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LSU Academic Programs Abroad, OLLI to Host Tour Program

Attendees can visit culturally significant sites abroad; informational session on Thursday

04/09/2013 11:00 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad, in partnership with LSU Continuing Education’s Osher LifeLong Learning Institute, or OLLI at LSU, is pleased to announce the first of LSU’s Lifelong Learning tours program.

 

The program, which begins this summer, will allow OLLI members and other interested persons the opportunity to tour cultural and historically significant sites abroad with an LSU faculty tour guide. Each 10-day tour includes ground transportation, 3-star or better lodging, breakfast and other meals, as well as admission to attractions, museums and cultural sites.

 

The first tours to be offered this summer are:

  • Scotland’s Treasures (July 4-13): a tour of Scotland, visiting major cultural and historic sites with a special focus on Scottish history. Site visits include Edinburgh Castle, the Old Course at St. Andrews, Loch Ness, and Iona Abbey (birthplace of Scottish Christianity).
  • Inside the Third Reich (July 28-Aug. 7): a tour of WWII Germany, led by an LSU WWII historian. Site visits include Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Gestapo Headquarters, and the Dachau Concentration Camp.

 

A special information session for anyone interested will be held on Thursday, April 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 1240 of Pleasant Hall on the LSU campus. For more information visit www.lsu.edu/studyabroad or contact Kevin Kelly of LSU Academic Programs Abroad at 225-578-6801 or kjkelly@lsu.edu.

 

Academic Programs Abroad is LSU’s study away office. APA maintains nearly 400 partners and programs worldwide for LSU students, including international exchanges, domestic exchanges and faculty-led summer programs. Most APA programs accept federal financial aid and TOPS, making them a fun and wise investment that is equally affordable.

 

OLLI at LSU encompasses several chapters serving the greater Baton Rouge area, the Felicianas, Assumption and Ascension parishes and Eunice. Founded within LSU Continuing Education in 1995, the program has more than 1,300 members and last year conducted almost 200 programs, attracting 3,300 course and special event registrations. Recent OLLI courses included “The Criminal Justice System,” “Le ti' Goutte de Vin: Tasting Louisiana Wines,” “Acrylic Painting Techniques” and “Written in Stone: Exploring Vertebrate Fossils.”  For more information about OLLI at LSU, call 225-578-6763 or visit http://www.outreach.edu/OLLI/.

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