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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Richard from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
The Foreign Policy program is especially helpful in reviewing and catching up on what has been happening in various parts of the world.

Ernest from North Manchester, IN Number of programs attended: 40
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
It was a fascinating program consisting of foreign service personnel who shared from their experience. One got insights into US relationships with other countries. Chautauqua, NY, was a charming setting that contributed to the appeal of the program. Each day was packed with information and association with other Road Scholars.

Cynthia from HOCKESSIN, DE Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
Great location, fascinating experienced foreign service officers and ambassadors and their spouses shared a very different perspective on recent history in the context of world history and America's place in the world. I attended with my husband, my 83 yo mother and her friend and we all had a good time -location lends itself to outdoor activities if you are willing to seek out -swimming , boating , fishing etc

Peter from Schroon Lake, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This program is held in a beautiful setting and it attracts people who are interested in learning about world affairs. There were about 100 participants, but since we were divided into 3 groups everyone had an adequate opportunity to ask questions and otherwise interact. This program was excellent and many who attended had come more than once.

Karen from Waukegan, IL Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
I found the program enormously interesting, informative, challenging, and stimulating. The speakers and participants are equally fascinating people; I learned much from all of them. The setting of Chautauqua Institution is a marvelous, unique little world, and the Athenaeum Hotel is old fashioned elegance and comfort managed by a friendly, top-drawer staff. I would love to return.

Betsy from Barker, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
This was a fantastic program that provided in depth information. A beautiful venue and very engaged participants. Thank you for providing such high quality presenters!

Robert from Poland, OH Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
We have attended this foreign affairs program four times over the past decade. There has been very little duplication of content from one time to the next. The world's hot spots change from year to year, and these programs have been responsive and timely.

Ellen from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 41
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
The Foreign Service program at Chautauqua was an experience of a lifetime with challenging speakers, historic surroundings, fabulous food, and stimulating participants.

J. David from Old Greenwich, CT Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
This is a wonderful way to get an informed "insider's" view of so many of the issues facing our world today! So many more things make some sense to me now that did not before I attended this program.

Susan from Oneonta, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
I was so impressed with the presenters. Their knowledge of world affairs is extensive. They were at ease talking about many areas of the world, not just the ones they worked in. This was such a stimulating week that I hope to take another similar course in the future

Joel from Hellertown, PA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
Great Program. The presenters were knowledgeable and interesting. The food was wonderful too good I gained weight. Being at the Atheneum Hotel and the Chatauqua was a great experience.

Jana from Courtice, ON Number of programs attended: 43
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
Fascinating lectures by retired experts from the Foreign Service. Comfortable rooms, delicious food, wonderful people. What more could anyone want? Loved every minute of it. Jana Schuelke (one of the 6 Canadians.)

Sandra from Sewickley, PA Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
This was an excellent program in a beautiful setting. It was my first opportunity to be in the company of members of our Foreign Service community. I look forward to being able to participate in another program like this.

Owen from Riverside, CA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
The Foreign Policy program was excellent and anybody who has any interest in what is going on overseas will find it educational and meaningful.

Gwendolyn from Fairview Heights, IL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I was awed by the quality, intelligence, and knowledge of the former Foreign Service officers who presented and led discussions. I was equally impressed by their spouses, who were likewise very knowledgeable and who, in several instances, gave very interesting descriptions of the personal/family side of the Foreign Service. The Athenaeum Hotel was lovely, the setting was spectacular, and the meals were terrific.

Floyd from Alexandria, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
This is an excellent program for people who want an excellent introduction to foreign policy in areas that are currently in the news and affecting the United States.

Sue from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
Road Scholar would benefit from greater outreach to the African American community. Diversity is essential for your program.

Louise from State College, PA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I attended a fall program in Chautauqua on foreign policy. The lecturers were Foreign Service retirees, including two former ambassadors. The lectures were excellent and I enjoyed the accommodations and meals in the historic Athenaeum Hotel set right beside the lake. Really highly recommend this program.

Michael from Village Of Lakewood, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I found the Chautauqua facilities, staff, service and food excellent. Our presenters were good but I found last falls meeting more educational. A couple of these retired officers were advocating positions I do not agree with so this years program was more political and less informative.

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