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Program #2764RJ
20 Days | 19 Nights
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.
Carol from Nashville, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/26/13
I participated in this excellent program last summer. You could not ask for a better value. Accomodation is excellent for singles, because you are in an apartment with three other girls, but each of you has her own room, so you have friendships going on, plus your own space. The teaching aspects are wonderful, as are the field trips. On our trip, we had a little mixup in Quebec City which caused some consternation over the excessive walking. The program was challenging for me because the dorm was downhill from the classroom building, but it didn't kill me to do this walking. Swimming is available, but I did not find time for it. The food was frankly terrible, barely edible, don't know why, as the people serving it are very nice. Many people go year after year. I would be tempted due to the value, but the field trips would be repetitive. Good value, do it once regardless of what level of French knowledge you have.

Sheila from Richland, MO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/26/13
The best part of this program was meeting a lot of interesting people, both participants and staff. An absolute beginner, I did not learn much French, however. The only way to be successful in the beginner class was to already know French, a conundrum. The living quarters, four bedroom apartments, were clean and well maintained. The buildings are built to keep out cold, however, and the tiny bedroom windows were not up to the hot, sticky weather we experienced for a number of days. (When they say bring a fan, they're not kidding--no AC.) I had envisioned "French immersion" as our being in a closeby community of shopkeepers and restaurants. There was only a mall, a 20-minute walk. The field trips were fun, if only for a change of scenery. Most tours were in French only. A lot of time was spent getting to and from and getting meals in transit for almost 60 people. I think this program has problems. That said, I must tell you that there were lotts of repeat customers. RS could provide better pre-trip info. For instance, I would have liked to know that one can use US dollars, getting Canadian in change. (Do not change money at the airport!)

Sherry from Upper Marlboro, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/26/13
This was my first Road Scholar adventure, and it was a wonderful experience for me.i appreciated all the time effort and planning that was an integral part of the French Immersion program at the UQTR. I am already planning to attend next year.

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19 nights of accommodations
45 meals: 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners
28 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
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