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Inside American Diplomacy With the Foreign Service

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Program #18260RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.

Itinerary for Mar 1 — Mar 5, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 01 - Arrival & Registration, Orientation & Opening Pre...
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 3:00

REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, program registration begins at 4:30pm in the hotel lobby, where you will pick up your Welcome packets including your name tag and up-to-date schedule



Dinner: 6:00pm Enjoy a buffet dinner in the hotel restaurant. Begin getting to know your fellow participants and find out what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning and discovery.

Evening: ORIENTATION: Review the itinerary with your Group Leader, then enjoy an indroductory lecture on the Foreign Service.

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 02 - Expert-led Lectures / Lunch at the hotel / Aftern...
Expert-led Lectures / Lunch at the hotel / Afternoon Break / Dinner / Evening Lecture

Breakfast: Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: LECTURES: We will have two this morning, one from 9:00-10:15am and the other from 10:40am-12:00pm. There will be a short break in between

Speakers are active or retired diplomats who are experts on each topic. So that the subjects and areas being discussed will be as current and relevant as possible, speakers are not finalized until a few weeks before the start of the program

Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: LECTURE from 1:00-2:30pm

FREE AFTERNOON: You’ll have free time from 2:30-6:00pm to explore our nation’s capital on your own. We highly recommend some of the neighborhood attractions such as Washington National Cathedral, Dumbarton Oaks museum and gardens, and Embassy Row.

Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet at the hotel restaurant.

Evening: EVENING LECTURE:

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 03 - Historian guided fieldtrip of Embassy Row / Lunch...
Historian guided fieldtrip of Embassy Row / Lunch at Historic Home in Downtown Washington, Free Afternoon and Evening

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Discover the history of DC's "Embassy Row" and more on a coach guided fieldtrip through our nation's capital

Afterwards, go inside an embassy and meet with diplomats to gain a deeper unstanding of embassy functionality.

Lunch: We will enjoy lunch and a tour at the historic DACOR Bacon House in downtown Washington, DC.

Afternoon: Free afternoon & evening

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 04 - Expert Lectures / Lunch / Afternoon Lecture and o...
Expert Lectures / Lunch / Afternoon Lecture and optional film screening / Farewell dinner / Evening Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: LECTURES: Enjoy two expert led presentations

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Afternoon Lecture followed by a film viewing.

Dinner: Farewell dinner

Evening: Evening Lecture:

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, March 05 - Morning Lecture and Wrap-Up, Check Out and Lunch
Breakfast: breakfast buffet served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Morning Lecture followed by brief program "wrap up", concluding by 10:30am: Here, we’ll review program highlights, address any lingering questions.

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30pm. If you need to depart early, the kitchen staff can provide you with a simple boxed lunch to go. The program concludes with lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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