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Sign Up to Study Abroad Opportunities

Sign up (FREE) to www.StudyAbroadOpportunities.ning.com and learn about a variety of short courses and academic opportunities in USA and overseas. Programs available in different fields and locations; full and partial scholarships available. Below please find some of the coming up programs:

Wine Studies

Cooking Classes

Language Courses

Art & Design Programs

Food Styling & Food Photography

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs  … amd much more!

 

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Why an Olive Oil program at The Awaiting Table?

The Awaiting Table, Cookery School in Lecce has put together an Olive Oil program which brings together many local cultural, agrarian richness, gastronomy aspects in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Puglia. You will be immersed in the study of olives and olive oil while taking part “in a grass-roots movement designed to protect this endangered Italian crop.”

The program, following the hands on practice and out of the ordinary line of The Awaiting Table courses, offers a multi-disciplinary approach and gives participants the possibility to:

  • Meet the growers.
  • Learn how to taste olive oil.
  • Show the beauty of Puglia and the region’s richness.
  • Teach you how to cook with it.

For more information about this program click HERE

To watch the video presentation click HERE

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Partial Scholarships Available

Business Projects through its Study Abroad Opportunities Program offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Scholarships are available for Language Studies, Culinary Programs, Food Styling and Food Photography Courses, Art & Design, Wine Studies and many other areas of interest.

To qualify for a scholarship for a program taking place in 2011, participants must apply before November 30, 2010. To apply please visit this link where you will find the information you need.



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FLS International is a leader in providing high quality English language programs to international students.

Experienced counselors, professional staff, different locations across the USA, intensive language programs, proven success and students’ testimonies are some of the reasons that make FLS the perfect place to study English in USA.  Its program is based on teaching participants through listening, speaking and participating in a range variety of activities!

All FLS programs are accredited by ACCET (the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and AAIEP (American Association of International Educators). FLS is authorized under United States federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

So what ever your interest or need may be, FLS has the perfect English Language Program for you.  You have so many options! A short term Super Intensive English Language Program, a short or long term Intensive English Program or a Semi-Intensive English Program, an exciting and fun FLS Specialty Tour during the Summer, an Executive Business English Program in New England’s corporate hub, Boston, and take behind-the-scenes tours of important corporations or Private Lessons which allow you to structure the content and schedule and prepare for the TOEFL, SAT or other specialty areas.

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Special Promotions:

#1 – “Time is money, and now’s the time to savemoney by booking your FLS program beforeDecember 15th, 2010.Book now and you can lock in 2010 prices,and study into 2011. To take advantage ofthese savings full payment must be made byDecember 15th, 2010.Offer is valid at all FLS centers, so find the campus that’s right for you. This is a limitedtime offer and cannot be combined with otherpromotions or discounts.”

#2- “Study for 8 weeks receive 2 weeks free, Study for 16 weeks receive 4 weeks free, Study for 24 weeks receive 6 weeks free, Study for 32 weeks receive 8 weeks free”

For more information and to contact FLS, click HERE

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Mini Chef Program

The Centro de Capacitación de Jóvenes y Adultos located in Aragua, Venezuela is offering a Mini Chef Program. It has the attention of people in the industry for being well developed, organized and for offering not only variety of activities but a solid educational curriculum.

I had the opportunity of interviewing the Center Director, Prof. Msc. Rosa Alba D´Elia and it is so evident in her answers her concern for making children and teenagers aware about good eating habits and nutrition. The team at Centro de Capacitación de Jóvenes y Adultos have a  social responsibility to serving their community and a commitment to their knowledge and experience with people interested in the field of culinary.

MA: What is the main objective of the course?

Prof. R.A.: Our main objective is to teach the importance of good eating habits, nutrition, kitchen safety and hygiene in a fun recreational way.

MA: When does the program take place?

Prof. R.A.: This is the first time we offer the program and it is taking place during complete month of August. We are looking forward to offering it every summer and winter holiday season.

