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August 8, 2014

Discover The “World Of The Maya” On A Trip To Mexico

Take a “spring” break in Mexico on Ocean County College’s World of the Maya Travel Seminar, March 14 - 22, 2015.  On this nine-day/eight-night guided archaeological and cultural journey, participants will visit some of the most impressive and beautiful Maya sites of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.  Space is limited.  Registration is on a first-come/first-served basis.  Registration Deadline: December 10.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.  Members of the community are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis.  Students will be enrolled in three college credits.  Scholarships are available for OCC students.

With a Maya archaeologist guide, travelers will explore major archaeological sites, including Spanish colonial towns and markets.  Visit traditional Maya villages with lunch in a typical Maya home, meet a practicing Maya shaman for a blessing ceremony, and swim in ancient sacred Maya cenotes, entrances to the Maya underworld.  Participants will also take a boat trip through the extraordinary Rios Lagartos Nature Reserve to see wild flamingos, hawks, and crocodiles.  The travel seminar concludes with a stay at the white sandy Caribbean beaches of the Maya Riviera at a sanctuary for wild sea turtles.

Tour Package: round trip airfare on US Airways; hotel accommodations; eight breakfasts, eight lunches, eight dinners; Mexican ground transportation in private air conditioned vans; admission and guided tours at each site; round trip shuttle between OCC and airport; meal tips, taxes, OCC instruction, tuition, and fees.

Not Included: personal expenses, airline baggage fees, tips, activities, some meals, or services not specifically listed.

Cost: $3,051 (Ocean County residents); $3,138 (Out-of-County residents); $3,384 (Out-of-State residents).

Single Room Supplement: $675.

For information or an application, contact Prof. Christine Kitchin at 732-255-0400, ext. 2421 or