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CLC offers travel study program to Mexico

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Community members are invited to participate in a travel study program to Cuernavaca, Mexico, from March 8-16, 2019, led by the Central Lakes College Spanish Department.

Participants can save $100 by signing up before Sept. 15.

This trip is a culminating experience for the spring semester Global Studies 1491 course, which meets on four Tuesday evenings during the first half of spring semester. Interested learners can either sign up for the course or participate as a community member.

Participants will accompany two CLC Spanish instructors, Shannon Klint and Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez, to study at the renowned Academic Spanish Language Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The group will explore the pyramids in the ancient civilization of Teotihuacán, visit the Basilica to the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City, travel through the canals and floating gardens of Xochimilco, visit Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul ("Blue House"), explore Hernán Cortes' palace and the cathedral of Cuernavaca and visit with the vendors of a typical Mexican open-air market in the city of Tepotztlán.

Students will stay with local families close to the school and enjoy typical Mexican dishes. In this course, students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the Spanish-speaking culture of Mexico.

Interested students and community members should contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez at 218-855-8183 as soon as possible, as the course is almost full.