Future Students

London, Paris and Amsterdam, Summer 2017

Roman Colosseum AD 72
Hear from Former Travelers:

"When I first heard about the trip to France & Spain I knew I had to find a way to go. I have wanted to travel overseas but never had time to plan something out. As soon as we landed in France, I knew my life was Changed. Every city we went to was absolutely breathtaking. As an Architecture student, I couldn’t wait to see all of these famous buildings In person. Textbooks do not do these buildings justice!"

“Signing up for this travel study was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The trip was full of exciting adventures and gave us a chance to walk through history. One of the biggest surprises was the way the cities functioned. Paris, Barcelona and Madrid were all extremely densely populated areas yet did not dominate the surrounding landscape.”

“Signing up for a Travel Study lends first to the excitement of traveling away from home and exploring other cultures of the world and in our case the Architecture of the world. For me, that was the most exciting part of the trip, realizing that we would be seeing some of the buildings that I recently studied in ACH 221 & 222. The first thought I had when we landed other then making sure I got my first espresso, was - Wow!, I’m in another country!”

"After seeing the amazing buildings and gardens I am becoming more aware of architecture everywhere. Every place we went to was beautiful to walk through and the food was amazing. My favorite places would have to be Avignon and Carcassonne, I wish could have spent more time there."

“Traveling to Europe proved to be both architecturally and culturally enlightening. It goes without saying that studying architecture in any other manner other than personally experiencing the actual structure is merely a substitute to which a comparison can hardly be made.”

“I think the most exciting part of the trip was when we walked out of the airport.  Your nerves are filled with excitement and your adrenaline rushing - then it finally hits you, “You’re actually in Europe.” It’s the greatest feeling!

“It was in Paris that I found a new meaning to my work as an architecture student, artist, and person. One cannot easily erase just how beautiful the culmination of historical treasures that line the streets of this city. This trip taken with Anne Arundel Community College has become a new phase in the way I look to the world for inspiration and knowledge.”

For more information or questions about the trip, please contact Professor Michael Ryan at mdryan@aacc.edu or 410-777-2437.
Imagine yourself here, seeing this firsthand!

Journey through the exciting cities and country sides of three of the most iconic destinations during the summer of 2017 with Professor Michael Ryan.  Professor Ryan is an experienced traveler with over 15 years of experience leading student groups.  Gain a new perspective of city and country life while examining classic and contemporary architecture and space. Sign up for the optional ACH-262 course in the summer and earn three credits that can count toward your degree and are transferable. The trip is also approved for AIA/CES continuing education units (contact Professor Michael Ryan mdryan@aacc.edu for more details).


Travel Study Destination 
London, Paris and Amsterdam

Departure Dates 
May 15-17, 2017

Trip Length 

Those going must have a valid and current passport (required at least 60 days prior to departure).Trip includes multiple walking tours, climbing steps/hills and walking on uneven surfaces. Participants with mobility issues should carefully consider signing up for the trip.

Register Online or in Person  
Those interested must sign up for TRS-379 Section 102 (found in the College's Winter Non-Credit schedule). In addition, travelers must also register with the tour company at www.efcst.com/1825623DM.

Payment Schedule
Final payment will be due by December 5, 2017. Online registration requires payment in full.  Partial payments prior to the final payment due date can be made in person at the Cashier’s Office.  No refunds after the final due date.

$4,010 after 10/31/16.  Single Room Upgrade: $360

Costs do not include the registration fees or tuition for those enrolling in the 3 credit optional course.

­Trip Details
Experience the architecture, art, history, culture, food and grandeur of these amazing cites in one epic tour.  Introduce yourself to Europe’s best on both sides of the English Channel (or “la Manche”). Starting in London, this 10-day adventure will cover some of the most exciting sites in Europe. Survey the rich architecture and landscapes from the banks of the Thames and compare it those you will see along Paris’s Seine.  See the skyline-shaping domes at St. Paul’s Cathedral and those of the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Take in the amazing details of Windsor Castle and relate it to its much younger French cousin the Palace of Versailles, both equally majestic. The trip concludes in the unique and exciting city of Amsterdam. With 1,200 bridges crisscrossing 160 canals, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most charming capitals. Trip includes airfare, ground transportation, train, hotels, tour admissions, tour guides, breakfast, three dinners, and comprehensive trip insurance.

Some of the Sites you will See
  • The Strand
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Leicester Square
  • Covent Garden
  • Big Ben
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Guided tour of Windsor
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Champs-Élysées
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Les Invalides
  • Versailles
  • Louvre
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Latin Quarter
  • Montmartre
  • Sacré Coeur
  • Amsterdam City Canals
  • Koninklijk Paleis
  • Westerkerk
  • Dam Square
  • Anne Frank House
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