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NMJC Travel Class Meeting Scheduled

NMJC Travel Class Meeting Scheduled photo 9/24/2009 1:27:38 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. Area residents who would consider traveling to England, Scotland, and France next June as part of an innovative college course are encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 pm in New Mexico Junior College’s Western Heritage Museum Theatre.  Discussions will include dates, costs, sites, passports, travel preparations, and other essential information.

NMJC’s Historical Architectural Travel class, taught by instructor Michael Henderson, combines a seminar discussion and lecture format with a tour of major historic architectural sites throughout the world, with a different destination each year.  Companion courses in Art and Literature are also offered in conjunction with the Historical Architectural Travel class.  Last year’s class, consisting of 40 people, toured the Italian cities of Rome, Venice, and Florence, with a side trip to Pompeii.

The Spring 2010 class will visit the major European cities of London, Paris, and Edinburgh, with special attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and travel on a Eurostar high-speed train.  Optional trips will include Windsor Castle, Versaille, and the beaches of Normandy, among others.

According to Henderson, while students will be responsible for all travel expenses, the cost is greatly reduced, thanks to educational discounts offered for students.  “We’ll be seeing some of Europe’s most memorable architectural landmarks, such as the Tower of London, Parliament, London Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the castles of Scotland,” said Henderson. “As affordable as classes are at NMJC, this is an incredible educational opportunity.”  Henderson added that openings are limited to the first 40 persons to sign up and submit deposits.

Dr. Michele Clingman, Dean of Enrollment Management, pointed out that anyone over 55 can enjoy an even better deal: their institutional fees are waived by the college.  “In addition to the travel expenses, all they would have to pay for the course would be the tuition,” she said.  It’s an affordable and educational way to see some of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and taking these courses would definitely enhance the whole experience. I hope people take advantage of this opportunity.”

For more information, contact Michael Henderson at or call 575.492.2734.

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