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The fascinating and privileged world of Bordeaux wines

Learn more about the fascinating and privileged world of

Bordeaux wines!

July 18th – 22nd, 2011

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The recommended French and Wine course takes place in Bordeaux and has been designed for wine connoisseurs and lovers, gourmets or professionals. Its content enables participants to learn the many secrets of the “Art of Tasting”, but also to appreciate the mind-bending complexity involved in making Bordeaux wines. Discover more about the vineyards of Bordeaux and their world famous wines!

Perfect your knowledge of the wine growing area and discover the great originality of Bordeaux wines.

Weekly Program:

20 general French morning lessons

3 afternoon sessions at a local Wine school

2 afternoon excursions (visiting chateaux) per week

For more information about this program please contact: abroad@EducationandTravelConsultants.com

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Culinary Adventures


Whether you are an amateur or professional in culinary, a great way to discover a city is to take a regional cooking class. Cooking classes offered through Education and Travel Consultants include a local market tour, shopping for the ingredients for the class and a food culture presentation. Classes can last a minimum of a half day  and may be extended for a longer time if you would like to schedule visit a vineyard, an olive, wine or cheese tasting or any other available activities. Programs can be tailor made including activities for children and teens if traveling with the family.

You want to add language classes? Study French, Italian, Spanish, German or the language of the country you are visiting in the morning and head off to culinary adventures in the afternoons.

For more information and to request a quotation contact abroad@EducationandTravelConsultants.com.

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Live a week the French way

Would you like to live a real typical week the French way?

Then join an unforgettable French immersion program where you’ll learn or improve French language adapted to your level in a wonderful surrounding to better understand the secrets of Savoir Vivre: French Etiquette with its table and society codes, the rules of wine tastings, local market tour, Classical French Cuisine classes, French visit of a Château with wine tastings …. This week “à la Française” includes an unthinkable weekend in Paris.

Dates: June 13th – 17th  and October 24th – 28th

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Summer Program: Food Landscape in Florence

Food and Wine have always been closely linked to Italian Culture and Art! Savethe dates and join this program to discover and taste the great food and wines ofItaly. This is a culinary voyage which will include outstanding food writing andfood styling and food photography taught by an exceptional faculty. Tuscany is the regional focus of the trip. You’ll learn the cultural rules of foodconsumption, the comparison with the rules of music, dancing and poetry, the relationships between food and religion, gender, tradition, art, lifestyle. You’ll meet chefs, sommeliers and at the same time, you’ll experience the beautiful artworks and landscape of Tuscany!

Dates: July 16th through July 24th, 2011

Day 1:

– Arrival in Florence, students will be picked-up and escorted to hotel. Housing check-in. Welcome dinner.

Day 2:

– Orientation and Program Overview: “Food Landscape of Italy”

– Architectural Walking tour of the Renaissance Center of Florence and visit to the internal part of the Duomo and Baptistery.

Day 3:

– Lecture & Workshop – Regional cuisine, Tuscany and its summer specialties. The workshop will include an introduction to the food styling and plate design, will be followed and combined with the Food Photography class.

– The participant’s styled plates will be used to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography I: The basics of photography: camera settings (white balance, file quality, ISO speed, manual and automatic mode, lightmeter)

– Basic tips for lighting and food shooting. Artificial light: tungsten. Processing, presentation and print: photo editing and post production.

– Food Writing Workshop I: Regional Cuisine

Day 4:

– Visit to San Lorenzo Fresh Food Market, the central produce market where the reshest ingredients are available. The top floor houses all of the finest fresh fruits and vegetable, while the ground floor displays a variety of meats, fish, cheese and bread.

– Workshop on Food Photography II: Practical work with natural or artificial lightin a kitchen. Shooting the chef in action at GANZO (basics of portrait photography).

– Food Writing Workshop II: Gastronomy

Day 5:

– Lecture & Workshop: “Olive Oil in Tuscan Cuisine”, differences and usage of Olive Oil in the Culture and Diet.

– The workshop will include a food styling andplate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography III: Food styling. Tips, tricks and props to improve the shooting.

Day 6:

– Lecture and Workshop: Wines of Italy, an introduction to the art of pairing food and wine.


– Workshop on Food Photography III: An introduction to wine and spirits Photography.

– Food Writing Workshop III: Wine

Day 7:

– Lecture and Cooking Class

– Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean, exploration ofthe Italian cuisine as a part of the Mediterranean culinary culture. The workshop will include food styling and plate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Lecture and final review on Food Writing and Photography. An Introduction tographic layout.

Day 8:

– Field Trip to Casamonti and Farewell dinner

Day 9: Departure from Florence

Cost: USD $1.980

Accommodation: Hotel Option:USD 700-(Single Rooms supplement USD 370)

Program cost includes: Orientation session, Information/Orientation folder•, Educational excursions and transcripts•, Student Services, Extra curricular activities•, Lab fees•, Listed Visits (including entrance fees and reservation), Licensed Art History Guide and/or Program Coordinator/Professor escorting during visits and field trips, Transportation with Private Bus or Train during field trips (as listed on day by day program)•,  Airport Pick-up and upon Arrival and drop off on Departure•, Cell phones (outgoing calls will be charged individually)•, Free Internet Access in School facilities in Florence•, Free access to the Gym•, Meals listed in the day by day calendar, on field trip if listed and after the cooking classes, Special Dinners & Lunch.

To register and for more information:

www.StudyAbroadOpportunities.ning.com

info@businessprojects.us

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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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Sales at Diagonal Mar

 

From the 7th of January until the 6th of March visit

Diagonal Mar Shopping Center

and take advantage of current sales.

While in Barcelona, one of the most fascinating, cultural and attractive cities, there are so many things which you can do. Visit La Rambla, discover architectural sites, enjoy gourmet seafood,  dance your way at night  and do incredible shopping!

Located at the end of Diagonal Avenue at a short distance from the beach, Diagonal Mar is the most modern commercial center in Barcelona. It has over 250 stores, variety of service providers and amenities such a game and playing area for children, cinemas, cafes and restaurants.

The mall has become an attraction to locals and tourists as it is a venue where you will not only spend a pleasant time, but you will also find great shops and stores to meet your needs and have access to the latest in clothing and design, have a great meal in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Address : Avinguda Diagonal, 3 – 08019 – Barcelona, Spain

Opening hours : Monday to Saturday 10 to 21:30h

Metro: Metro: Maresme / Forum, Selva de Mar, Besós-Mar

Bus Lines: 7, 36, 41, 43, 141, N-6, N-8.

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Evening Photo Safari in Madrid

Make the most of your trip to Madrid by taking a guided Evening Photo Safari. Even the most famous places change with the lighting of the night which will allow you to create magical images. Visit its famous buildings and monuments illuminated at night and uncover the greatest views and angles of Madrid through the eyes of photographer Paloma Portillo.

My recommended guided evening photo safari tour in Madrid is specially designed to discover and experience the city like you have never done before while you are taken to some of the most spectacular locations of the city.

Below photographs of the workshop held on December 18th.

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To book this tour contact Business Projects at info@businessprojects.us providing details of your party and date of preference.

Available tour languages: Spanish, English and French

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