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Mention going back to school to someone and they might look at you as if you've got two heads. That's because over the years the myth has arisen that being a student is somehow a negative thing, a bad experience. Nothing could be further from the truth! When you return to school as an adult learner, the resources available, friendships forged, and experiences obtained are immeasurable.
Thinking of a culinary education? The French Culinary Institute (FCI) in New York City shows high ratings from students and grads. Not only do they get a top notch culinary education, they also benefit from the diversity of the city itself.
Students at FCI create their own culture of learning, with options to join various clubs (The Wine Club, The Forager Club, The International Club, etc.) that can be used as extracurricular vehicles to get the students out and about in New York City 's finest restaurants, shops, bakeries, etc.
So, if you're thinking about going back to school, stay away from negativity! Returning to school for a culinary education is a positive step for your future. When you return to school, you'll get two educations: the one you learn in class, and the one you learn by living the culinary experience.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|