GO GLOBAL WITH PCC! Enjoy an amazing travel experience with opportunities to discover the beauty and history of the world in which we live. We take pride in offering educationally oriented travel that combines discovery, learning, and adventure.
Travel and leave the planning to us!
For detailed information on our trips, attend our free information sessions. Registration for the information sessions can be done online at www.pcc.edu/community.
Build a School in Oaxaca, Mexico
October 12-20, 2013. Join PCC and Oregon based Friends of Pimpollo in service work to build a school in the dump community of Vicente Guerrero, on the outskirts of Oaxaca City. Oaxaca is located in Southern Mexico, in a region defined safe by the US State Department. Participants work alongside parents, teachers, and community members to build one or two additional classrooms onto an impoverished and overcrowded rural school. Your work will promote education and quality of life, and you will become part of a community, a true cultural experience! Spanish is not necessary, just a strong back and spirit of service and adventure. You can extend your stay to celebrate The Day of the Dead!
$1,410 (approximate) includes airfare from PDX, accommodations, and meals.
Exploring the Himalayas in Nepal
April 7-20, 2014. Experience the spectacular mountain country of Nepal. You will view the daily lives of the Nepalese people by visiting ancient city-states, remote villages, Hindu temples, and Buddhist monasteries, all among the spectacular scenery of the world's highest mountains. In the jungle you will experience the grandeur of a safari while riding on the back of an elephant in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger and other exotic wildlife. You will pay homage to Mt. Everest by taking a private chartered flight around it. We will spend a few days walking among the quiet villages of the famous Annapurna region, staying in local tea-houses for in-depth interactions. The Himalayas are a place to let yourself go and the mountains and people alike welcome you with looming curiosity.
$2,495 (approximate) includes accommodations and most meals, local transportation, entrance fees, guides, and more. Does not include international airfare, airport taxes, fees and surcharges, and personal expenses. Bhutan extension is available.
Paris for Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, and Friends
March 22 - 29, 2014 Create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime on this Mother, Daughter, sisters, and Friends spring break trip to Paris. Visit museums, cruise the Seine, stroll the avenues, enjoy the cafes and shops, and experience the ambience of this most fascinating city.
$3,999 (approximate) includes airfare from Portland, hotel with daily breakfast, museum visits and more. Does not include airport taxes and personal expenses.
Sea Turtle Conservation and Community Service in El Salvador
July 6-14, 2013. Spend a week working to support local efforts to improve the living conditions of both the people and wildlife of Jiquilisco Bay, an important mangrove ecosystem on the Pacific coast of El Salvador. You'll help researchers catch turtles in the bay to study and participate in a beach walk looking for nesting turtles. In addition, we will organize an optional community service project such as building a composting latrine or installing an irrigation system at a local farm. We will also take boat rides on the bay looking for wildlife, visit local towns and immerse ourselves in the culture, and visit community development projects.
$1,434 (approximate) includes full room and board, local transportation, guide, and more. Does not include airfare, airport taxes, and personal expenses.
Wild West and Yellowstone Family Adventure
July 13-19, 2013. Set off on a Wild West adventure to explore some of America's most amazing treasures: the national parks of Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. Your first stop is the "City of the Saints"- Salt Lake City! Then visit the Oregon Trail Museum in Montpelier, Idaho to enjoy a simulated wagon train experience. Arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson, Wyoming, the "Crown Jewel" of the Northern Rockies. Set off for the awe-inspiring Teton Mountain Range and Grand Teton National Park, America's oldest rock formations. Visit Yellowstone National Park, famous for its geysers and hot springs. Travel to Park City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Family rates available, includes airfare from PDX, accommodations, meals, guides, entrance fees, and more. Does not include airport taxes, checked baggage charges, fees surcharges, and personal expenses.
The History and Beauty That Is Turkey
September 14 - 24, 2013. This is not just an ordinary tour! Experience the hospitality of the Turkish people. Interact with the locals in the towns, tour an underground city where the Turks fled from their invaders, sail and snorkel on a typical sailing boat for three nights and four days. Explore the beautiful city of Istanbul and shop in the grand Bazaar, tour the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sophia. Travel to the historic sites of Ephesus, Cappadocia, and the underwater village of the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Don't miss the beauty and the kindness of the people of this amazing country that is so rich in history.
$3,985 (approximate) includes air fare from Portland, accommodations, local transportation, most meals, guides, and more. Does not include airport taxes and personal expenses.
Tuscan Food and Wine Adventure
October 12 - 20, 2013. Experience la dolce vita in beautiful Tuscany. Explore Tuscany and all they offer the food and wine world. Participate in hands on cooking classes that will show you how to make delicious Tuscan dishes, travel to local wineries for tastings, sample the delicious offerings of local producers of fine Tuscan foods such as olive oil and cheeses, and of course no trip is complete without an outing to the local markets of note.
$3,921 (approximate) includes airfare from Portland; hotel with daily breakfast; private motor coach transportation to Tuscan towns; cooking classes; visits to local producers, wineries; and more.
Study Spanish in Mexico
Travel to Guanajuato, a charming colonial city north of Mexico City near San Miguel de Allende to study Spanish and live with a Mexican family, sharing meals, conversation and culture. The program is ongoing and classes start every Monday - choose your own dates! The school can accommodate all levels of language ability, from beginners to advanced. Prices vary according to length of stay and type of accommodation selected. College credit available through PSU's Graduate School of Education.
Study Italian in Italy
Travel to Italy to study Italian and immerse yourself in the art and culture that is unique to Italy. Attend a language school in the culturally rich city of Florence or the charming towns of Bologna and Lucca. The experience will be unforgettable. Participants will enjoy comfortable accommodations with local host families or dormitory/apartment style lodgings to maximize local interaction. Pick the dates that are right for you! The school can accommodate all levels of language ability, from beginners to advanced. Prices vary according to length of stay and type of accommodation selected.