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Napa Valley College Hosts Information Session on Summer 2022 Study Abroad Programs in Spain

Students and community members interested in visiting Spain are invited to a free information session on Thursday, January 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom to learn more. Organized by the College’s International Education program, two study abroad programs are being offered this summer: Spanish Language in Salamanca, June 10-July 2, 2022, and Business in Barcelona, July 2-16, 2022.Both programs areopen to all members of the community and all levels of Spanish.

Professor Nicole Carrier will lead the Spanish in Salamanca trip. She has been teaching Spanish since 2002 and holds a BA in Spanish and an MA in Hispanic Linguistics. Professor Carrier has visited 30 countries and lived and studied in seven— the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Honduras, Spain, Russia, Italy and France – and has taken college students abroad to both Mexico and Russia. Participants will stay with local Spanish families in a medieval city in the heart of Spain and participate in sponsored excursions in Madrid and Segovia.

Professor Claudette Shatto will lead the Business in Barcelona trip. She has been teaching business and entrepreneurship at Napa Valley College since 2014, and prior to joining the college, she served as vice president, sales and marketing, for a multimillion-dollar winery in the Napa Valley. Participants will visit a variety of international corporations as well as local businesses — some very old and others relatively new — to learn about business traditions.

Napa Valley College’s International Education Study Abroad Program has operated for more than 20 years. Participants have studied in Eastern Europe, China, Costa Rica, Turkey, Italy, Vietnam, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, France, Japan, England and the Philippines. The purpose of the program is to encourage the development of intercultural and international understanding. Course offerings encourage students to participate in summer sessions to appreciate global issues through the lens of another culture or language, and to develop deeper understanding of the world around them, their country and themselves.

The Study Abroad info session will take place on Thursday, January 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Zoom: For additional information about the Study Abroad trips to Salamanca and Barcelona, Spain, contact Professor Nicole Carrier at, Professor Claudette Shatto at, or visit

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