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CLC Costa Rica travel study trip is open to public

Join three Central Lakes College (CLC) instructors on a trip to Costa Rica on March 6-14 to learn about the land, the language and the people of this peaceful nation.

There are two ways to participate: as a credit-earning student or as a community participant. Space is limited and preference will be given to those who sign up for the three-credit travel study course in the CLC Global Studies Department: The course is GLST 1491: Global Studies Experience International Travel Costa Rica.

Credit-bearing students will be expected to pay for the three credits, the associated school fees with taking credits and the cost of the travel package. Although the travel package is not eligible for financial aid, the three credits are part of the student's load and are, therefore, eligible for financial aid to those who qualify.

There are a few community participant slots available that don't require signup for the three credits through CLC. However, there will be an additional $150 fee on top of the travel package.

As of Aug. 25, the package price is $2,172 for individuals under the "standard" arrangement, which is based on availability and assigned at the hotel and includes options in triple or quad rooms. There is the option of paying an additional $30 per night (before travel, which amounts to an additional $240) to upgrade to a "double occupancy" room.

This base price of $2,172 (triple/quad room) includes a $200 discount for those who sign up before Oct. 15.

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Trip enrollment is open now at Tour number is 1601699ZK.

For more information, contact any of the three instructors leading the trip: Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez, Spanish, 218-855-8183 or; Kari Frisch, Intercultural Communication, 218-855-8167; or Dave Kobilka, Earth Sciences,218-855-8233 or