MA: Who may join the program?

Prof. R.A.: Participants between the ages of 5 and 15 years old are welcome to join the program. No previous cooking skills are necessary.

M.A.: What is the cost of the program and what does it include?

Prof. R.A.: The program has a weekly cost of USD $90 and includes: class from 8am to 1pm from Monday through Friday, uniform, one meal per day, ingredients for the preparation of all recipes, folder with printed material, recipe book, class video, photos and certificate of participation.

MA: From your personal perspective, what was your motivation to put together this program?

Prof. R.A.:  A balanced and well founded nutrition is the vase for children to grow healthy both physically and mentally. Good eating habits at an early age guarantee a better life and as professional in the culinary field I feel it is my responsibility to contribute to share the great importance of this subject.

MA: So far, what goals have you achieved?

Prof. R.A.: The participation in different processes involved in the preparation of meals have allowed participants to value the work required in the elaboration of foods; become aware of so many jobs involved in the process; they have actively participated in the selection of recipes to prepare on a  daily basis and have interacted cheerfully in class. They can distinguish the different types of foods and categorize them between healthy or not.

MA: Does culture play a role in the program?

Prof. R.A.: Yes, it is important that participants see the country’s gastronomy as an important factor of their own identity and learn about the typical dishes, fruits and vegetables grown, what differentiates our gastronomy to others of different countries. This has brought them closer to international cuisines as they have enjoyed learning about Italian Cuisine through the process of making pasta; while learning about Middle Eastern they learned how to make Shawarma and Tahine… every culture opens their eyes to a new culinary adventure and the best part is that it is their own creation.

MA: What is the teaching methodology?

Prof. R.A.: During each class participants first learn about the ingredients that will be used, the hygiene to consider when using each of them, nutrition facts, new vocabulary, methods of preparation and how can they be measured or weighed. Following this, they are presented with the complete menu. The third part of the class is about the technique including cooking periods, techniques and necessary equipment.

Lastly depending on the technique to be approached, a recipe is selected and every participant gets to participate.

The time sitting at the table and sharing a meal is very important, so we go through table manners and etiquette.

MA: Besides you, who else teaches the course?

Prof. R.A.: Chef Javier Villavicencio, who also teaches in the adults program and serves as Coordinator of the Gastronomy Area of our Center. Chef Harlynt González, who teaches Light Meals, Gourmet Cuisine and cocktails in the adults’ program is part of the team as well. We have the assistance of first semester culinary students, young boys and years between the ages of 15 and 17 years old.

MA: For people interested in learning more about this program, how can you be contacted?

Prof. R.A.: By email: ccarturosarcovillena@hotmail.com; our Facebook page is Escuela Arturo Sarcos Villena.

For more information about this program and a larger gallery of photographs, please CLICK HERE.

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The Awaiting Table, Italian Cooking School in Lecce

Recently profiled in Bon Appetit magazine, and named as one of the top cooking schools in Italy by Food and Wine Magazine, The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, is a small, intimate Italian cooking school in the most beautiful town in the entire sunny south of Italy.

It’s cooking classes in Italy offer hands-on cookery lessons designed to both improve your cooking and allow you to go deeper into the culture than you ever thought possible. You’ll get to know the locals by their first names, talk first-hand at the market with butchers, winemakers, fishmongers and proud farmers, so local that they still have soil under their fingernails.


Day Classes: Tuition for Day Classes covers coffee, trips to multiple markets, both lunch and dinner and all wines and hand-made liqueurs. What it does not cover is transportation of any kind, or lodging of any kind.

You will meet under the statue of Sant’ Oronzo at 10.a.m. and then start the day with coffee (and/or Granite) at Gracious Antonio’s. You’ll do an overview of the day, answering any questions you may have. You’ll head on to the market to meet our vendors, Simone our green grocer, Sandro our butcher, and on. You’ll head back to the school and make fresh pasta together in the stable kitchen, for both lunch and dinner.Lunch will be prepared together, and depending on the season, either eat in the stable, the wine cellar or the garden. After a break, for a nap back at your room you will meet in the main piazza for a talk about the Duomo, Santa Croce and the city’s main square and head back to the school to prepare dinner, the excellent local wine flowing the entire time.

