Opportunity to study abroad

For some, summer vacation is time for sleeping in and hanging by the pool, but for any current seniors and alumni it means an opportunity to travel beyond our boarders and to the Central American country of Guatemala.

Spanish teacher, Mrs. Ashley Wager, and Science teacher, Mrs. Jessica Rowe, and currently only five other students are traveling to stay with a host family in Guatemala.

“We are staying with a home-stay program that allows us to stay with a family,” said Mrs. Wager. “[The family] doesn’t speak any English for the most part.”

The trip will last for two weeks, from July 10-23, 2011. One week will be filled with studying the Spanish language, and the other will be traveling.

“Students will take classes each day for four hours,” said Mrs. Wager. “It will be a one-on-one class and the student will control what they learn while they are there.”

The second week of the trip will be filled with tours to places such as Quirigua and Rio Dulce, zip lining, visit Mayan ruins, etc.

The trip costs $1,250, and any current senior or alumni interested in attending this trip should talk with Mrs. Wager or Mrs. Rowe.