July 12, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Travel or Stay at Home to Learn More About Central America
The College of the Canyons Intensive Spanish Institute study-abroad program has been given a special invitation to a concert by the youth symphony in the Nicaragua Palace of Culture. This concert is part of the study-abroad program being offered July 30 through Aug. 11 to Central America and Nicaragua.
The trip will give students the chance to visit schools and institutions, meet high-ranking officials and take classes to further explore the Central American culture.
In addition to the travel study, College of the Canyons is offering on campus the popular Intensive Spanish Institute for up to 3.25 units from July 25 through 29.
From beginner to advanced, the five-day Intensive Spanish Institute will provide instruction for students of all levels of proficiency with the Spanish language focusing on the Central American theme.
The institute is more than just language; it is a cross-cultural experience that will allow students to gain knowledge about current issues such as biodiversity, economics and culture.
Professor Claudia Acosta said: "It is a lot of fun and there will be great speakers."
The institute offers a unique cultural experience by combining traditional courses with cultural workshops and guided group conversations all centered on Central American countries.
The Intensive Spanish Institute is for anyone who wants to be immersed in Spanish culture including teachers who need a second language, nurses and emergency services personnel, students who want an extensive language and cultural experience, and community members who want to learn more about the Spanish language and Central American culture.
For more information on the travel study or the on-campus Spanish Institute visit the Spanish Institute website at www.canyons.edu/isi. To register, contact the College of the Canyons Admissions and Records office at (661) 362-3280.