Outreach Travel Programs
~Educational Travel: an investment that will never lose its value!
Paint in Provence: June 12-22, 2015
Through the Eyes of Van Gogh and Cezanne
The vibrant colors of the Provençal landscape have attracted artists for generations. We'll learn to capture the patterns in nature: sunlight and shadows on olive groves, vineyards, and orchards. We’ll explore mountain vistas and village streets. We’ll also visit Cezanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence and St Paul de Mausole in St Remy (where Van Gogh lived and painted).
Jane Barnard, painting instructor, http://www.barnardstudio.com/ , is an experienced artist and teacher with a degree from Marquette University and a Certificat Annuel in French Arts & Humanities from the Sorbonne in Paris. She will provide a welcoming atmosphere for painters of all levels including demonstrations and friendly feedback on your work. She’ll help you capture the beauty in the Provence landscape, learning from the styles of Van Gogh and Cezanne while creating your own personal artistic quality.
We'll stay five nights in Aix-en-Provence and four nights in St Remy. Included in cost:
We will provide a list of suggestions for portable painting supplies to bring along. Please note: Some walking will be required carrying your painting materials.
There will be some free time for exploration (on your own or with the group) shopping, museums, spas, etc.
Registration Is Open! Download and print registration form.
British Mystery Writers in Scotland: September 9 - 23, 2015
Trip Leader: Kathy
Ackley, Professor Emerita of English, taught at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 24 years before retirement. She and her
husband twice led UW-Stevens Point’s London Semester Abroad program, and she has ledd over a dozen summer Mystery and Crime Writers programs in the UK.
She has made more than 30 trips to England.
This tour begins
with five (5) days in Stirling to attend the Bloody Scotland Festival
featuring talks and sessions by Scottish and international mystery &
crime writers as well as other special events. The Festival will be
followed by a six-day tour of eastern Scotland ending in Edinburgh for three
Included in the program price: 14 nights' lodging, Blue
Badge Guide throughout the tour, all admissions fees & speakers, all
breakfasts, 7 dinners, 7 lunches, transport from and to Glasgow airport
at designated times, and conference fees.
Registration is open! Download and print registration form.
New York City Theatre - October 27 - 31, 2015
Join us for our 4th annual fabulous fall get-away to New York City!
THIS TRIP IS FULL - CALL TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST 715-346-3838
We’ll immerse ourselves in New York theatre and sightseeing for our fourth annual Broadway adventure with group leader Patricia Kluetz. The trip is designed for active, self-motivated travelers. Price includes your round-trip flight (Milwaukee/New York, with coach transfers between Stevens Point and Milwaukee), airport shuttle to/from hotel, lodging (double occupancy) with full breakfasts at the Hampton Inn-Times Square North, and FOUR Broadway shows. Shows will be determined after the Tony awards are announced this spring. We will also do a city sightseeing tour, and another tour, based on group interest (Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Walk, 9/11 Memorial--just a few ideas!)
A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required with your registration as we must book non-refundable airfare, hotel rooms, and theatre tickets. The estimated price for the trip is $2,299 (dependent on number of registrants, airfare, and Broadway ticket prices). Your deposit will be applied to your total trip cost.
Tour de Mallorca April 4-16, 2016
This Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain is every cyclist's dream destination with excellent roads and bike paths, low traffic in the offseason, varied terrain, and mild spring weather! The island also features a network of hiking trails, vineyards, traditional Mallorcan restaurants with local specialties and significant historical sites. Enjoy azure ocean vistas, small villages perched on hillsides, peaceful coves, lemon trees, and almond orchards.
The trip is designed for cyclists of all levels as well as those simply wishing to relax in beautiful surroundings while enjoying wonderful amenities. We'll stay in Puerto de Pollensa on the northeast coast for three (3) nights, in the mountains near Valldemossa for four (4) nights, and in centrally-located Sineu for four (4) nights. Sineu is remarkable for its medieval streets and historic quarter, ancestral homes, fascinating monuments and traditional market. Valldemossa and Puerto de Pollensa are picturesque hillside villages with magnificent seascapes. Outstanding cycling roads and hiking trails are abundant.
Adults of any age are welcome - providing good physical condition, and non-cyclists are encouraged to participate and explore the numerous walking paths, cultural sites and beautiful gardens.
Estimated cost of $2,299 (based on 12 participants minimum) includes:
Airfare and bike rental NOT included in cost. Single room supplement is $500.
Registration must be accompanied by a Non-Refundable Deposit of $300. Early registration is advised as group size is limited! A payment schedule will be sent on receipt of application and deposit.
Kim O'Flaherty, Trip Leader and Program Manager in Continuing Education and Outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has led numerous hiking and cycling trips throughout Europe.
Email Kim O'Flaherty for more information.
UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education
can coordinate custom international tours for your group; please email Kim
O'Flaherty for details or call 715-346-2426.