Italian expert and languages and literature professor Guiliana Marple in early May led a tour of 15 people on a journey into the heart of Italy for the U’s Go Learn program. The group stayed in the 14th century Palazzo Dragoni in Spoleto; learned local Umbrian culinary secrets and tasted the local wine; made a trek to Francis of Assisi’s home town; went on a truffle hunt in the woods of Montelucco; and walked through the Vatican. Now, if that doesn’t whet your appetite…
“I believe that the immersive nature of cultural exchange remains one of the most effective mediums for the learning and growing process for everyone,” says Marple. “I encourage faculty members at the U to lead and guide groups for the Go Learn program. Let us be the educators who maintain a passion for our field and see it is as its own reward to teach our specialty while traveling.”
In September, Stephen Trimble, an award-winning writer and professor at the U’s Honors College will teach a week-long writing and photography workshop titled Tutored by the Land, in Montana’s Centennial Valley. In early October, Kirk Jowers and Lindsay Zizumbo, with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, will take a group to Washington D.C. for an Inside the District tour prior to the presidential election this fall.
Go Learn, Continuing Education’s newest program, encourages faculty-led travel and learning experiences for adult learners of the general community. All faculty who would like to create exceptional learning experiences while traveling may contact Go Learn’s director, Christoph Dressler, with their ideas. Read more about Go Learn here.