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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Inside American Diplomacy With the Foreign Service (3 Night)

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Program #20545RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Apr 27 — Apr 30, 2014

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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, April 27 - Arrival & Registration / Orientation & Opening Pr...
Afternoon: Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 p.m.
Registration: After you have your room assignment, program registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the hotel lobby, where you will pick up your arrival packets including your name tag and the most up-to-date schedule that we'll review during orientation this evening.

Dinner: Enjoy a full 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: After dinner, you'll have an informative overview of the program plus an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll review the updated schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Orientation will last approximately an hour. Following orientation, enjoy an introduction to the Foreign Service, embassies, the Department of State, and the work performed by diplomats around the world. Our particular focus in this program is U.S Foreign policy as it relates to Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Turkey and more.

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, April 28 - Expert Presentations/ Free Afternoon / Evening Pr...
Breakfast: Enjoy a full buffet breakfast including an array of cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, and hot and cold entrées in the hotel restaurant. They begin serving at 7:00 p.m.

Morning: This morning we’ll enjoy two topical presentations, with a short break in between. Presenters 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 program; however, you can expect the speakers in this program to address some or more of the following: U.S. foreign policy, Arab Spring, Turkey & European Union, and more.

Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Follow up and expand on the morning discussions with another presentation led by one of our experts. Then, enjoy free time 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: Buffet at the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Hear from another Foreign Service expert on a topic of current interest followed by a film, typically documentary-style and related to the subject of the program. Films generally last 1-2 hours.

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, April 29 - Embassy Field Trip / Expert Presentations / Eveni...
Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel restaurant. Depending on the morning travel schedule, time for breakfast may be a bit shorter than usual. If that is the case, the coordinators will let you know the previous evening.

Morning: Board our bus for a field trip to a foreign embassy. In this program, we might visit the Embassy of Turkey, Egypt, or the Kingdom of Morocco. Trip sites will be determined a few weeks before the program commences.) There are more than 170 foreign embassies in Washington, D.C. Embassies usually comprise of several facilities. An embassy "residence" is the ambassador's official home, while the "chancery" is where diplomatic offices are located. Other facilities might include a separate office for cultural or military attaché or for consular operations. Whether an embassy or the headquarters of a special interest group, we will meet with officials who will tell you how they represent the interests of their nation or organization.

Lunch: Buffet at the hotel.

Afternoon: Take in two lectures led by experts who will share their personal experiences of working in the Foreign Service. Then, enjoy a few hours to explore the city on your own, talk with new friends or just relax.

Dinner: Buffet at the hotel.

Evening: Continue your studies of the Foreign Service with another expert-led topical discussion.

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, April 30 - Expert Presentations / Wrap-up Session / Program ...
Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Enjoy a final lecture led by one of our experts. Then, we'll review the highlights of what we've learned, address any lingering questions, and invite ideas from the group for improvement of the program. Hotel check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Lunch: Our closing lunch will begin slightly later than usual, at approximately 12:30 p.m. If you need to depart early, the kitchen staff can provide you with a simple boxed lunch to go. The program concludes with lunch. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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.

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Included
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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips

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