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In addition to its picturesque beauty, Alaska’s southeast coast boasts some of the most pristine waters on earth. Voyage with geology professor Cameron Davidson through this unspoiled habitat of humpback whales, lush spruce forests, soaring bald eagles, thundering glaciers, pristine islands, and dramatic fjords. Explore the majestic Inside Passage, see the picturesque coves of Baranof Island, view up-close the sheer granite walls and spectacular waterfalls of Tracy Arm fjord, and experience local communities inextricably linked to the history of this region.
Discover the tranquil beauty, fascinating history, and rich artistic heritage of the French province of Normandy with professors Carl and Ruth Weiner while cruising on the Seine River from Paris to the historic port of Rouen.
Classics and anthropology professor Nancy Wilkie, professor emeritus of art history Dale Haworth, and music professor Lawrence Archbold will be our guides as we explore this destination rich in history, heritage, arts, and culture. From exploring its archeology firsthand to enjoying its varied arts scene and opera, there will be something for everyone on this Southwestern trip.
Walk with geology professor Clint Cowan ’83 throughout Argyll and the Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland. In Argyll, explore an old drover’s route through the hills of Loch Awe, visit the “Lost Valley” of Coire Gabhail, and delve into Argyll’s earliest history in Kilmartin Glen. Next travel to the Isle of Arran to see “Scotland in miniature” through its mountains, beaches, cliffs, farmlands, and thousands of acres of untamed forests, hills, and waterfalls
Climb the highest mountain in Africa with Associate Professor of Biology Phil Camill and Eric Simonson ’77. Composed of three dormant volcanoes, Kilimanjaro has been eroded over thousands of years by glaciers, rivers, and landslides to its present height of 19,340 feet.
Travel by wagon train with professor emeritus of geology Ed Buchwald and Bill Edwards ’56 into the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. This camping experience will feature horseback riding, wagon riding, mountain meadows, campfire entertainment, and home cooked meals from the chuck wagon.
Music in the Twin Cities
The Silk Road: Empires of Central Asia
Hawaii: World-Class Observatories and Natural Wonders
Ancient Egypt & the River Nile
Expedition to Antarctica with Iguazú Falls extension
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Rome and Sicily: Layers and Legacies