Educational Travel, Tours, and Learning Vacations Worldwide
Contact the program directors to confirm costs, dates, and other details.
Center for Study Abroad (CSA)
Low cost study abroad programs in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Latin and South America. Earn college credit. Open to all adults. Semester, Quarter, Summer, Monthly terms. Housing in student residence or local host family. See CSA web site for details.
Dates: Year-round. See CSA web site for details.
Cost: Low cost. See CSA web site for details.
Contact: Alima K. Virtue, Program Director, Center for Study Abroad, 325 Washington Ave., Apt. #93, Kent, WA 98032; 206-726-1498, fax 253-850-0454; email@example.com, www.centerforstudyabroad.com.
International Travel and Volunteer Abroad
Explore fascinating places while you help local people working to improve the quality of life in their communities. Volunteer with meaningful, locally managed projects in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Dates: Year round
Cost: Starting at $900--Fees include insurance, room and board
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel: 1.312.944.2544 or toll free 1.888.227.6231.
Get in2 China Group
Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing and Shanghai, China
The program involves 20 hours per week of Chinese language in small groups of 3 to 5 persons. Designed for people who want to get "deeper" into language and culture, or have some future plans about China. Our first Chinese language school was established in Beijing in 2003. Over the last few years, we have had the pleasure of hosting more than two thousand students from over 40 different countries coming to learn Chinese in China. This has been made possible by our dedication to providing the highest quality language programs for students wishing to study in China.
Cost: From USD$900
Locations: Beijing, Shanghai
Tel.: +86 10 52889011. Hotline: +86 15010532542. Skype: www.Getin2China.com
Educational, people-to-people bicycle tours to all parts of Africa, Cuba, and Nepal. Cycling difficulty is moderate. Each tour is unique; all focus on the diversity of the culture, social institutions, and environment and the complexity of the history, economy, and society. Programs are led by area studies specialists.
California State University, Chico: College of Humanities and Fine Arts Travel Programs
We sponsor very reasonably priced eduacational/cultural tours for all ages.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.csuchico.edu/hfa/travel
Join dozens of scientific field research expeditions worldwide for 2-3 week long teams, helping university professors in disciplines from archaeology to zoology, share field costs, field training provided. No special skills required, but any are welcome. Earthwatch sponsors 130 expeditions in over 30 U.S. states and in 47 countries.
Global Awareness (GATE)
Global Awareness Through Experience (GATE) offers alternative tourism through immersion and feminist spiritual quest programs in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Eastern Europe. Participants connect with Third World people in face-to-face dialogue to explore social, economic, religious, and cultural issues.
The Center for International Service Learning
International Service Learning offers a unique and exciting opportunity through humanitarian/service learning programs for pre-med, health and education students to experience hands-on clinical and field work in Central America, Mexico, Africa, and the Caribbean. Adventure travel, professional field instruction, academic credit! Financial aid available.
Contact: info@ISLonline.org, www.ISLonline.org.
The Rassias Foundation at Dartmouth College
The Rassias Foundation Accelerated Language Programs
Adults of all ages come to Dartmouth College to immerse themselves in ten days of a new language and culture through the Rassias Method's Accelerated Language Programs (ALPs.) The Rassias Method® is a unique approach that speeds language learning, increases language retention and has you speaking and understanding in "Ten days that make a difference". Originally developed for Peace Corps training, it has been adapted by language teachers in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Contact: email@example.com, www.dartmouth.edu/~rassias
The Fortieth Annual Oxford/Berkeley Program, U.C.Berkeley Extension
Live in Merton College and take a variety of seminars ranging from Churchill to Shakespeare this summer.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies. Dept of Liberal Studies & the Arts
From four-day weekends to several weeks overseas, these trips provide an opportunity to attend world-class performances throughout Europe and North America. View the collections of the finest museums on earth; follow in the footsteps of kings, and learn about it all along the way! Our tours focus on Performing Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, History, and/or Archaeology.
Each educational tour includes seminars or lectures to provide insights and information regarding your trip’s unique subject and destination. Our guides and lecturers are local and outstanding and may include actors, production personnel, artists and musicians who can give you a thorough and fascinating inside look at the subtleties and complexities of their field, while also giving you personal insights into their culture and way of life.
World Challenge Expeditions
400 expedition leaders for summer schools’ educational expeditions to Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. 4-week period of work between late June and late August.
Contact: The Leadership and Development Centre, Black Arrow House, 2 Chandos Rd., London NW10 6NF, U.K.; 011-44-8704 873173; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.world-challenge.co.uk.
3-Month Multi-Country Adventures
Youth International is an experiential learning program that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange, adventure, volunteer community service work, and homestays. Teams of up to 14 people between the ages of 18 and 25 travel together with two group leaders. For a full 3-month semester, they explore three different countries in one region of the world.
Contact: email@example.com; www.youthinternational.org