiches: $5.99-$6.99. AE, DC, MC, V.303 Adelaide St. W., 416-977-2333
      • DRUXY'S— Deli sandwiches—especially the corned beef on rye, and roast beef on a Kaiser—are specialties of this casual, cafeteria-style restaurant. Also serves salads, chili, soups, hot dogs, sandwiches, and bagels, plus coffee. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily (10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri. to 9 p.m.). Casual. Entrées: $5.99-$6.89 100 Queen's Park Cr., Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-5563
      • SHOPSY'S DELI AND RESTAURANT— In the business since 1921. Serves deli favorites like corned beef on rye and cheesecake. Large selection of cigars. Catering. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night daily. Casual. Entrées: $9.99-$14.99. AE, MC, V 33 Yonge St., 416-365-3333
      • YITZ’S DELICATESSEN RESTAURANT— Venerable New York-style deli serving hearty foods prepared fresh daily. Soups, corned beef, knishes, big salads, bagels. In store bakery. Well-stocked humidor. Lunch, dinner daily; weekend brunch. Casual. Entrées: $6.50-$18.95. AE, MC, V. 346 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-487-4506
  • 13. Trip Handouts
    • NEIGHBOURHOODS
    • http://www.where.ca/toronto/subcategory_guide.cfm?subcategory_id=25&category_id=24&subtitle_id=166
      • ANNEX, THE— A hippie hangout in the 1960s, the area retains much of its artsy flavour and is home to many students, professors, writers and members of the arts community. Bloor is the main retail strip, and the side streets are lined with historic Victorian, Georgian and Tudor homes. Honest Ed’s bargain emporium at Bloor and Bathurst streets, owned by theatre mogul Ed Mirvish, is a neighbourhood landmark. Mirvish Village, on Markham Street just west of Bathurst, is a stretch of restored homes that house antiques shops, bookstores and a Saturday organic foods market. Avenue Road to Bathurst Street, Bloor Street West to Dupont Street. Accessible from St. George, Spadina and Bathurst subway stations.
      • BEACHES, THE— Antiques shops, clapboard houses and quirky stores and restaurants typify this lakeside neighbourhood. Queen Street East is the main shopping and dining hub, and patios offer perfect sipping spots. On and around the boardwalk, some parts of which were constructed in the 1800s, there’s constant activity. All year long, Kew Beach and Ashbridges Bay are popular with strolling families and joggers. Queen Street East, from Coxwell Avenue to Neville Park Boulevard. Take the streetcar eastbound along Queen Street and get off anywhere between Coxwell and Neville Park.
  • 14. Trip Handouts
    • Theater & Sports
    • http://www.showmetoronto.com/tour%20theatre%20toronto%20prod.htm
    • CAST IRON— Previews Feb. 12, opens Feb. 16 to March 13. Libya Atwell, journeys from the cane fields of Barbados, to the frozen tundra of Winnipeg. Hear her story. Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m., $16-$33. Call 416-531-1827 for tickets.Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-531-1827
  • 15. Trip Handouts
    • LOCAL FEATURES
    • Ice Age History of the Niagara River and Whirlpool Rapids
    • http:// www.niagaraparks.com/nfgg/geology.php
    • The Niagara River, as is the entire Great Lakes Basin of which the river is an integral part, is a legacy of the last Ice Age. 18,000 years ago southern Ontario was covered by ice sheets 2-3 kilometers thick. As they advanced southward the ice sheets gouged out the basins of the Great Lakes. Then as they melted northward for the last time they released vast quantities of meltwater into these basins. Our water is "fossil water"; less than one percent of it is renewable on an annual basis, the rest leftover from the ice sheets.
    • The Niagara Peninsula became free of the ice about 12,500 years ago. As the ice retreated northward, its meltwaters began to flow down through what became Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, down to the St. Lawrence River, and, finally, down to the sea. There were originally 5 spillways from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Eventually these were reduced to one, the original Niagara Falls, at Queenston-Lewiston. From here the Falls began its steady erosion through the bedrock.
  • 16. Trip Handouts
    • TOURS
    • http://www.where.ca/toronto/subcategory_guide.cfm?subcategory_id=25&category_id=24&subtitle_id=143
    • CITY PASS— Tour the city aboard an open deck bus. Then board a boat to cruise the Toronto islands and surrounding lagoons. Pickup available. Adults $19.95, children $11.45. Call 416-410-6103 for reservations.
    • CITY WALKS— Tours of Toronto, led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, that explore historical old-town Toronto and the architecture of the city. Includes the St. Lawrence Market, Union Station and St. James Cathedral. Adults $12, children under 12 are free. Call 416-966-1550 for information and reservations.
    • GREAT LAKES SCHOONER COMPANY— Sail the Toronto islands and harbour aboard the traditional three-masted tall ship, Kajama. Licensed bar on deck. Adults $18.95, seniors $16.95, children $10.95. Tours depart Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Located at 249 Queens Quay W. at York St. Call 416-203-2322 for information and reservations.
