FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2007
College to Host Language & Travel Faire
The Foreign Languages Department at College of the Canyons will host a "Language and Travel Faire" on Wednesday, October 3 which will showcase the many languages taught at the college while immersing attendees in the rich cultures of the countries where those languages are spoken.
"Learning a new language creates options and opens doors," said Kathy Long, a Cougar Mentor at the college. "We hope people will come to the faire and explore all the places that language can take them."
The faire will feature themed pavilions where attendees can enjoy samples of the cuisine, music and film unique to different cultures, pick up travel literature and win prizes.
COC offers students many opportunities for educational travel, with next year's itinerary including trips to Australia, Italy, the Caribbean, China, Central America, Great Britain, France and the Galapagos Islands. Representatives from the college's Educational Travel Committee will be on hand to speak with visitors about these and other educational opportunities at the college.
The Arabic pavilion will feature henna art. At the Chinese pavilion, an exhibition of the ancient Chinese exercise of Tai Chi will demonstrate the fluidity attained through both balance and stamina. The elegant and poised movements of ballet dancers will illustrate our appreciation for dancers at the barre at the French pavilion.
The faire will be held at the college's Honor Grove, located in the center of the college, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about the faire, call Kathy Long at (661) 362-3142.