“Studying abroad goes beyond academic enrichment,” said Claudia Acosta, instructor and tour guide for 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.” Students will attend a cultural event at the National Palace hosted by the secretaries of education and culture. Students also will visit the World Heritage Site and the Ruins of Leon and 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 at Tabacon Hot Springs and Tortuguero, and visit museums and take a boat ride to the Caribbean Tropical Rainforest. For information about the trip, contact Acosta at (661) 362-3530 or at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The trip costs $2,995 per person and includes 15 meals; transportation and transfers by motor coach in Italy; sightseeing tours, including the services of local guides and admission fees to museums; and 10 nights in first-class hotels. Students must pay a $300 deposit by the end of March with the balance due April 20. For information, contact Reynolds at (661) 362-3388 or at [email protected] Central America session offered VALENCIA – A study tour of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, scheduled for Aug. 6-17, also is being offered by College of the Canyons. Students can earn up to nine units studying Spanish, history and biology during their seven- day stay in Nicaragua and five-day stay in Costa Rica. VALENCIA – College of the Canyons is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Italy from July 5 to 16. Twelve-day courses in Western Civilization I and II and U.S. History I and II are being offered during a tour of Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples and Pompeii. History professors Brad Reynolds and Robert Cleve will be the tour guides and instructors. “Studying these subjects in Italy allows students the amazing opportunity to visit historic places such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, rather than relying on pictures in textbooks that cannot fully convey their grandeur and historical immortality,” Reynolds said. Some of the historic sites students will visit are the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and the Pantheon.