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LSU Alexandria offering travel course

Released: 01/20/2005

Imagine standing on the exact spot where Monet painted some of his famous works or having a drink in a bar frequented by Ernest Hemmingway.

Now picture yourself visiting the picturesque gardens where Maria and the von Trapp children danced or stepping inside the Swiss castle that Walt Disney used as a model for “Sleeping Beauty.” Imagine the somber and powerful feeling of touring the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, which has been preserved as a memorial to the victims of Nazi horrors.

These experiences and more are possible through LSU Alexandria’s spring Travel Course 2005. Though campus-sponsored, the trip is open to members of the community who are not affiliated with the university.

The 12-day trip abroad is scheduled for May 17-28 and costs roughly $3,500 per person, depending on the participant’s choice of overnight accommodations. The cost pays for airfare, lodging, daily transportation, admission to sights, tips and two meals a day.

The trip will take travelers to Venice, Salzburg, Munich, Dachau and various points in Switzerland.

LSU Alexandria students can attend for college credit. Community members who sign up can enjoy the benefits of guided tours and camaraderie with fellow travelers – all at a reasonable price.

The travel course has been in place some 15 years. Some of the LSU Alexandria professors scheduled to attend the upcoming trip have been there before, and they are willing and eager to share their knowledge with first-time visitors.

The deadline to submit an application, supporting documentation and full payment is Thursday, Feb. 10.

For more information or to obtain a registration package, contact LSU Alexandria Continuing Education at 473-6495, or send an e-mail to learn@lsua.edu.