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UW-Eau Claire to Sponsor Central
Europe Travel Seminar July 30-Aug. 25

RELEASED: March 28, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Continuing Education/UW-Extension will sponsor a Central Europe Travel Seminar from July 30 through Aug. 25. The tour will focus on exploring and increasing understanding of the history and culture of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Latvia.

Wenceslas Square, PragueTour highlights include the following:

  • Auschwitz
  • The Stasi Museum in Germany
  • Wenceslas Square in Prague
  • The Terror Museum in Hungary
  • Concert halls and opera houses throughout the region
  • Works of the old masters of art in Dresden and Vienna
  • The great churches in Vienna Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow, and Riga
  • The pilgrimage site of the Black Madonna at Czestachowa

UW-Eau Claire faculty members Dr. Irene Lazda, professor of literature and German culture, and Dr. Paulis Lazda, professor of Central European history will serve as tour guides. They will be joined by several guest experts during the tour. Central European diplomats and academics will participate in some of the site visits and share their direct experience of history being made in Central Europe.

The estimated cost of the tour is $3,200 (double room occupancy) based upon the current U.S. dollar/Euro rate of exchange. Included in the cost are health insurance, lodging, 32 meals, entrance fees and transportation while in Europe.

To register, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension by calling 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, sending e-mail to ce@uwec.edu or visiting their Web site. Complete program information, a tentative itinerary, and secure online registration are available.

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