Week Classes: There are two types of full-week classes, which are available throughout most of the year and are offered according to a pre-set schedule (see Calendar).

The full-week classes are:
Lecce Classes. The most typical and most popular class is a small-group (6 students or less), full-week course held at the school’s charming facility in Lecce.

Castle Classes. A few times a year, there will be special courses held at a wonderful Mediterranean Castle a few kilometers from the Adriatic. These courses will accommodate up to 24 people and tend to be lively affairs, with much hugging, wine, and raucous laughter. These are great for small groups or singles traveling alone as you will get a great opportunity to meet many wonderful people from all around the world. In 2010, there will be two special events at the castle. From September 12 – 18, the annual Birthday Party at the Castle will take place. Then, from November 7 – 13, a very special and unique Olive Oil class at the castle. Pricing.

Wondering which course is best for you, a week at the Castle or ‘La Settimana Tipica’?

To check the course calendar click HERE

To reserve a place click HERE

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Digital Food Photography in Siena, Italy

When? October 11th through October 16th

Where? Siena, Italy

 

Art and Cooking is an International Center of Language, Art, Culinary and Italian Culture in Siena. It was founded in Siena in 1979 and since that time, it has welcome students of a wide range of nationalities and all ages. The School has been officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Since 1990, it represents the Siena Committee of the nonprofit cultural organization Societa Dante Alighieri. Founded in Rome in 1889, it’s aim is to promote and sustain the knowledge of Italian language and culture throughout the world.

View of Siena
Effort and dedication has been put into the design and promotion of this very unique course which combines Italian Culture lessons, Tuscan Culinary and Food Photography lectures and workshops.
Digital Food Photography: A professional food photographer will showcase his food photography workshop that will take your photography skills and love of food to another level. During the workshop, he will teach you the fundamentals of food photography  and will include exposure, lighting, food and prop styling and different composition techniques which will greatly advance your food photography.  Topics to be discussed include: Lighting set-ups for studio and location shooting, camera and lighting equipment and post-production skills.
Photo By: Alessandro Guerani

Food Styling: In understanding how to style food, participants will work with a professional food stylist so they can actually see unstyled and styled food “through the lens of the camera” and understand the impact of an artfully-styled plate. Various tools, tricks, and techniques used in food styling will be covered. Your styled work will also be photographed professionally so you can see how your newly acquired skills greatly enhance your food images. Participants will also be able to photograph their work.
Gastronomy: This part of the program will develop the participant’s attitudes to their optimum potential and gives them a professional approach to Tuscan cuisine. The courses foresee culinary sessions at professional level for different food areas. Emphasis is put not only on the preparation of a wide variety of versatile dishes, but also on the study and use of essential extras such as wine, spices and olive oil. The cooking sessions are the perfect combination for the Food Styling and Food Photography, some sessions will be combined to offer the utmost of this experience.

Highlights of the Program:
• Italian Culinary classes with professional Chefs
• Lecture/workshop on Digital Food Photography (includes PhotoSafari in Siena and Florence)
• All Italian language levels available.
• A fascinating program of educational and sightseeing visits to places of interest such as a vineyard, wine cellar, local food market are included in the course, as is the participation in a social activity program
• Available One to One Photo Critique & Tips, Private Digital Photography Tutoring and Portfolio Build and Review. (Additional fees apply).

Cost:
With Social and Extracurricular Activities USD $2,040
Without Social and Extracurricular Activities USD $1,637

Includes:
– Registration
– Classes
– Workshops
– Daily lunch

Accommodation ranges from 150 Euros per week (homestay with daily breakfast) to 750 Euros per week Hotel without meals.

To book your course please RSVP here or email: info@businessprojects.us

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