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September 29, 2016

Experience world-famous architecture and design firsthand by visiting three of Europe’s most exciting capital cities through a travel-study program offered this spring by Anne Arundel Community College.

The trip is scheduled to depart between the dates of May 15-17 and will be led by Michael D. Ryan, chair of the architecture and interior design department at AACC. Ryan teaches architecture and design and has more than 15 years of experience leading student groups.

The 10-day travel-study starts in London, then Paris and wraps up in Amsterdam. Participants will see sites including Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Koninklijk Paleis, Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House.

The $3,910 per-person cost ($4,010 after Oct. 31, 2016) assumes double occupancy in the hotels and includes roundtrip airfare, hotel with breakfast, three group dinners, ground transportation, trip insurance, a fulltime tour director, local guides and all scheduled tour admissions. There is an additional cost for a single room.  Course tuition and fees are also an additional cost. 

All participants sign up for the noncredit “London, Paris and Amsterdam” (TRS-379). To earn three transferable college credits, participants may sign up for an optional Architectural Travel Study credit course (ACH 262).  Professionals in the architecture/design field can receive 20 learning units approved by the American Institute of Architects/CES. The trip is open to all, and is an excellent chance to travel abroad with the strength and safety of being with the college and an experienced travel company.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, Dec. 5. Payment may be made in full online or in partial payments in person at the AACC cashier’s office, with the final payment due no later than Dec. 5. No refunds can be made after that date, and participants must have a valid passport at least 60 days prior to departure.

Visit or contact Ryan at 410-777-2437 or, for more information.