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LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

The Cajun Experience in Music, Food, and Dance

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Program #5629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Richard from Naples, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/31/14 - 04/05/14
This program was fun! Five stars!

Gearaldine from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/17/14 - 02/22/14
I learned a lot in this program--didn't realize that I knew so little about Cajun people. The entire experience was great.

Barbara from Lafayette, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/14 - 02/22/14
Fabulous program! Music, dance, food! Learning about Cajun culture. What's not to like? 5 Stars.

Joan from Fort Washington, PA Number of programs attended: 29
Date attended: 02/03/14 - 02/08/14
A wonderful experience. The personal nature of some of the presentations was captivating. This program truly lived up to the description, and I'd love to come back and repeat it.

Kathleen from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 01/13/14 - 01/18/14
Our friendly, funny and knowledgeable host (Patti) was the perfect guide to Cajun Country.

Mary Ryan from Birmingham, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/13/14 - 01/18/14
The Cajun Experience is so much fun, besides being so interesting! There is not a dull moment in the entire program!

Victoria from Bradenton, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/02/13 - 12/07/13
This was our first Road Scholar Program and we certainly picked well. Lots of fun as we learned many new things every day about how the Cajuns survived expulsion from Acadia and saved their culture and history in music, food and story. Every activity was enjoyable and every lecture enlightening. A superb group leader added to the experience. During this program we were already looking at which one to sign up for next!

Charlene from Temperance, MI Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 11/04/13 - 11/09/13
This is a wonderful program that gave me history and information about a place and its people. Learning about the Acadian culture was like visiting a foreign country. I am recommending this program to anyone I think would be interested in attending it. Great job Patti and the presenters!

Dominic from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/04/13 - 11/09/13
This was a wonderful , informative and fun program. Every part of the trip was interesting and the hotel and space allotted to our meetings was comfortable. I think this trip was a good value and a nice way to spend some time in the deep south.

Bonnie from Saline, MI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 11/04/13 - 11/09/13
This program was excellent, very informative with great presentations. I would recommend this program to my friends, I loved it.

Ray from Peoria, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/04/13 - 11/09/13
this program was interesting, educational & a lotta fun. i recommend it highly. take this program!

Scott from Fort Smith, AR Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/06/13 - 05/11/13
This is one of the real bargains in the Road Scholar catalog. We thoroughly enjoyed the lectures, the field trips, the music, the dancing and the food. Don't plan on dieting during this week, but the indulgences are well worth it. We'd recommend this program to anyone who's as curious as we were about this unique and delightful part of the country.

Ruth from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/06/13 - 05/11/13
If you are thinking of a Road Scholar trip in the United States you will be very surprised at how informative, interesting, and how much fun the Cajun Experience in Music, Food, and Dance program in Lafayette, LA can be.

Tom from Geneseo, IL Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 05/06/13 - 05/11/13
The Cajun Experience ... is a wonderful experience in cultural immersion. The history, music, dance, food and culture was a delightful program. It was scholarly enough to be stimulating and homey enough to be fun and friendly.

Faye from Chesterfield, VA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 02/18/13 - 02/23/13
I had thought this trip would be 'a poor stepchild' compared to the following New Orleans trip. It wasn't. This trip was absolutely wonderful!! I give it my highest recommendation. (And I have been on about 30 'road scholar' trips!)

Betty from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/18/13 - 02/23/13
I have always enjoyed Road Scholar programs. The quality has ranged from good to excellent.... never less than I expected.

Susan from Fort Myers, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/18/13 - 02/23/13
This was a marvelous program, with unusual activities and wonderful food! Great exposure to Cajun history and culture, with speakers who shared their family histories, to enrich our understanding of Cajun life, past and present.

Leslie from Winnsboro, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/12/12 - 11/17/12
Thoroughly enjoyed our first experience with Roads Scholar! Gained a totally new perspective and deep appreciation of the Cajun culture and its people. We never could have had this delightful, thorough, or engaging experience on our own. Especially loved the down home expertise of all the presenters.

Elaine from Bainbridge Island, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/22/12 - 10/27/12
Program was fun and interesting because Patti was enthusiastic and informative.

Britta from Victoria, BC Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/22/12 - 10/27/12
This program was not only fun and informative, it was also a great value for the price! The ULL Ragin' Cajun team members, from program leader Patti to all the presenters and the bus drivers were happy and proud to share their region and culture with us. The food was good, the music was great and we even saw a gator on the swamp tour.

Louetta from Quinlan, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/22/12 - 10/27/12
Wonderful program! Instructor and speakers were knowledgable and very proud of their Cajun culture. The history they shared with us was very interesting. Food was plentiful, music was toe-tapping, dancing was so much fun. Patti is a real gem and a great asset to Road Scholar and ULL.

Lanell from Pooler, GA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/24/12 - 09/29/12
I just attended this program and found it everything I had hoped for. I choose Road Scholar programs because I find more of an educational focus than other group tours. I enjoy the diversity of people that attend these programs and the chance to meet local people. I'm already looking for a program for next spring.

Aida from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/24/12 - 09/29/12
I had great expectations about this Road Scholar Program and they were greatly fulfilled. I enjoyed myself very much and felt I learned much about the subject presented. The people that participated in this program were very friendly and compatible and seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.

Gene from Dunlap, IL Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 05/07/12 - 05/12/12
A very educational program introducing participants to the Cajun culture and their way of life (viz., food, music, social life, etc.) The history of the Acadian expulsion and migration from Nova Scotia to the U.S. was most interesting to those of us that had only limited knowledge of this tragic "event". Speakers on present day "Cajun" life, Louisiana history, Cajun food and cooking, the current economy in LA, etc. were well qualified and good presenters. The meals and restaurant choices were varied and gave us a good exposure to local food choices. The lodging (Marriott Courtyard) was very adequate and well located. Drug stores, restaurants, etc. were nearby by but not within easy walking distance. (The airport was also nearby.) We achieved our "educational" objectives with this program and rate it high on our list of past programs attended. The experience has motivated us to want to visit SW Louisiana again and "explore" on our own.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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