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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, December 1, 2020
Community, Virtual, Campus Life

JCCC Travelers, Latin America: Luz Alvarez, William McFarlane and Sam Sommerville. This event is free and open to the public.

Trademarked by the friendliness and openness of the people, Latin America is full of large cultural events, dances, sports and outrageously delicious cuisine. These JCCC travelers have spent significant time in Latin America, and some even call it “home.”

Professor Luz Alvarez teaches Spanish. A native of Puebla, Mexico, she will tell us about her homeland, which she loves. Alvarez has traveled to Guadalajara many times to serve with and translate for JCCC’s Las Pintas project teams. She has also traveled to other Spanish-speaking countries in South America and the Caribbean, and she visited Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago.

Professor William McFarlane teaches anthropology. He directed an archaeological field school in Honduras for many years before the political situation there became less welcoming. McFarlane will co-lead an upcoming study abroad program in Belize which will explore Maya ruins and tropical ecology.

Professor Sam Sommerville teaches Spanish. He grew up in Argentina and still visits “home” every chance he gets. Sommerville has led several Study Abroad programs in Argentina and has plans to co-lead a program in Peru when travel resumes.

Interested in Study Abroad? JCCC's International Education Office has opportunities to share with you.