CMU students to explore the Mayan world

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Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Colorado Mesa students are packing their bags for an historic adventure of a lifetime.

On Wednesday, the university announced a partnering with the Museum of Western Colorado and Chevron to explore the Mayan world in Yucatan and Chiapas, Mexico.

The trip will offer students the opportunity to see history first-hand by experiencing unique architecture of the Mayan world.

"I think one of the most exciting parts about this is to be in this city. You're going to get the feeling of what it was like to stand there back in the classic era around 900 AD. There is no other experience that you change or exchange for that," says Jake Allee, a professor of the arts at CMU.

The students will receive college credit for the trip, which is scheduled for October 19 through the 27. The trip is also open to community members. If you want to find out more, there will be an informational meeting on April 4 at the CMU ballroom at 6:30 pm.

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