Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

35th Annual Dickens Universe: MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT and AMERICAN NOTES

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

CA

Interest

Literature

Price Range

$700 - $1000

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #4650RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Campus sits on a hill above town. Uphill walk from parking area.

Equipment Requirements
Bring most recent Penguin edition of Drood, and Oxford Classics edition of Moonstone with you. If you're driving, you may also want to bring items for your comfort, such as favorite pillows, blankets, hangers, an alarm clock, and a flashlight.

Itinerary for Aug 4 — Aug 10, 2013

Expand all
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: All housing is in shared apartments. All apartments share a bathroom, kitchen, and common living room. Kitchens are functional (stoves and fridges) but do not include dishes or cookware. Bedrooms have desks, lamps, Ethernet hook-up (bring your own cable) and phone connection. All beds are twin. Free wi-fi available.

Contact info:
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
phone: 831-459-2103
web: dickens.ucsc.edu

Room amenities: Dresser, lamp, ethernet connection (bring your own cable), heater. No AC because weather is very temperate. We like to say we have "natural" air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Campus has swim/rec facilities for a nominal daily charge, located about 1/2 mile across campus. Some apartments have beautiful view of Monterey Bay. While the apartments are large and comfortable, these are NOT hotel rooms or vacation rentals. There are no TVs, radios, telephones, or microwaves.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the apartments.

Additional nights before: $100.
You may arrive early to attend "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012." Please contact the Dickens Project at dpj@ucsc.edu for more information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 04 - Registration, then Dinner, followed by Post-Prand...
Registration, then Dinner, followed by Post-Prandial-Potations (free refreshments). Welcome by John Jordan, evening lecture, followed by film.

Note: Registration at College Eight.

Afternoon: Registration 2-4 PM.

Dinner: Dinner 5-6:30 PM.

Evening: Post-Prandial Potations 6:30-7:30 PM; Welcome and Lecture 7:30-9 PM; Film screening 9-11 PM.

Lodging: College Eight -UCSC

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: All housing is in shared apartments. All apartments share a bathroom, kitchen, and common living room. Kitchens are functional (stoves and fridges) but do not include dishes or cookware. Bedrooms have desks, lamps, Ethernet hook-up (bring your own cable) and phone connection. All beds are twin. Free wi-fi available.

Contact info:
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
phone: 831-459-2103
web: dickens.ucsc.edu

Room amenities: Dresser, lamp, ethernet connection (bring your own cable), heater. No AC because weather is very temperate. We like to say we have "natural" air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Campus has swim/rec facilities for a nominal daily charge, located about 1/2 mile across campus. Some apartments have beautiful view of Monterey Bay. While the apartments are large and comfortable, these are NOT hotel rooms or vacation rentals. There are no TVs, radios, telephones, or microwaves.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the apartments.

Additional nights before: $100.
You may arrive early to attend "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012." Please contact the Dickens Project at dpj@ucsc.edu for more information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 05 - Breakfast at 7:30, then a very full day of lectur...
Breakfast at 7:30, then a very full day of lectures and seminars. Victorian Tea at 3:00. The evening lecture is followed again by the film.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. afternoon talk 3:45-5 PM.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM, along with book and t-shirt sales; lecture 7:30-9 PM; Film screening 9-11 PM.

Lodging: College Eight -UCSC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: All housing is in shared apartments. All apartments share a bathroom, kitchen, and common living room. Kitchens are functional (stoves and fridges) but do not include dishes or cookware. Bedrooms have desks, lamps, Ethernet hook-up (bring your own cable) and phone connection. All beds are twin. Free wi-fi available.

Contact info:
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
phone: 831-459-2103
web: dickens.ucsc.edu

Room amenities: Dresser, lamp, ethernet connection (bring your own cable), heater. No AC because weather is very temperate. We like to say we have "natural" air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Campus has swim/rec facilities for a nominal daily charge, located about 1/2 mile across campus. Some apartments have beautiful view of Monterey Bay. While the apartments are large and comfortable, these are NOT hotel rooms or vacation rentals. There are no TVs, radios, telephones, or microwaves.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the apartments.

Additional nights before: $100.
You may arrive early to attend "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012." Please contact the Dickens Project at dpj@ucsc.edu for more information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 06 - Another full day. Special guest entertainment in ...
Another full day. Special guest entertainment in lieu of evening lecture.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. afternoon talk 3:45-5 PM.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM; lecture 7:30-9 PM; Film screening 9-11 PM.

