UW-Sheboygan to host information nights for 2011 Study Abroad tours
Area residents interested in exploring the picturesque Spanish countryside or the pyramids of ancient Egypt are invited to two special information nights regarding the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan’s upcoming 2011 Study Abroad tours.
The Center for Engagement Learning will host a Southern Spain Information Night on September 14 from noon to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1202. UW-Sheboygan Spanish instructor Kyle Kendall will lead the discussion and offer insight into the upcoming study abroad experience to Southern Spain January 5-14, 2011, that will be based in Seville, Spain.
Kendall, who has traveled extensively across Europe and South America, lived in Spain for three years and in Ecuador for more than two years. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Spanish and a master’s in Education. He is fluent in Spanish, including the Andalusian dialect. The information night will share important information on the Spanish language, culture and cities included in the tour.
An additional “Spanish for Travelers” course also will be offered for those planning to take the tour to brush up on their Spanish-speaking skills on Tuesdays, October 5, 12 and 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 3210.
The Center for Engagement Learning also invites interested area travelers to attend the Ancient Egypt Information Night set for October 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1202. Trip leader and UW-Sheboygan Senior Lecturer of Philosophy Dr. Richard Edwards will lead the discussion on the history and culture of this ancient land in the cradle of civilization.
“The Highlights of Egypt” eight-day tour will be offered March 18-25, 2011, and will explore the many legendary sites throughout this ancient land – from Cairo to Memphis to the great city of Alexandria. An additional extended four-day Nile River Cruise will also be offered at the conclusion of the eight-day standard tour that will take travelers to Aswan, Edfu, Esna, Luxor, Karnak and even the Valley of the Kings. Those travelers enjoying this four-day extension would return separately to the U.S. on March 29.
Dr. Edwards has lived and worked in Egypt and spends his summers teaching in the Middle East. Edwards serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of Arab-Israeli War. Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s in Divinity from Columbia Biblical Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales (UK).
An additional course entitled “Understanding Egypt’s Religious Heritage—Past and Present,” will be offered Thursdays, October 7, 14 and 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 3102.
For more information on the specifics of each tour, contact Center for Engagement Learning Travel Coordinator Valerie Graczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (920) 459-4413.
To reserve your space at either information session, one of the associated classes and for either upcoming Study Abroad tour, contact the UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Office as soon as possible at (920) 459-6617 or e-mail email@example.com.