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International Travel & Study

Earn academic credit by traveling to various countries to learn about and take part in regional cultures, and study the archaeology, anthropology, and history of indigenous peoples. Field trips are designed, arranged, and led by long-time Centralia College professor and experienced traveler Greg van Alstyne. Every effort is made to assure quality, safety, and affordability. For more information, contact Greg van Alstyne,, 736-9391 ext. 552.

2014-15 International Travel

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SOUTH AMERICA – Colombia & Ecuador

Departure: June 15, 2015
Cost: $3000

  • Explore the rich pirate history of the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, Colombia
  • Horseback ride through the remote highland carved stone monoliths of San Agustin
  • Follow your flashlight deep into the ancient underground tombs of Tierradentro
  • Barter for goods in the highland Indian market town of Otavalo, Ecuador
  • Hang your hammock in the lowland Amazon rainforest and learn to shoot a blowgun
  • Marvel at a 15th century Canari/Incan fortress high up in the Andes
  • Dine on the exotic foods of lowland and highland South America
Cost is approximately $3,000 and includes airfare, road and water transportation, and lodging. Early reservation is recommended. Space is limited to 12 people on this amazing life-changing experience.

For more information, contact van Alystne,, (360) 736-9391, ext. 552, or Steve Norton,, ext. 261.