Lodging: College Eight -UCSC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: All housing is in shared apartments. All apartments share a bathroom, kitchen, and common living room. Kitchens are functional (stoves and fridges) but do not include dishes or cookware. Bedrooms have desks, lamps, Ethernet hook-up (bring your own cable) and phone connection. All beds are twin. Free wi-fi available.

Contact info:
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
phone: 831-459-2103
web: dickens.ucsc.edu

Room amenities: Dresser, lamp, ethernet connection (bring your own cable), heater. No AC because weather is very temperate. We like to say we have "natural" air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Campus has swim/rec facilities for a nominal daily charge, located about 1/2 mile across campus. Some apartments have beautiful view of Monterey Bay. While the apartments are large and comfortable, these are NOT hotel rooms or vacation rentals. There are no TVs, radios, telephones, or microwaves.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the apartments.

Additional nights before: $100.
You may arrive early to attend "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012." Please contact the Dickens Project at dpj@ucsc.edu for more information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 07 - No lecture this evening, so you can go into town,...
No lecture this evening, so you can go into town, catch a performance of Shakespeare, or just rest and relax.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. afternoon talk 3:45-5 PM.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM; early film screening 8 PM. FREE EVENING. Great opportunity to see performance by Shakespeare Santa Cruz, go into town, or just relax.

Lodging: College Eight -UCSC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: All housing is in shared apartments. All apartments share a bathroom, kitchen, and common living room. Kitchens are functional (stoves and fridges) but do not include dishes or cookware. Bedrooms have desks, lamps, Ethernet hook-up (bring your own cable) and phone connection. All beds are twin. Free wi-fi available.

Contact info:
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
phone: 831-459-2103
web: dickens.ucsc.edu

Room amenities: Dresser, lamp, ethernet connection (bring your own cable), heater. No AC because weather is very temperate. We like to say we have "natural" air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Campus has swim/rec facilities for a nominal daily charge, located about 1/2 mile across campus. Some apartments have beautiful view of Monterey Bay. While the apartments are large and comfortable, these are NOT hotel rooms or vacation rentals. There are no TVs, radios, telephones, or microwaves.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the apartments.

Additional nights before: $100.
You may arrive early to attend "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012." Please contact the Dickens Project at dpj@ucsc.edu for more information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 08 - Evening lecture followed by the incredible, edibl...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. afternoon talk 3:45-5 PM.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM; lecture 7:30-9 PM; Grand Party for everyone, hosted by Friends of the Dickens Project, 9-11 PM.

Lodging: College Eight -UCSC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: All housing is in shared apartments. All apartments share a bathroom, kitchen, and common living room. Kitchens are functional (stoves and fridges) but do not include dishes or cookware. Bedrooms have desks, lamps, Ethernet hook-up (bring your own cable) and phone connection. All beds are twin. Free wi-fi available.

Contact info:
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
phone: 831-459-2103
web: dickens.ucsc.edu

Room amenities: Dresser, lamp, ethernet connection (bring your own cable), heater. No AC because weather is very temperate. We like to say we have "natural" air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Campus has swim/rec facilities for a nominal daily charge, located about 1/2 mile across campus. Some apartments have beautiful view of Monterey Bay. While the apartments are large and comfortable, these are NOT hotel rooms or vacation rentals. There are no TVs, radios, telephones, or microwaves.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the apartments.

Additional nights before: $100.
You may arrive early to attend "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012." Please contact the Dickens Project at dpj@ucsc.edu for more information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 09 - Auction to Benefit Friends of the Dickens Project...
Auction to Benefit Friends of the Dickens Project, followed by Victorian Dance. John Jordan announces the book for 2014.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Faculty symposium 1:30-3 PM and again at 3:30-5 PM. Open to all. Faculty discuss research in Victorian Studies.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Announcements, Auction, Dessert Party and Victorian Dance (with 6-piece band and instructor) 6:30-11 PM.

Lodging: College Eight -UCSC

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 10 - Departures after breakfast.
Depart From: Departures after breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors CouncilPhone: 831-425-1234
For additional information, visit: www.scccvc.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Currently selected:Prices Starting At:

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768