Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Bouquet Gardens – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Facey – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 29, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » COC Takes Learning To A Whole New Country

COC Takes Learning To A Whole New Country

khts_schools_chalkboardStudents get a chance to study abroad and help local schools

Study Spanish, biology and tourism, hand out school supplies to local schoolchildren, meet with two former presidents, and take a boat ride on the Panama Canal.

That is what the itinerary reads like for the 25 College of the Canyons students who will leave later this month for a four-week trip to study abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of State to promote studying abroad in non-traditional destinations, 22 students received travel scholarships for the trip.

“This interdisciplinary program is unique in that it ties academic work with citizenship efforts,” said Claudia Acosta, chair of foreign languages at the college who will teach Spanish during the trip. “It provides students with a natural fusion of local and global perspectives.”

The group of students will also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet President Enrique Bolaños Geyer of Nicaragua who served from 2002 to 2007, and President Rodrigo Carazo Odio of Costa Rica who served from 1978 to 1982.

Known for his commitment to transparency and ethics in Latin America, Bolaños Geyer is an active member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, which operates with the mission to develop educational programs and public awareness campaigns based on the values of solidarity and civic courage.

Carazo Odio is the founder of The University for Peace, a United Nations-mandated institution established in 1980 that is focused and dedicated to the study and promotion of world peace.

Also traveling with the students are COC instructors Miriam Golbert and Kevin Anthony, who will teach biology and tourism, respectively.

The group of students will also provide school supplies that were collected by Associated Student Government and High Intensity Transfer Enrichment students at COC to children at a Granada school in Nicaragua.

For more information about studying abroad, visit

COC Takes Learning To A Whole New Country

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

College Of The Canyons – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
Galpin Motors – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile
Santa Clarita Autosound – Tile
SCV Chinese School – Tile
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Tile
Brent’s Carpet One – Tile