FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2006
Study-Abroad Trips to Nicaragua, Costa Rica Planned
College of the Canyons is offering its students the opportunity to study abroad in Nicaragua and Costa Rica from Aug. 6 to 17. Students can earn up to nine units studying Spanish, history and biology during their seven-day stay in Nicaragua and five-day stay in Costa Rica.
"Studying abroad goes beyond academic enrichment," said Claudia Acosta, instructor and program coordinator. "It is a transforming experience for students to realize that their social contributions are not limited to Santa Clarita alone, but can extend to the entire globe."
The 44 students on the last trip were invited to a National Youth Symphony Concert at the National Palace. This year students will attend a cultural event at the National Palace hosted by the secretaries of education and culture. Students will also visit the World Heritage Site; the Ruins of Leon; Granada, the oldest city in Latin America; and San Juan Del Sur, a beach on the South Pacific coast.
In Costa Rica, students will stay in Tabacon Hot Springs, Tortuguero, visit museums and take a boat ride to the Caribbean Tropical Rain Forest.
For more information contact Claudia Acosta at (661) 362-3530 or at email@example.com.