Prepare for Spring/Summer Trips with Travel and Culture Classes


It’s the start of a new year and a great time to start planning your 2018 adventures. Deciding where to go is just the beginning. The real fun starts when you get into the planning and research phase that will determine the what, where and when of your travel itinerary. Our World Languages program has a variety of Travel and Culture classes that will provide you with a host of activity ideas, travel tips, and language practice to help you get the most from your experience. Taught by travel experts, these classes are perfect for those looking to get an insider’s guide to seeing and doing everything on your bucket list. Check out these classes to get ready for the upcoming spring/summer travel season:

Mandarin for Travelers

Preparing for a trip to China? This interactive class is the perfect choice for travelers to a Mandarin speaking country who would like to learn basic tourist Mandarin to enhance their travel experience. Bon voyage.

Start Date: 2/17 – 3/17 | Sessions: 5 Saturdays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Instructor: Lixia Gan | Register

Ireland Beyond the Usual

The Emerald Isle has a long and fascinating history. We will investigate sites beyond the usual, and look at some popular sites from a different viewpoint – the viewpoint of the Gaels. All eras of history will be represented. Whether developing your own itinerary for a journey or imagining a trip to Ireland from the comfort of home, we hope you’ll join us!

Start Date: 2/24 | Sessions: 1 Saturday 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Instructor: Geoffrey Sammons | Register

Survival French for the Traveler

“Parlez-vous français? Oui!” Anyone can learn the basics of the French language in just three hours. Learn to pronounce challenging French sounds, exchange greetings, order popular dishes and wines from a French menu, and receive valuable cultural tips to ease interaction with the locals. This class is for beginners, shy travelers, and those who have heard countless stories about the “French attitude.” Your instructor has taught French for 15 years and is an experienced Paris traveler.

Start Date: 2/24 | Sessions: 1 Saturday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Instructor: Parisa Behzad-Pour | Register

Last Updated March 7, 2018