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The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring

Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is an enduring celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for an enriching adventure of classes, lectures and expert-led excursions.
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Program No. 1713RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,229
New York

The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring

Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is an enduring celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for an enriching adventure of classes, lectures and expert-led excursions.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,229
Program No. 1713 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & PRICES

No shuttle
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Accommodation Details
Excludes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
Roundtrip airport transfer
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Accommodation Details
Includes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
May 16 - May 21, 2021
No transfer 1,229
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,319
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
No transfer 1,229
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,319
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
No transfer 1,229
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,319

DATES & PRICES

No shuttle
Details
Accommodation Details
Excludes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
Roundtrip airport transfer
Details
Accommodation Details
Includes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
May 16 - May 21, 2021
No transfer 1,329
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,419
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
No transfer 1,329
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,419
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
No transfer 1,329
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,419

At a Glance

Since it began as an educational experiment in 1874, Chautauqua Institution has grown into a mecca for lifelong learners. Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York, the Chautauqua Institution is known for its bustling summer season. This unique Chautauqua experience takes place in “off-season” of fall and spring, and it lets you and your fellow Road Scholars get the grounds mostly to yourself. Enjoy exclusive Road Scholar courses while staying on the institution’s peaceful, scenic grounds. During your stay, explore exciting themes such as art, music, literature, science, politics, religion and more. Get ready for the educational opportunity of a lifetime!
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Shuttle service to classes and entertainment.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Participate in a variety of stimulating classes and lively lectures with distinguished experts.
  • In the afternoons, pick from a range of activities like nature walks, yoga or a discussion with a political analyst or scientist.
  • Relish in evening entertainment such as jazz and classical performances, improv comedy, a cappella choirs and more!

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Airport transfer at added cost.
Featured Expert
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Kaye Lindauer
Kaye has studied and taught psychology, literature and theology over the past 45 years. She focuses on combining these disciplines in order to bring new dimensions of understanding to the world's great stories (mythology, fairy tales, bible stories). For more than 30 years, Kaye Lindauer taught graduate and adult education courses in storytelling and literature at Syracuse University. Kaye continues to conduct weekend retreats for adults in storytelling and personal development, freelance storytelling, conference speaking and instructing for adult education programs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Suzanne Aldrich View biography
Suzanne Aldrich is a year-round resident of the Chautauqua area. An affable and skilled Group Leader, she is a board member of the Chautauqua Bird Tree & Garden Club. Suzanne has been an executive in the Girl Scouts organization and served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and Germany.
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Greg Ferro View biography
Greg earned his doctorate at Pennsylvania State University. He was a nominee for best teacher in America by the Disney Corporation in 2002 and, in July 2009, he presented four lectures at Penn State on U.S. foreign policy. Greg has been interviewed numerous times on local radio and television, and authored an article published in Education Magazine. He has been teaching with Road Scholar at Chautauqua for many years, and remains one of our most popular lecturers.
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David Horne View biography
David is the Minister of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown and a retired private school educator. He previously held several roles at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. He received his degree in international affairs from Lafayette College in 1978. He began his teaching career in 1984 at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. After four years, he moved to Madrid to teach English as a second language. He returned to teach in Washington, DC before moving on to Tabor.
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Ruth Gerrard Cole, an Ohio native, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology and English. Beyond her degrees, she has three additional years of graduate work in gifted education and curriculum and in religious studies. In her career 33-year career, she taught in public schools for 31 years, two years at Youngstown State as well as a summer at the College of Wooster. Her specialties are composition, American literature, English language history and Shakespeare. Ruth published her master’s thesis on Shakespeare’s histories.
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Kaye Lindauer View biography
Kaye has studied and taught psychology, literature and theology over the past 45 years. She focuses on combining these disciplines in order to bring new dimensions of understanding to the world's great stories (mythology, fairy tales, bible stories). For more than 30 years, Kaye Lindauer taught graduate and adult education courses in storytelling and literature at Syracuse University. Kaye continues to conduct weekend retreats for adults in storytelling and personal development, freelance storytelling, conference speaking and instructing for adult education programs.
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Durwood Swanson View biography
Durwood Swanson is the go-to expert for walking and bus explorations of the Chautauqua grounds, able to summon up facts at a moment’s notice. For instance, he’ll go into great detail to tell you when electricity arrived in Chautauqua (off and on between 1877-1908, he’ll explain). A former elementary school teacher and principal, Durwood is an enthusiastic and informative Group Leader.
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Carol Crolle View biography
Carol Crolle is a retired teacher who specialized in Gifted and Talented Education. Employed by the U.S. Department of Education as a tester, Carol works during the Chautauqua summer season in the Welcome and Information Center. She has been a colorful Road Scholar Group Leader for several years.





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