CMC Steamboat Springs presents show on recent Cuba trip tonight
“Community, beauty, history, culture, dignity, acceptance, patience and a healthy dose of music and dancing…. these are the words I would use to describe my impression of Cuba and its people,” wrote CMC student Bailey Peth, about her recent travels to Cuba with Colorado Mountain College’s International Programs Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century trip.
Bailey and her fellow travelers will present a slideshow of their experiences tonight, April 16th, at 6:30 PM at CMC in Steamboat Springs, in the auditorium. They will share stories and reflections about their experiences, as well as cooking up some Cuban food and music for the audience. “We can only hope to compare to the real thing,” notes Bailey.
“It was one of the best experiences of my life,” says CMC Leadville student Shannon Harness, about his recent CMC study abroad trip to East Africa. “It was so incredible, I want to go back.”
Harness, along with other trip participants, recently created a thoughtful, compelling video about their experiences. You can share their journey through a vastly different culture and geography – and gain a sense of how the trip helped the students develop new perspectives on the world – in the video below. To learn more about Colorado Mountain College’s East Africa Study Abroad and other international programs, visit ColoradoMtn.edu/InternationalPrograms.
Students, faculty learn in Kenya, Tanzania through International Programs
By Stefanie Kilts
Colorado Mountain College students and instructors celebrate their summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the East Africa Abroad program on Jan. 7.
Many of the students on Colorado Mountain College’s East Africa Abroad program this January dreamed of the moment they would reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. However, it’s what happened at the foot of the mountain that had the most lasting effect.
At the end of the descent, the nine CMC students and three instructors on the trip placed the items they no longer needed in a pile in front of the guides and porters who had helped them on their journey. The pile included items like well-worn hiking shoes, used coats, pairs of socks and a bag of animal crackers. The lead guide called out names in alphabetical order and the porters and guides Read more
Machu Picchu. The Pisac Market. The Andes. Colorado Mountain College’s Peru Spanish Immersion program offers participants a chance to immerse themselves in Peruvian culture and Spanish language for four exciting weeks this summer.
The program includes four hours of daily Spanish culture and language classes, a homestay with a Peruvian family, day trips to the Sacsayhuaman ruins, Moray, Salineras and Ollantayambo ruins, Qoricancha, Awanakancha llama farm, Pisac market, and a weekend trip to Machu Picchu. Students can also choose additional optional cultural immersion and volunteer opportunities.
CMC’s language immersion programs provide indelible experiences for students. Matt Myers, who took part in last summer’s Spanish Immersion Program in Costa Rica, describes the experience as life-changing.
“My study abroad trip with CMC was much more than an exciting way to spend the summer and earn college credits. Through my experiences and the interactions I had with the people I met, my trip to Costa Rica forever changed Read more
Colorado Mountain College students and their guides on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
A group of students taking part in Colorado Mountain College’s East Africa Study Abroad program just returned from a successful summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “Everyone made it to at least 15,000 feet,” the group reported in a Facebook post from Moshe, Tanzania. “The entire group is doing wonderfully and we leave on our Serengeti safari tomorrow morning.”
Colorado Mountain College’s Study Abroad programs introduce students to the language, cultures and landscapes of countries ranging from Cuba to Spain to Tanzania and Peru. This year’s upcoming trips include Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century (March 8 – 18), Ireland, (May 16 – June 16), and Peru Spanish Immersion (June 15 – July 13). Contact faculty director Bob Gumbrecht (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information and availability on this year’s Cuba program, Jeffrey Runyon (email@example.com) for information on Ireland, and Lauren DeAare (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on Peru.
A presentation by Colorado Mountain College students on art, politics and human rights in Guatemala, entitled “Guatemala: Art and Resistance,” will take place Thursday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs.
Do you dream of Spain on your summer break while speaking Spanish at a restaurant on the garden plaza in Salamanca? Imagine yourself in Ireland taking an international business or literature class at the Irish American University in the heart of Dublin?
CMC offers opportunity for learning about art, politics – registration deadline approaches