Winter Blues got you down? Let UW-Waukesha Continuing Education take you away-Travel OPEN HOUSE dates announced!

Feb. 9, 2011

Let UW-Waukesha Continuing Education take you away to

Germany, Scotland, Tibet, California and Morocco: OPEN HOUSE Dates Announced

 

Explore the country side of Germany, intern at one of the most famous theatre festivals in the world, discover the secrets of monks and monasteries of China, create a photoplay of the west coast with former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Photographer, Bill Meyer or celebrate music with Wisconsin Public Radio host Jonathan Overby. Join us at our travel Open House dates!

 

Open house dates are held at UW-Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188. To learn more or to check out our other exciting travel opportunities please visit our website at www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce or call 262-521-5460.DA

 

Germany: From Munich to the Mosel

Open House: W, Feb 9, 6:00-8:00pm, Room C101

Germany is much more than castles and cathedrals. This two-week visit will provide an opportunity for the guests to experience not only the majesty of the great architecture of the Middle Ages, but also a land of breathtaking countryside and modern cities that maintain and promote the most charming aspects of their medieval origins. Participants will voyage from south to north, beginning in Munich and ending in the Mosel wine region. Highlights include visits to locations that few Americans visit, but also the most popular tourist sites such as the Heidelberg and Neuschwanstein Castles, the concentration camp at Dachau, the medieval walled city of Rothenberg in the Black Forest, a cruise on the Rhine River and side trips to Salzburg, Austria and Strassburg, France. May 12-25, 2011, approximately $3700 per person, based on double occupancy.

 

Edinburgh: Arts Management on the Fringe

Open House, W, Feb 16, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Room C101

Students majoring in music, theatre, dance, art or literature aspire to make a career in the arts. This internship at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest and most prestigious performing arts festival, will offer university students an experience in the business of an arts organization. UW Colleges has partnered with Booking Dance Festival to provide hands-on, meaningful experiences in administrative services, audience relations, marketing, and stage management. Each student will be placed in one of the focus areas, but all will have experiences in the meetings, workshops, artist interviews, and networking events. Make amazing connections with New York, L.A., and international artists, and enhance your resume with this unbelievable adventure, in an unbelievably vibrant city. Aug 1 – 26, 2011, $4,345 per person -Available to students for 3 college credits.

 

Tibet: Mystical Land of Monks and Monasteries

Open House, S, Feb 19, 1:00-3:00pm, Room C101

Take this tour of Tibet, mystical land of monks and monasteries. Perched atop the roof of the world in the Himalayas, Tibet has been isolated from all but the most intrepid adventurers for centuries. Religion is a deep force in this mysterious place and during the Eighth Century, it absorbed Tantric Buddhism from India. For the next 1,200 years, this esoteric form of enlightenment dominated Tibetan life. Explore the Potala Palace, which is a treasure house of Tibetan Buddhist art and the former seat of the Dalai Lama. It also will take you to the Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple; the Tashilumpo Monastery, which is the seat of the Pachen Lama; as well as the historic Samye Monastery, where Tantric Buddhism was declared the official religion -- in 792! Includes airfare, accommodations, most meals and admission to all sites. Sat – F, July 2-16, 2011, $4,400 per person approx., based upon double occupancy.

 

California's Coast Through the Lens

Open House, W, Feb 23, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm, Room C103

Expand your photographic horizons (or just enjoy the sights) along the scenic California coastline from Monterey to Big Sur. Whether a beginning photographer or seasoned veteran, learn under the guidance of former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Photographer, Bill Meyer. Photograph breathtaking sunrises and dramatic sunsets over the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay. Travel to spectacular Point Lobos State Park, made famous by photographer Edward Weston, for views of the ocean, rock formations and sea life on the numerous hiking trails. Garrapata State Park, Pfeiffer Beach State Park with spectacular McWay Falls, and Monterey's scenic waterfront and world-famous aquarium will provide endless opportunities to create photographs and lasting memories. At Elkhorn Slough, view the habitat of more than 300 bird species, as well as native plants and animals. See how professionals have captured the beauty in photo galleries in Carmel by the Sea. Includes: airfare, land transportation in California, lodging, admission to sites and daily breakfast, two lunches and three dinners. M - Sat, Sept 19 - 24, $1,765 per person, based upon double occupancy.

 

Morocco: World Music: Bridging Diverse Cultures with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Jonathan Overby

Open House, W, Feb 23, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm, Room C101 (New Date due to Blizzard)

Here’s your ticket to the World Sacred Music Festival! A portion of this cultural trip will be spent at this week-long celebration of world music which features the best talents our planet has to offer. Included in your festival package is The Festival Pass - the only ticket you need for access to every venue during the week-long festival. Led by Jonathan Overby, a well-traveled ethnomusicologist and host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s world music show “Higher Ground,” you will embark on a musical adventure with opportunities to talk with some of the performing artists backstage at the Fez Festival. To further enrich your experience, connect with University of Fez students who will host a culturally enriching “brown bag” forum just for our group. In addition to the music festival, travel to the cities of Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakesh where you will tour villages, mosques, and palaces! Includes international airfare from O’Hare, accommodations, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music pass worth $300, deluxe motor coach transportation, 16 meals, admission to all temples and museums.

M – W, May 30 – June 15, 2011, approx. $4,500 per person, based on double occupancy

 

 

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