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UW-Eau Claire to Sponsor Central
European Travel Seminar July 28-Aug. 23

RELEASED: Jan. 30, 2008

OratkoyEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Continuing Education/UW-Extension will sponsor a Central European Travel Seminar from July 28 through Aug. 23. The tour will focus on exploring and increasing understanding of the history and culture of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Tour highlights include the following:

  • Auschwitz/Birkenau
  • Remnants of the Berlin Wall
  • 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
  • Jewish cemetery in Prague
  • The pilgrimage site of the Black Madonna at Czestachowa

UW-Eau Claire faculty members Dr. Irene Lazda, associate professor of foreign languages, and Dr. Paulis Lazda, professor of history, will serve as tour guides. They teach courses on German language, literature and culture and Central European history, respectively, and this is their 25th year leading the tour. 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 $3,350 (double room occupancy). Included in the cost are lodging, two meals/day; entrance fees, transportation in Europe, tour guides, and health insurance. Airfare to and from Europe is not included.

To register, or for more information contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension at 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), e-mail or visit their Web site.



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