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6 Days | 5 Nights
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. 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.
Cajun cooking is renowned worldwide for its delectable flavors and distinctive spices. Learn to cook Cajun as you explore the history of this “country” cuisine and the culture that gave it birth. Participate in four cooking classes taught by local chefs/cooks at the University of Louisiana's fully-equipped A/C facilities (and possibly a local cooking school), learn to make classic Cajun dishes as well as updated dishes made with local ingredients. We’ll also take field trips to specialty markets and see how boudin, a favorite sausage, is made. We’ll dine out at area restaurants — rustic and refined — and enjoy authentic music. Sure to be a memorable highlight: an excursion into the exotic Louisiana swamp!


• Participate in three cooking classes taught by local chefs and cooks as you learn to make classic Cajun dishes and updated versions made with local ingredients.
• Take field trips to specialty markets, see how boudin — a favorite local sausage — is made, and dine out at restaurants rustic and refined.
• Enjoy authentic music and even take an excursion into the exotic Louisiana swamp!

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Standing up to several hours at a time with breaks during cooking classes; seats available if needed; sessions include time to enjoy foods prepared. Walking during field trips, mostly from bus to study sites; some standing to watch boudin making.

Coordinated by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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