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Study In Mexico This Summer

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 non-credit.

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 lrbrink@dcccd.edu.