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America's Economic Restraints, America’s Foreign Policy, This Land is Your Land

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.

America's Economic Restraints: The Liquidity Trap, Wealth Gap and Austerity Budgeting
America's Great Recession "officially" ended in 2009, but in fact, it is still active today. The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing has been less than fully effective; an extremely large wealth gap exists; and austerity budgeting has caused large budget cuts for federal agencies and programs at the expense of the poorer 90% of Americans. Let's analyze the effect of these economic restraints and discover ways they can be mitigated.

America’s Foreign Policy: Responding to a Chaotic World
Examine and evaluate challenges to U.S. foreign policy and leadership in terms of global terrorism, economic instability, Chinese ambitions, and Middle East political turmoil as well as our military and economic dominance and internal politics.

This Land is Your Land
Experience the folk music revival and its social impact through the voices of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others who spoke through their music during times of poverty, social unrest, unionization and the civil rights movement.

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Opportunities are available for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat during the same week. Click here to see a list of all programs at Montreat.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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All facilities are in one building, with approximately 300 yards walking required; a few stairs. Outside areas are mountainous, with inclines and uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Montreat Conference Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
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