BLOOMINGTON – Thanks to generous donations from supporters, Ivy Tech Community College was able to raise enough funds to send a group of 10 culinary students to Italy this May for a study-abroad experience. Fundraising for the $40,000 initiative began last fall and has included contributions from private individuals, employees, Circle of Ivy, and – most recently – through Giving Tuesday, the annual global day of giving, held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

The trip will take students to central Italy where they’ll immerse themselves in the culture and practices surrounding food in this varied and historic region. The 10-day tour will include visits to the Cuneo Region, Bra, Turin, Florence, Parma, San Miniato, Bologna and Milan.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.