Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

College students have always traveled, but in the 1960s and 1970s, American college students embraced the idea of low cost, independent international travel. At the time, travel costs were relatively cheap. The Winter issue of the 1977 Torch included an article (“Saving Your Travel Dollars”), which offered travel advice to students. This is a shot of a FC student at an airport ready to depart for an unknown destination. Students who wanted to travel in groups could take European tours sponsored by the Consortium for International Education based in Santa Ana (the Study Abroad Program was not started until 1985). Fullerton College also offered the European Heritage Tour, a four-week tour taught through the History Department on a credit/no credit basis for three units as History 4B-Western Civilization. A total of nine cities in six countries were included on the tours. The European tours ranged from $1,500 to $2,000, with all expenses paid. In 1978, Fullerton College also started offering a Fashion Tour of Europe in which 30 fashion students visited London, Paris, Florence, and Rome, touring fashion houses and stores.
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