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The Glendale Community College Study Abroad program is offering trips to France and Greece this summer. Applications are being accepted for the summer programs.

Study Abroad courses combine travel and sightseeing with learning and earning university transferable college credit. In Greece, students will take History 107 — Ancient/Greek Civilization, Geography 103 — World Regional Geography and an international field studies course that includes visits to museums and historical sites.

The excursions will include Athens, Delphi, Mycenae, Epidauros, Knossos Palace, Iraklio Museum and a Santorini sailing trip. Instructor Hazel Ramos teaches the history and field studies course. The geography course is taught by professor Darren Leaver.

Students take classes on the GCC campus June 12 through 18 then abroad June 19 through July 15. The cost for the trip is $4,399 and it includes air, land and ferry transportation, accommodations, breakfasts and two dinners and sightseeing excursions.


Summer in Paris will feature courses in the arts. Music 120 – Music Appreciation, Art 107 – Modern Art, plus a political science field study course that covers the evolution of the European Union are offered. GCC music professor Ted Stern will trace the evolution of music over the past 1,500 years and students will attend live performances.

Trudi Abram teaches the art course that covers the growth of 19th and 20th century trends in painting, sculpture and architecture. The political science course is taught by professor Jiri Holub. Classes meet on the GCC campus June 12 to 18 then abroad from June 19 through July 18. The cost is $3,999. It includes all transportation as well as a Paris Metro pass, accommodations, breakfasts and two dinners and sightseeing trips. Some financial aid options may be available. For more information, call the financial aid office at (818) 240-1000, ext. 5433. For study abroad information, call the program office at (818) 240-1000, ext. 5718, or visit



“Tartuffe: Born Again!” translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas from the original French version by Moliere, is presented by the GCC Theatre Arts Department in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre.

It is a modern adaptation that casts Tartuffe as a con man televangelist. Laurie Woolery of the Cornerstone Theatre Co. is the guest director. In this version of Moliere’s classic comedy, the wealthy Orgon is easily conned by Tartuffe, a deposed televangelist. Tartuffe openly pursues Orgon’s money, his wife and his TV studio.

Issam Khabbaz of Glendale plays Tartuffe. The production features several other Glendale residents in starring roles including Mary Claire Garcia, Erik Mesropian, Carlo Morelli and Kyna McClaskey Wise.

Shows are at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 18. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling (818) 240-1000, ext. 5618. Admission is $10, $6 for students and seniors and $4 each for groups of 10 or more.


Open registration for winter session credit courses at Glendale Community College begins Nov. 19 and continues through Dec. 21. Applications for admission are currently being accepted. They may be submitted online at

The winter session begins Jan. 7 and ends Feb. 14. College credit classes are offered in academic and vocational subjects from accounting to welding as well as courses required for GCC graduation and university transfer. Online registration is available.


For more information, go to or call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5910.

 WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator at Glendale Community College. Her column runs once a month. Reach her at (818) 551-5161 or fax (818) 551-5278.