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CMC Study Abroad program in Guatemala explores art, conflict and resistance

Deadline to sign-up for spring break study abroad program Dec. 13
CMC student Bailey Beth with a Guatemalan villager during the 2012 Guatemala Study Abroad trip. Photo: Bailey Peth Collection.

CMC student Bailey Beth shares a light moment with a Guatemalan villager during the 2012 Guatemala Study Abroad trip. Photo: Bailey Peth Collection.

Chichicastenango, Santiago Atitlan, Antigua, the Ixil region, Panajachel, the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal National Park. The names of Guatemala’s Highlands villages sound as magical as the landscapes they’re within.

Adventurous travelers can earn six credits in art and political science with CMC while exploring these lands and learning about Mayan cultural identity, Guatemala’s civil war and its post-conflict transition in Colorado Mountain College’s “Guatemala: Culture and Resistance” Study Abroad program.

During this twelve-day trip, students will have the opportunity to meet the artists, politicians and activists who are shaping today’s Guatemalan culture. The course begins Jan. 24, 2014, with travel dates of March 6-17.  The deadline for registration and payment is this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Sign up now! For more information, contact:
Bob Gumbrecht at 970.870.4484 | rgumbrecht@coloradomtn.edu or
Cynthia Zyzda 970.870.4432 | czyzda@coloradomtn.edu.

CMC went to Cuba!

CMC Steamboat Springs presents show on recent Cuba trip tonight

Musicians in Cuba“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.

East Africa Study Abroad

“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.

Colorado Mountain College students travel to Africa

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. Pictured in back row, left to right: Head Guide Maxi, Trey Shelton, Guide Shafii, Dustin Mitchell, Danielle del Castillo Shelton, Shannon Harness, Shahana Ali, Guide Dunstan, Rufus Rolfe, Paul Barish, EJ Willis, Colin Garritty. Front row, left to right: Guide Jovlan, Guide Danstan, Adam Lay, Guide Emanuelle, Cooper Mallozzi. Photo courtesy Cooper Mallozzi and Trey Shelton

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

Study Abroad – in Peru!

Photo of indigenous man in the Andes in PeruMachu 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 summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

Colorado Mountain College students and their guides on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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 (rgumbrecht@coloradomtn.edu) for information and availability on this year’s Cuba program, Jeffrey Runyon (jrunyon@coloradomtn.edu) for information on Ireland, and Lauren DeAare (ldeare@coloradomtn.edu) for information on Peru.

Students return, report on Guatemala

Students from Colorado Mountain College at Steamboat recently traveled to Guatemala with CMC's International Programs. They will be giving a presentation about their trip Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Photo by Bobbie Jo Thoman.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.

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CMC Study Abroad at Breckenridge on March 17

A scene from the 2007 trip to Spain, in Madrid. Photo courtesy of Mary Ebuna.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?

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CMC Study Abroad at Spring Valley Jan. 27

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College sponsors spring study abroad to Guatemala

CMC offers opportunity for learning about art, politics – registration deadline approaches

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