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LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

Triumph Over the Odds: The People of South Louisiana

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Program #19992RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
South Louisiana’s history is one of resilience, survival, and triumph over the odds. The largest ethnic group, the Cajuns, are descendants of French-speaking Acadians brutally exiled from Canada in the 18th Century who eventually found a home in South Louisiana and thrived. The mixture of other immigrants over generations created a uniquely vibrant culture. Despite natural disasters including hurricanes and the worst oil spill in history, the people never give up, overcoming life’s challenges from mundane to epic with humor and a zest for living. Join us to learn their stories.


Highlights

• Learn how victims of disasters natural and man-made rebuilt their lives after displacement and job loss.
• Meet oil rig workers and take field trips to understand the challenges of offshore drilling.
• Encounter the zest for life which gets local people through hard times as you experience their music, dance, food, and humor.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a mile, standing for an extended period of time. Getting on and off bus. Field trip to oil rig requires climbing 28 steps.

Coordinated by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
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