6881
Chautauqua
Foreign Policy with the American Foreign Service Association
Alongside ambassadors and foreign service officers, explore the complex issues of U.S. diplomacy, enjoying lectures, gaining insider knowledge.
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Program No. 6881RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Chautauqua, NY
D
Athenaeum Hotel

Activity note: Hotel check-in is available from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: 3:00-5:00 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. We will gather for a welcome reception before dinner.

Dinner: In the Athenaeum Dining Room, our buffet offers choices such as beef, poultry, a fish selection, a variety of vegetables and salads, as well as breads and desserts. Beverage choices include milk, coffee, iced tea and lemonade; beer and wine available for purchase.

Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. We will then divide into smaller groups for introductions and more detailed information about the program and our group schedules. Morning class sessions are from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-12:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions are 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. (No afternoon sessions on Wednesday and Friday.) Each group will rotate through all the scheduled presentations. Shuttles are available to and from classes. Time has been reserved in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own. Please note that indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

DAY
2
Two Morning Classes, One Afternoon Class
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Activity note: This is a representative schedule. Each group will rotate through all the scheduled presentations.

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room, the extensive buffet breakfast includes hot and cold cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, egg dishes, pancakes or French toast, breakfast potatoes, a choice of meats, and an assortment of breads and pastries.

Morning: Two Morning Classes: 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-12:00 p.m. Chautauqua has had a collaborative educational relationship with the American Foreign Service Association for many years. Each AFSA program for Chautauqua features retired diplomats who address subjects of contemporary significance. Lectures are always followed by Q & A. These speakers “cover the world” in terms of their expertise and experience.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room, enjoy a buffet with selections such as daily soup specials and as a variety of salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

Afternoon: Afternoon Class: 2:00-3:30 p.m. We resume with the AFSA diplomats.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: Entertainment.

DAY
3
Two Morning Classes, One Afternoon Class
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Two Morning Classes.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Afternoon Class.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: Entertainment.

DAY
4
Two Morning Classes, Free Afternoon
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Two Morning Classes.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: There will be a non AFSA presentation today. The remainder of the afternoon is free to enjoy a variety of informal, independent activities, from nature walks to history strolls, scavenger hunt, walk the labyrinth, or simply explore the Chautauqua bookstore.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: Entertainment.

DAY
5
Two Morning Classes, One Afternoon Class
Chautauqua, NY
B,L,D
Athenaeum Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Two Morning Classes. Established in 1924, AFSA is the professional association and labor union of the United States Foreign Service with more than 16,000 dues-paying members and 31,000 active and retired Foreign Service employees of the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

Lunch: In the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Afternoon Class.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner complete with carved prime rib, and all the trimmings, and a favorite to all, the Athenaeum famous Sundae Bar for dessert.

Evening: Entertainment.

DAY
6
Final Morning Class, Wrap-up Panel, Program Concludes
Chautauqua, NY
B,L

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 10:00 a.m. Please see “Travel Details” for information about transfers.

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Final Morning Class: 8:30-10:00 a.m. followed by a final panel wrap-up with Q & A from 10:30-11:30, The AFSA presenters make closing comments, and give the participants the opportunity to ask final questions.

Lunch: Pre-ordered boxed lunches will be provided for all participants. You are welcome to have it at hotel or take it with you. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and we look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!