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UNT Insider | July 2010 Issue | Travel-Learn program offers inspiring, educational travel

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Travel-Learn program offers inspiring, educational travel

Southern Coast of Chile

Southern Coast of Chile

A new Travel-Learn Program from UNT’s Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning will offer trips highlighting the university’s programs and the expertise of its faculty. The first few trips have been organized, with plans to offer six to eight per year.

Participants will be able travel in small-group tours, limited to 15 to 20 people, with UNT faculty serving as travel hosts. All Travel-Learn trips have been built around the expertise and knowledge of UNT faculty while giving travelers customized itineraries that combine leisure and sightseeing with educational and cultural enrichment.

Participants can travel to Ireland Oct. 18-26 to learn about literature from David Holdeman, chair of the Department of English, and attend One O’Clock Lab Band performances at the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork.

Travelers will journey to Chile Jan. 6-15 with Warren Burggren, provost and vice president for academic affairs. While there, they will learn how UNT scientists and students and their University of Magallanes partners link biological and cultural conservation with social well-being through the sub-Antarctic biocultural conservation program to help protect one of the world's last remaining wilderness areas.

Participants of this 10-day tour of southern Chile also will attend the inauguration of the Cape Horn Field Station, the world's first field station in environmental philosophy, science and policy. The field station is managed through a partnership between Chilean and U.S. institutions coordinated by the University of Magallanes and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity in Chile, and UNT in the U.S.

A trip to Israel is scheduled March 31-April 10 with Richard Golden, director of the Jewish studies program, to give travelers an opportunity to explore ruins of the ancient Roman world and to experience Tel Aviv.

A theatre trip to New York is scheduled for April 2011 and Dallas and Fort Worth tours are in the planning stages.

For more information on the UNT-focused trips, visit Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning or contact Dianne Gibbons, manager of the Travel-Learn Program, at 940-565-3482 or

Buddy Price with UNT News Service can be reached at

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July 2010

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