  • 17. Trip Handouts
    • MUSEUMS
    • http:// www.showmetoronto.com/index.html
    • The Textile Museum of Canada engages audiences through its unique exhibitions and programming, focused on the traditions and aesthetics of historic and contemporary textile arts. With a collection of over 10,000 artifacts from over 190 countries and regions, the Textile Museum of Canada promotes an understanding of human identity through textiles. Hours/Season: Year round. Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 11 am- 5 pm; Wednesday-11 am-8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Closed Mondays. Admission: General C$8; Students, Seniors & Children C$6; Families C$22. Wednesdays after 5 pm are pay-what-you-can.
      • 55 Centre Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2H5 Area: Downtown
      • www.textilemuseum.ca Tel: 416-599-5321 Fax: 416-599-2911
      • [email_address]
  • 18. Trip Handouts
    • SHOPPING
    • http://www.where.ca/toronto/article_feature.cfm?listing_id=51
    • French import |Pavillon Christofle (150 Bloor St. W., 416-925-5534) features fine tableware, flatware, crystal and table dressings. |Le Caprice de Marie-Claude specializes in luxurious high-end bath lines and bed linens. |Ashley China , at street level in the Manulife Centre , has a tremendous selection of china, crystal, flatware, silverware and giftware—and the prices are excellent. The prestigious retail complex also houses |Mirella Parfums , |Bay Bloor Radio (416-967-1122), |Indigo (416-925-9488), Divine Decadence and |Sunde Fashion Design (416-944-8406).
  • 19. Trip Handouts
    • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    • http:// www.where.ca/toronto/subcategory_guide.cfm?subcategory_id =25&category_id=24&subtitle_id=142
    • FERRIES— To visit the Toronto islands, take a ferry from the docks at the foot of Bay Street at Queens Quay. From Union Station, you can take the Harbourfront LRT (No. 510 streetcar) and get off at the first stop, or walk south on Bay to The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel; the docks are down a path on the west side of the building. Call 416-392-8193 for fares, schedules and information.
    • GO TRANSIT— GO trains and buses travel around the Greater Toronto Area and to cities just outside the GTA. To catch them, buy day passes and tickets at stations across the city. Fares are charged according to the distance travelled. Keep your ticket or day pass handy when riding as proof of payment. Call 416-869-3200 for more information.
  • 20. Trip Handouts
    • MORE TO COME :
      • Emergency medical care
      • Public safety and local laws
      • Currency exchange and VAT
      • Emergency telephone contacts
      • Trip etiquette and rules (smoking, behavior, disclaimers, grounds for being sent home, etc.)
      • Other
  • 21. The Package
    • INCLUDED:
    • Transportation (rental vans, college credit card)
    • Motel on the road each way (two nights double occupancy)
    • Lodging at Seneca (seven nights double occupancy)
    • Transit tokens (5)
    • Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist and Under the Falls Tour)
    • Walking tour of Toronto (Footsteps)
    • Royal Ontario Museum
    • Tarragon Theater production
    • Continental breakfast at Seneca
    • One lunch or dinner daily in Toronto (7 in all)
    • Toronto Stock Exchange tour
    • Visits and tours of local companies
  • 22. The Price (Subject to change)
    • LESS THAN:
    • $ 800 (U.S.)
    • [Based on 18 paying travelers and two gratis trip leaders. ]
  • 23. Caveats
    • This trip is pending Forsyth Tech’s Board of Trustee approval
    • Prices subject to change (exchange rates, etc.)
    • If a participant must return home unscheduled for any reason, it will be at their own expense and any monies previously paid will NOT be refunded.
    • If trip is cancelled, funds remaining from the $100 initial deposit will be returned (If for lack of participants, ALL funds will be returned, but if for Force Majeure, pro rata share)
    • Minimum number of paying participants required for the trip to take place is eight.
    • Estimated out-of-pocket living expenses (excluding alcohol, souvenirs, etc): $200
    • No minors permitted unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian
    • Usual liability disclaimers will be utilized
  • 24. Payment Schedule (pending college approval)
    • A non-refundable $100 deposit will be due sometime in November 30 th , 2005
    • By January 31, 2006, an additional $300 (refundable) will be due.
    • By the end of February 28, 2006: $200 (refundable)
    • By the end of March 31, 2006: Balance (refundable)
    • 50% refund after April 10, 2006
    • No refund on or after May 1 st , 2006
  • 25. PROMOTION
    • After BOARD approval, promotion will consist of:
      • Campus flyers and handouts in fall 2005
      • Web site advertisement
      • Emails to alumni and faculty/staff
      • Off-campus flyers beginning in spring of 2006 aimed at large firms, trade groups, other schools
      • Visits to classrooms with power point promo
      • Personal solicitation
  • 26. Follow Up
    • After the trip, participants will be asked to complete an open-ended survey which will be used to evaluate and plan the next trip.
    • Since the frequency of this trip is biennial, we hope to work out a reciprocal trip for Seneca College to North Carolina in alternate years.