Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Looking beyond the classroom

We all---or at least, many of us--are returning to campus this week. Certainly, the traditional classroom has its advantages, like familiarity. It's kind of like an old shoe. One thing's for sure, though--there are a lot of non-traditional learning opportunities out there, some of which will take you far beyond the US. You can check out one of them here. The catch is that if you are on the youngish side, you will need to convince an older friend of yours to agree to go. The minimum age for at least one of the participants is 55, but the 55-year-old can invite you along, and both of you will have a great time. The range of programs is virtually limitless, from walking in France to art in New Mexico to the new Europe, the states of the former Soviet empire. The quality of the programs and participants is very high...I recommend it highly.

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