April 16, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Information Meeting Set for Spanish Institute and Costa Rica Trip
SANTA CLARITA An information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 in the College of the Canyons Library for anyone wishing to learn more about the colleges Intensive Spanish Institute and education travel trip to Costa Rica.
The one-week, on-campus, language and culture segment of the course will be held Aug. 2 to 5, and the one-week travel segment is scheduled Aug. 7 to 15. The colleges fall semester will begin Monday, Aug. 16.
The information meeting will be conducted by Spanish language professor Claudia Acosta and is designed to provide in-depth information about both on-campus and travel aspects of the institute. The educational elements of the Costa Rica trip will be provided by biologist Miriam Golbert and history professor Brad Reynolds. Both will be on hand to answer questions at the information meeting. Community members are encouraged to consider taking the Intensive Spanish course as well as the travel segment.
Students attending both segments can earn up to 12 units three from the on-campus classes and nine from the travel segment in biology, history and Spanish.
It is possible to attend either one or both sessions, earning varying amounts of credit. The first week of the Spanish Institute will involve enrollment fees of $18 per unit (unless the state increases community college fees before that time), and the travel segment will cost $1,595, plus enrollment fees. The $1,595 covers round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica; seven nights in 4-star hotels; 12 meals; round-trip bus transfers; a half-day San Jose city tour; a half-day tour of Sarchi Pueblo; a full-day excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Arenal Volcano and Coter Rain forest. Most service charges and taxes are also included.
For more information about the meeting, the Intensive Spanish Language program or the trip to Costa Rica, contact Claudia Acosta at (661) 362-3530 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.