Students and members of the Glen Oaks Community College faculty and staff will be traveling abroad to Paris, France, as part of this year’s study abroad program and the public is invited to join them.

“Each year the college offers a study abroad trip,” said Michael Northrop, coordinator of the program at the college. “Last year, we visited the British Isles and some of the more recent study abroad travels have included Ireland, China, Costa Rica and Italy.”

The nine-day Paris and Chateaux trip will run May 15 to May 23, 2017, and will begin in Paris where it will include sights such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

Outside of Paris, the group will visit the Loire Valley to enjoy architecture of the Chartres Cathedral, the Chateau de Chambord, a chateaux built by King Francis, the Chenonceau, a chateaux that bridges over the Cher River and finally the majestic gardens of Amboise.

Visitors will travel across a causeway to the one-of-a-kind Mont St. Michel, an abbey perched on granite, an attraction that has drawn visitors for more than a thousand years and can only be accessed through low tide.

Before heading home, the group will visit Normandy, where Allied troops landed on the beaches in 1944, launching the campaign that eventually liberated mainland Europe from the Nazis.

For more information or to register, go to EFCST.COM/1852124SZ, or contact Professor Northrop at mnorthrop @glenoaks.edu.