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Reviews, photos and videos for program: Exploring Unusual Cities: A Touch of History, a Taste of Utopia
Christina from Riverside, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/09/15
Will strongly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in learning about different cultures. This week, under the great leadership of Diane Van Wijngarden , was fabulous. It's amazing how many wonderful experiences she is able to provide in one week time . Thank you , Diane ! it could not have been better !

Diane from The Dalles, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/09/15
Excellent program with excellent leadership. This is an amazing opportunity to visit different cultural groups and learn a bit about their perspective. Unique and fun experiences.

Phyllis from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/09/15
This is a very unique and well organized program to some sites one could not visit themselves. Overall a special experience.

Kathryn from Wichita, KS Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/09/15
Great program! Great leader! Going behind the scenes with the Amish and Maharishi was a definite plus. When someone says "Iowa?", I can say it is more than corn and pigs. Kathryn

Carolyn from Lubbock, TX Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/03/14
This program is fantastic and is a perfect example of what Lifelong Learning is all about. I learned more in this week long activity than I did in some 3 hour college classes. Each of the five communities has a most interesting history. Our leader, Diane, is excellent--I cannot think of anyone else who is better prepared than she is. She truly makes each hour of each day come alive. The small number of participants was nice--I was able to get to know each one on an individual basis.


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"EVERYONE becomes Dutch at the Tulip Festival!" Uploaded By: Diane

"Very special visit with Old Order Amish family" Uploaded By: Diane

"Children learning Sanskrit in Vedic City" Uploaded By: Diane

"Vedic City, Iowa has its own currency - the Raam" Uploaded By: Diane

"Spring blossoms & thousands of tulips in Pella" Uploaded By: Diane

"A very rare peek inside Vedic City’s golden dome" Uploaded By: Diane

"Fun Storytellers in the Amana Colonies" Uploaded By: Diane

"Horse-drawn wagons take us where our bus cannot go" Uploaded By: Diane

"Group Leaders Tom & Diane at Pella's windmill" Uploaded By: Diane

"Our Amish hosts share their daily lives with us." Uploaded By: Diane

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