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COC Offers Study Abroad Program in Latin America

College of the Canyons is offering its students the opportunity to study abroad in Nicaragua and Costa Rica from August 6 to 17. Students can earn up to 9 units studying Spanish, History and Biology during their seven-day stay in Nicaragua and five–day stay in Costa Rica. “Studying abroad goes beyond academic enrichment,” said Claudia Acosta, COC instructor and tour guide of the trip. “It is a transforming experience for students to realize that their social contributions are not limited to Santa Clarita alone, but can extend to the entire globe.” The 44 students on the last trip were invited to a National Youth Symphony Concert at the National Palace. This year students will attend a cultural event at the National Palace hosted by the Secretaries of Education and Culture. Students will also visit the World Heritage Site, the Ruins of Leon, stay in Granada, the oldest city in Latin America, and at San Juan Del Sur, a beach on the south pacific coast. In Costa Rica, students will stay in Tabacon Hot Springs, Tortuguero, visit museums and take a boat ride to the Caribbean Tropical Rainforest.
 
For more information about the trip contact Claudia Acosta at (661) 362-3530 or at claudia.acosta@canyons.edu.