Study & Work Abroad Opportunities

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  • Culinary Study Tour: India & Thailand

    Travel Dates: October 21 – 23; October 29; November 3 – 4, 2017
    Tour Dates: October 23 – November 3, 2017
    Application Deadline: July 15, 2017
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    Overview

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    During this study and culinary tour of India and Thailand you will explore, taste and cook the authentic cuisines of these countries through a number of different culinary demonstrations, lectures, market visits and tasting opportunities. Several days are completely devoted to cooking, while other days offer visits to local markets, a rice factory and farm as well as cultural and religious sites. You can expect to learn about unique culinary techniques as you create dishes from scratch and gather recipes that you can share with friends, family and fellow students when you return to Toronto.

    Upon the successful completion of this culinary study tour, you will receive a Certificate of completion from our tour partners.

    Study Tour Highlights

    INDIA - Manipal University: Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration

    • Six (6) days of cooking demonstrations and lectures by Manipal University’s Department of Culinary Arts
    • Visits to Maple harbor and beach, Sri Krishna Temple, rice mill, cashew nut processing plant, Experiential Theater, and Heritage Village

    THAILAND - Dusit Thani College  

    • Four (4) days of cooking demonstrations and lectures
    • Bangkok city tour, Floating market, temple of the reclining Buddha, Marble temple, Temple of the dawn
    • Visit to local farm

    Field visits may change depending on availability on location. Complete and full itinerary will be finalized and shared prior to departure.

    Travel, Accommodation & Meals

    • A combination of air/bus/train travel, use of public transportation, and substantial walking is required for this tour.
    • All students are expected to travel together.
    • Accommodations will include hotels (in Thailand) and student residences (in India) based on double occupancy.
    • Some pre-arranged group breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided.
    • Included meals will be local cuisine and meal restrictions cannot be accommodated.

     

    Program Fee

    Approx. $6,000 CDN (includes travel, accommodations, and some meals – as per final itinerary)

    Participants are responsible for:  

    • Meals not provided during the tour
    • Gratuities, taxis, souvenirs/personal purchases
     

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • Open to Culinary students only.
    • Passport, with at least 6 months validity.
    • Eligible to obtain an entry visa to India & Thailand, if required.
    • Attend a pre-departure orientation at GBC.
    • Complete and sign all mandatory mobility forms required by GBC.
     

    Scholarships

    GBC students or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) who demonstrate financial need, and are in good academic standing (GPA 2.5 or above) are eligible to apply to available study abroad scholarship funds such as:

    • Grant for International Study Abroad (max. $500 CDN)
    • International Centre Outbound Scholarship (max. $2,000 CDN)
    • Scotiabank International Education Outbound Scholarship (max. $2,000 CDN)
     

    Application

    Step 1 – Complete, sign and submit the application form *include application form attachment*

    Step 2 – Include your $1,000 CDN non-refundable deposit with your application.

    • Payment can be made by Certified Cheque/Money Order/Bank Draft
    • Payable to “George Brown College
    • The non-refundable deposit will be returned to you if you are not accepted to the program or the tour is cancelled.
    Step 3 – Attach a copy of your Passport photograph page, and Permanent Residence card (if applicable) to your application.

    Please submit your complete application package to Bel Gelman, Academic Operations Coordinator, Chef School, by July 15th, 2017 at the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts, 300 Adelaide St. East., Room 312.

     


  • Culinary Study Tour: Peru

    Travel Dates: October 21; October 24; October 31, 2017
    Tour Dates: October 22 – 30, 2017
    Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

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    Overview

    Peru

    During this culinary study tour of Peru, you will explore, taste, cook, and learn about Peruvian cuisine and its importance in today’s culinary scene. You will be part of a unique and comprehensive experiential learning opportunity that will be delivered through guided cooking lessons, market visits, and the exploration of local, sustainable restaurants. You will attend classes at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola’s School of Culinary Arts in its Lima and Cusco locations, and network with local students and faculty before receiving a certificate from the institution. This tour will help you acquire new skills and knowledge that will increase your marketability in the industry and support your career progression.

    Study Tour Highlights

    • Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola Program: Introduction to Peruvian Cuisine – 9.5 hours of training
    • Macchu Picchu day trip
    • Walking tour of Lima & Cusco cities
    • Shopping for ingredients in Lima’s markets
    • Visit to the National Institute for Agricultural Innovation in the Sacred Valley
    • Exploring the stalls of Pisac Market

    Travel, Accommodation & Meals

    • A combination of air/bus/train travel, use of public transportation, and substantial walking is required for this tour.
    • 8 nights’ accommodations in 3* hotels in Lima & Cusco based on triple occupancy
    • All Breakfasts & Dinners will be provided + 3 Lunches
    • Additional Lunches and snacks/meals can be purchased on your own

    Program Fee

    $4,195 CDN (includes travel, accommodations, and meals – all breakfasts, dinners + 3 lunches)

    Participants are responsible for:

    • Lunches not provided during the tour
    • Gratuities, taxis, souvenirs/personal purchases

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • Open to all GBC students.
    • Passport, with at least 6 months validity.
    • Eligible to obtain an entry visa to Peru, if required.
    • Attend a pre-departure orientation at GBC.
    • Complete and sign all mandatory mobility forms required by GBC.

    Scholarships

    GBC students or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) who demonstrate financial need, and are in good academic standing (GPA 2.5 or above) are eligible to apply to available study abroad scholarship funds such as:

    • Grant for International Study Abroad (max. $500 CDN)
    • International Centre Outbound Scholarship (max. $2,000 CDN)
    • Scotiabank International Education Outbound Scholarship (max. $2,000 CDN)

    Application

    Step 1 – Visit https://evolvetours.com/evolveregistration/register and enter the “Unique Trip Code” for this program: 18-07.

    Step 2 – Enter your traveler information in the requested Parent/ Legal Guardian Information and Mailing Address and Click “Continue”. Please enter your information again in the Student Information.

    Step 3 – Complete the required online forms: a) Medical Form; b) Waiver; c) Terms & Conditions; d) Passport Copy

    Step 4 – Select the “Add-ons” you would like to purchase. Click “Continue”

    Step 5 – You will be taken to the “Payment Method” page. The Payment Schedule will detail the amount owing and installment dates. Select whether you would like to opt for the payment schedule OR pay in full now. Select your preferred payment method: Credit Card OR Cheque.

    • If paying by Credit Card, your card will be placed on an automatic payment schedule.


    Note: You do not need to log back in to make the credit card payments on these dates. However, you may log back in to make payments towards your balance at any time, if you wish to. Your next scheduled installment will then be adjusted accordingly. If you are paying via Cheque, please ensure to write your full name and the tour code 18-07 on the memo line and mail all post-dated cheques to our office at: 69 Wingold Ave, Suite 120, Toronto ON, M6B 1P8.

    • If you would like to pay via e-mail transfer select he Cheque option at checkout, and email the correct amounts to accounting@ evolvetours.com before the payment dates are due. Ensure to note your student’s full name and the tour code 18-07 and send us the password in a separate email.


    Step 6 – Click “Submit Registration” After successfully registering for your Evolve Tours trip, you will receive a confirmation email shortly with your login information.

    Please visit your Traveler Dashboard, at https://evolvetours.com/evolveregistration/ .This is your one stop hub for all information regarding your Evolve Tours trip, including the tour itinerary, all required forms and more!