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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.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival offers a cinematic feast popular with Hollywood and situated amid both seaside splendor and Oscar’s golden allure. Unique, diverse and high caliber films will be analyzed and discussed in class with an expert professor from the University of California Santa Barbara. Join us as the lights go down and the soundtrack begins.


• Enjoy seven different films and analyze and discuss them in this seminar-style course.
• Focus on the role of film in culture, filmmaking techniques and cinema as global art form.
• Hear the story of the "Flying A Studios," California's first movie studio, built in Santa Barbara in 1910.

Program Notes

Program runs Sun-Fri morning. Festival begins previous Wednesday, ends the following Saturday.

One of our most popular events, this program is limited to 150 participants, with some activities divided into smaller groups.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day. Electric shuttles operate on downtown section of State Street during daytime hours.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

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Feb 2 — Feb 7, 2014 waitlist only  

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
7 Performances


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