College offers study abroad program in Spain

SAN MARCOS — Palomar College is offering a four-week study abroad program in Spain during the 2009 Spring/Summer Intersession, from May 23 to June 21. Students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish at a well-known language institute while living with Spanish families and traveling throughout Spain. The program cost includes room and board (three meals per day) with Spanish families, three nights in hotels, all-group transportation while in Spain, small class instruction, and medical insurance while in the program in Spain.
Those interested are invited to attend an information meeting at Palomar’s San Marcos campus at 10 a.m. April 18 in room F-10, as well as at 10 a.m. April 25 in a room to be determined. Pertinent information will be shared about travel, costs, accommodations, classes and more.
Participating students may earn up to eight credits in Spanish. They will stay with host families in the city of Salamanca, Spain, home of the oldest university in Western Europe. In addition to classes in Spanish, cultural visits to museums, cathedrals and monuments are planned, plus full-day excursions to the World Heritage cities of Avila, Segovia, Toledo and Burgos. The group will also visit the Monasterio de Silos, known as the place of origin of the Spanish language.
Palomar Spanish professors Martha Evans and Eduardo Peixoto are co-directors of the Spain Study Abroad program. “Students will benefit greatly from this immersion program,” Evans said. “Living and studying in a Spanish-speaking country is the ultimate way to absorb the language and culture. It offers a unique life-altering opportunity for language and personal growth.”
Evans encourages anyone interested either to attend an information meeting, or contact her at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2653 or by e-mail at mevans@palomar.edu.

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