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WKCTC Study Abroad Trip to England, Ireland and Wales Open to Community

Travel to England, Ireland and Wales as part the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Study Abroad Program in May 2016.

The trip, which is open to WKCTC students, faculty, staff and the community, will provide travellers with a combination of culture and history as they explore throughout rural Ireland and into the metropolitan areas of Dublin and London.

One can only imagine the past world of King Arthur or the time of Shakespeare by stepping back in time to visit the numerous castles, museum and cathedrals, and indulge in the heartbeat of the contemporary city which blends the architectural features of the past with the traditions of the present, said Pat Blaine trip tour leader and WKCTC English professor. WKCTC students and community members will learn about the larger world around them in a richer, more profound way than can ever be learned from just reading about it.

In Spring 2016, an introductory literature course will focus on providing a sense of place for England, Wales and Ireland. The course will be offered online and can be taken for credit or audited. The course is open to the community and is recommended for those traveling on the 2016 trip.

Trip information and early registration can be found at efcollegestudytours.com .The tour number is #1697120VE. Interested participants may also call 1-877-485-4184.

Community members may also purchase poinsettias for the holiday season to help raise funds for WKCTC students who would like to be a part of the study abroad educational adventure.

Available colors include red, white, pink, Cortez Burgundy, Christmas Ribbons and glitter. Six and a half inch plants are $12 (one plant); eight-inch plants are $20 (3 plants) and new this year, a six-inch Christmas cactus is $20. Order by November 24. Orders delivered to WKCTCs Haws Gymnasium December 2. All proceeds will benefit WKCTC students. To place order, contact Pat Blaine at pat.blaine@kctcs.edu. Check should be made out to PJC, Inc., P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380. Mail checks to Pat Blaine, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001.

For more information visit the WKCTC Study Abroad Program webpage at //Student_Life/StudyAbroad.aspx or contact Pat Blaine at (270) 534-3207.