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international study opportunities include the art of London and language of Guatemala


April 8, 2013

The art of London and the Spanish language and culture of Guatemala will be the focus of two international study opportunities offered by Nicolet College.

LondonDuring the London Study Tour, Jan. 2 to Jan. 13, 2014, students will visit many of the finest museums and historic sites in and around one of the world’s most culturally-rich cities. The study tour class includes three University Transfer Liberal Arts credits. Cost is $2,718 and includes airfare from Rhinelander, ground travel in London, lodging, breakfasts, entrance to museums and Les Miserables, visits to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, and travel insurance.

Museum visits will include the British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The tour will be led by Nicolet art instructor Bob Kanyusik, who has taught art at Nicolet for 30 years and led the London Study Tour for 15 years.

For more information, contact Teresa Rose at (715) 365-4625, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4625; TDD (715) 365-4558; TDD (715) 365-4448; or by email at

GuatemalaThe Spanish Study Tour to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, will run Dec. 27, 2013, to Jan. 12, 2014. Participants will immerse themselves in Guatemalan culture and the Spanish language by living with local host families and attending Spanish language classes in the morning and cultural events and service learning activities in the afternoon.

The four-credit, University Transfer language classes cover a broad range of Spanish-speaking proficiency, ranging from no previous experience with the language to those who are approaching conversational fluency.

A three-credit service learning class is also available for those who are fluent in Spanish. Students who enroll in service learning will volunteer with the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project, which was initiated in 1998 to contribute to the reforestation of the largely deforested Guatemalan Western Highland Mountains. Activities may include collecting and planting seeds, mixing soil, tilling the ground, or other reforestation-related efforts.

Cost for the language class option is $2,690.60. The service learning option is $2,518.95. This includes airfare from Wausau, ground transportation while in Guatemala, accommodations with a Guatemalan family that include a private bedroom, meals, event fees, guided travel excursions, internet access, and travel insurance.

For more information, contact Nicolet Spanish instructor Ocie Kilgus at (715) 365-4540, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4540; TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 (relay); or by email at

Fall Semester 2013 financial aid is available for both classes for students who qualify.

To register for either the Guatemala or London study tour, contact Teresa Rose at (715) 365-4625, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4625; TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 (relay); or by email at