IRVING, Texas. April 27, 2000 - Brush up on your
Spanish, obtain college credit, or just enjoy the
beautiful gulf coast and the great seafood of the
Yucatan Peninsula in Campeche, Mexico. North Lake
College offers its two-week Summer in Mexico program
with courses in conversational Spanish and the history
of Mexico. The courses can be either for credit or
The picturesque Spanish colonial city of Campeche
was originally an important center of Mayan commerce
before its defeat by the Spanish in 1540. Its famous
fortress system, built in the early 1600's to protect
the city from pirate plundering, made Campeche the
first walled city in the New World.
The program is unique in that students live with
a "Campechana" family and become immersed in the daily
lives of the local residents. The itinerary includes
trips to the Mayan sites of Chichen-Itza, Uxmal, and
Edzna, as well as visits to colonial, revolutionary,
and modern Mexican historical locations.
The cost of the program is $995 plus North Lake
tuition and includes round trip airfare from Dallas
to Campeche; fifteen days in Mexico; single room lodging
with a Campeche family; two meals a day; ground transportation
in Mexico; and field trips.
The date for the program is from July 9 - 23. North
Lake faculty members Olivia Villagra and Dr. Lynn
Brink will coordinate the trip. There is a $50 registration
fee. Call now to secure your place or for more information.
Enrollment is limited. Contact Dr. Lynn Brink at (972)
273-3545, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.