Hello everyone. I plan to attend a school in Portland and receive an AAS in Culinary Management. I really would love to attend a larger school with international externships but not only are they much more expensive but I can not afford to live with my four year old at most of these cities. Well, my issue is that I want to travel and learn about different cuisines and cultures almost as much as I want to attend school. Right now I have been a kitchen/restaurant manager for almost four years at a pizzeria and have no desire to open my own restaurant or be chef de cuisine for many many years. I want to gain as much knowledge about food as I can. Should I continue on to school that I have been planning for years to be professional trained and then what? Maybe find an apprenticeship program to work abroad? Just travel and try to find temporary work in kitchens? Maybe only do a diploma program to have more money to travel? Not to toot my own horn but I am a really freakin hard worker and no job is below me I really need to figure out exactly where I want to go with my career, and I think traveling will aid with that but I don't have a whole lot of money. Thank you for any advice.