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Purdue's All-You-Can-Learn Buffet

Program Number: 13807RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/9/2013 - 6/15/2013; 6/14/2015 - 6/20/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Price starting at: $699.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Treat yourself to a week of classes from one of the nation's leading research universities. This course highlights practical applications of Purdue's findings in engineering, food sciences, technology, veterinary medicine, and other fields. Feast your imagination on questions such as: Should we be concerned about Asian carp and other invasives in our waterways? Is it feasible for industrial and farm waste to become sources of electricity? Should we become more involved in space exploration? What’s the latest on artificial sweeteners? Can adverse drug reactions be avoided? If topics like these whet your appetite for knowledge, come feed your mind at Purdue's All-You-Can-Learn Buffet.




Highlights

• Learn about Purdue’s cutting-edge research first-hand from experts in the field.
• Take in an afternoon concert by Purdue musicians.
• Enjoy camaraderie as you learn at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking.



Coordinated by Purdue University, founded in 1869.




West Lafayette

Home to Purdue University and its internationally renowned glee club and music organizations, West Lafayette, 65 miles north of Indianapolis, boasts a thriving cultural arts scene that features an annual street dance, as well as a jazz and blues festival.



Accommodations
On-campus residence hall accommodations with connecting bath, sink in each room. Single supplements and couples will receive a private bath.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hillenbrand Hall
  West Lafayette, IN 6 nights
 Hillenbrand Hall
Type: Campus/Dorm
  Description: Hillenbrand Hall's unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
  Contact info: Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
  Room amenities: Desk and chair.
  Facility amenities: On-site dining court.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: To Be Determined To be Determined.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: To Be Determined To be Determined.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
2:00 PM at Hillenbrand Hall on the Purdue University campus. You will be staying at Hillenbrand Hall that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast, approximately 11:00 AM. You will be staying at Hillenbrand Hall the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free on-campus parking for duration of program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Lafayette, IN
  Nearest highway: I-65 and Hwy 52.
  Nearest airport:  Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, IN.
  From End of Program
  Location: West Lafayette, IN
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

West Lafayette/Indianapolis Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Lafayette Limo
phone: 765-497-3828

 

Distance:

 

70 Miles

 

Chicago Airport - ORD

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Express Air Coach
phone: 765-743-3120

 

Distance:

 

130 Miles

 
Driving Directions
  From the North (Chicago) I-65 North to exit SR 25
  From the South (Indianapolis) I-65 North to exit SR 26.
Elevation Note: West Lafayette is located at 617 feet above sea level.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival, Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, June 9)
   
 Afternoon: Plan to arrive at Purdue University around 2:00 EST.
 Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Evening: Group welcome and orientation. Get to know your fellow participants and program staff.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: lectures from outstanding researchers
(Monday, June 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Morning: Morning class.
 Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Afternoon: Afternoon class.
 Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Evening: Special evening program TBD.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: lectures from various disciplines
(Tuesday, June 11)

Note: evening spent at local nature center with trails, bird watching, and floral displays



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Morning: Morning class.
 Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Afternoon: Afternoon class.
 Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Evening: Special evening program TBD.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: field trip to plant research farm
(Wednesday, June 12)

Note: talent show in evening



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Morning: Visit the Purdue Plant Research Farm, where you will enjoy several lectures.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Plant Research Farm.
 Afternoon: Continue your visit of the Purdue Research Farm.
 Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Evening: Special evening program TBD.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: lectures
(Thursday, June 13)

Note: banquet in evening



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Morning: Visit the lab at the Purdue School of Pharmacy and enjoy a thought-provoking lecture.
 Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Afternoon: Afternoon class.
 Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Evening: Special evening program TBD.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: attend afternoon concert
(Friday, June 14)

Note: off-campus dinner



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Morning: Morning class.
 Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Afternoon: Afternoon concert.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court or off-campus.
 Evening: Special evening program TBD.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Departure
(Saturday, June 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.
 Morning: Independent departures after breakfast. Check-out by 11:00 AM.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Lafayette, IN Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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