For adult travelers looking for more than sightseeing and sandy beaches, Coastal Carolina University offers travel-study programs to 17 foreign destinations. The tours emphasize learning, with opportunities for first-hand education about history, culture and customs. On-site lectures, seminars and field experiences provided by faculty escorts and in-country specialists together with "people-to-people" contacts foster an insight and understanding of foreign cultures not available on more conventional tours.
Accommodations are first class, meals are included and groups are small, allowing participants to receive individual attention and make friends. Coastal's groups average 14 participants with some groups as small as eight members, allowing for a close interaction between participants and guides.
Winter 2003 programs will be to Antarctica, Australia, Belize, Costa Rica, Egypt, Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, Italy, Kenya and Peru.
Spring 2003 programs will include Belize, Central Europe, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Spain and Turkey.
These two-week learning vacations for adults range from $2,000 to $5,000 and include meals, first class accommodations, unique learning experiences, and airfare from the tours' departure cities.
For more information about these programs, contact Peter Balsamo, dean of Coastal's School of Continuing Studies at (843) 349-2648 or visit www.coastal.edu/learn/trav.html on the Internet.