FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2006
Second Study-Abroad Trip Bound for Ecuador
Last January, 17 College of the Canyons students packed their bags and traveled to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands to study biology and Spanish for nine days. This year only 18 students will have the chance to participate in this once-in-a lifetime opportunity, from Jan. 11 to 21, 2007.
"Quito definitely possesses an indescribable aura of peace," said Claudia Acosta, foreign languages chair at College of the Canyons who, along with biology professor Miriam Golbert, will accompany students on the trip.
"Students will visit the Andean region," said Acosta, "where at 9,000 feet above sea level, the beautiful landscape continues to echo the Incan empire and its vision of the world."
Other stops along the way include the Convento of San Francisco (the biggest convent in the Americas), the Half of the World Center (equatorian line), Pre-Columbian Museum, Catholic University and the Quito historic center.
Students will also visit the Galapagos Islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Plaza and Seymour, and the Charles Darwin Research Center.
"The Galapagos Islands are a unique place worth visiting in one's lifetime. With species that are only found in this area, it is no wonder why it is considered one of the travel wonders of the world," said Golbert.
For more information, call Acosta at (661) 362-3530 or Golbert at (661) 362-5927.