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Course In Guatemala Offered

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 3:07pm

Spanish in Guatemala: Explore and Volunteer, a four-credit course that provides participants the opportunity to receive instruction in Spanish and perform career-related volunteer work in Antigua, will be offered May 29 through June 12.

The cost of the trip, which includes housing, meals, and roundtrip airfare to Guatemala City, is $2,500. The first deposit is due March 15. To register for the course, or to obtain additional details, contact JCC faculty members Theresa Baginski, 716.338.1159, or Andrea Turton, 716.376.7550.

One-on-one Spanish instruction with a native Guatemalan instructor will be provided. Students will explore the social, historical, and cultural history of Guatemala while living with a Guatemalan family and volunteering for a local organization. Tours of Antigua, the Mayan Market of Chichicastenango, the Mayan ruins in Tikal, and the Pacaya volcano will be conducted.

The course, which is open to the public, is designed for individuals hoping to learn or improve their Spanish skills.