FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2007
Three-Week Educational Trip to Spain Offered
The Foreign Languages Department at College of the Canyons is finding new ways to introduce students into today's global society through studying abroad. For students who wish to be immersed in Spanish culture, learn the language, and earn up to 8 units in coursework, a summer trip to Spain will be offered from July 24 to Aug. 11, 2007.
"Studying abroad gives students a relevant and unique opportunity to learn and understand languages and cultures besides their own," said Claudia Acosta, chair of foreign languages at College of the Canyons. She will also accompany students on the trip.
"Students return from trips with a newfound appreciation for their family, their own culture and the world," said Acosta, "and they gain an entirely new perspective."
Some highlights of the trip include visiting the cities of Toledo, Segovia and Valladolid, as well as a four-day stay in Madrid. Optional trips include visiting Seville, and Lisbon, Portugal.
Students will also visit universities and museums, listen to guest speakers lecturing on current issues, and attend a flamenco show with the opportunity to learn the dance.
Information meetings about the trip will be held in the COC Library, Room R-206 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26, and 9 to 10 a.m. March 12.
For more information, contact Acosta at (661) 362-3530.