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Europe and Turkey

May 27 to June 24, 2021

Aix-en-Provence Sabbatical

A MONTH IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

Always dreamed of immersing yourself in French culture? Now’s the time! Spend an entire month speaking, eating, and living à la française in beautiful, sun-drenched Provence.

June 9 to 18, 2021

Berlin Seminar

AN INSIDER'S LOOK

Designed with passionate scholars in mind, examine Prussian culture, Weimar-era decadence, World War II, the Cold War and reunification in Berlin during an up-close exploration of this storied European capital with history professor Jim Sheehan, ‘58.

June 15 to 26, 2021

West Coast of Turkey

ISTANBUL AND THE TURQUOISE COAST

Experience the highlights of Turkey, from archaeological monuments to architectural masterpieces and pristine beaches, with classics professor Grant Parker on this perennial favorite.

June 20 to July 2, 2021

Scandinavia

SUMMER IN SWEDEN, DENMARK AND NORWAY

Join poltical scientist scholar Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87, on an exploration of Sweden, Denmark and Norway by ferry and rail—modes of transport uniquely suited to Scandinavia’s mountains, fjords and coastlines. 

June 21 to 28, 2021

Croatia Family Adventure

TREASURES ALONG THE ADRIATIC

Step back in time and explore medieval castles and Roman fortresses, including the Klis Fortress near the city of Split, used as a set on Game of Thrones and where we partake in a sword-and-archery class.

June 24 to July 6, 2021

Slovenia and Croatia

FEATURING SEVEN NIGHTS ABOARD THE QUEEN ELEGANZA

Join faculty leader Roberto D'Alimonte as we sail leisurely down the Croatian coast from Rovinj to Dubrovnik aboard the 18-cabin yacht, Queen Eleganza, calling at more than half a dozen unique and charming port towns.

July 9 to 16, 2021

England Coast to Coast Hike

FROM THE IRISH SEA TO THE NORTH SEA

Hike across England with faculty leader Linda Paulson and trail expert Peter Watson, starting in the lovely Lake District on the coast of the Irish Sea and ending at Robin Hood’s Bay on the edge of the North Sea. 

August 31 to September 11, 2021

Normandy and Brittany Walk

FRANCE'S HISTORIC NORTH COAST BY FOOT

Join faculty leader Ed Steidle and walking guide Peter Watson on an adventure that takes us from the rugged coastline of Brittany to historic Normandy—along spectacular cliffs and through the bucolic countryside that caught the eye of so many of the great impressionist painters.

September 12 to 19, 2021

Opus Napoli

TREASURES OF NAPLES AND CAMPANIA

Join music professor and composer Jonathan Berger, DMA ’82, on this concert-rich jaunt through Italy’s Campania region, attending three musical performances in historic Naples, home to Donizetti, Scarlatti and Rossini. 

September 14 to 25, 2021

Northern Portugal Walk

SPRINGTIME IN A STORIED LAND

Set out on foot and learn about this tiny country’s vast history—spanning from the Neolithic era to modern times.

September 15 to 24, 2021

Tuscany Seminar

PLACES AND PLEASURES OF THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Join art historian Christy Junkerman on this autumnal exploration of Tuscan history, art, culture and cuisine.

September 30 to October 10, 2021

Sicily Walk

ISLAND CROSSROADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

With Professor Elaine Treharne and trail expert Peter Watson, explore this historic island the way the ancients did, on foot. 

October 1 to 12, 2021

Black Sea

TURKEY, GEORGIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND BULGARIA

Sail from Istanbul to colorful ports of call in Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and Bulgaria aboard the Caledonian Sky, and delve into the history, art and current political climate of the region along the way.

October 4 to 13, 2021

Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg

CAPITALS OF EUROPE

Gain unprecedented access to the frontlines of international governance while traveling beside faculty leader Christophe Crombez, PhD ‘94, a political economist who specializes in the European Union. 

October 4 to 12, 2021

Montenegro

OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE BALKANS

Explore this Balkan gem with its unspoiled beaches, stunning national parks and Venetian architecture. 

March/April 2022

Ireland

FOOD, HISTORY AND POLITICS

Delve into Ireland’s storied past, from prehistoric passage tombs to the Troubles that once plagued Belfast and Northern Ireland, then hear from local journalists about the impacts of Brexit today.

May 2022

Ireland Walk

A JAUNT THROUGH THE EMERALD ISLE

Explore the Emerald Isles with literary scholar Charlie Junkerman on a stroll across undulating woodland, through colorful towns and along craggy coastlines.

May 2 to 10, 2022

St. Petersburg

RUSSIA'S IMPERIAL CAPITAL

Visit several of St. Petersburg’s most iconic edifices, such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Peterhof Palace and the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, while Professor Norman Naimark, ‘68, PhD ‘72, provides insights on Russia’s history. 

August/September 2022

Grand European Rail Journey

FROM LONDON TO MILAN

Travel by some of the most famous modes of European transportation through four countries and seven cities, delighting in each region’s food, wine, art and architecture. 

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