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Upcoming Trips

Browse Our Upcoming Trips and Travel Dates -- Now Updated!


Trip Two: January 26–30, 2018 

Optional G.o.T. Extension: January 23–26, 2018


Trip Leader: Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Director, Institute for the Science of Origins; Director, Center for Educational Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics


‌Escape to exotic Iceland. From steamy hot springs to world-class spas, magnificent malls to art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore. Travelers will explore the culture of Reykjavik, the Great Geysir, glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and icecaps. The combination of remarkable natural features with art museums, theaters, an opera house, and a symphony orchestra offers a rejuvenating experience for all tastes and interests.


For more information, contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or


D‌ownload Brochures:

March 5-16, 2018


Trip Leader: Patricia Princehouse, Director, Program in Evolutionary Biology; Outreach Director, Institute for the Science of Origins


Go on a Tanzanian safari during the Great Migration (Arusha ∙ Tarangire ∙ Lake Manyara ∙ Ngorongoro Crater ∙ Serengeti)


Travel with Case Western Reserve University alumni, family and friends on this custom-designed journey of a lifetime into the majestic natural wonder that is Tanzania.  Behold the timeless phenomenon of the extraordinary Great Migration by land and air - the best and most comprehensive way to experience one of Earth's most incredible natural spectacles.  Here, cycles of rain and renewal dictate the foraging patters of over one million wildebeest, 500,000 zebra and vast herds of Thomson's gazelle and Cape buffalo that instinctively gather and migrate in pursuit of food and water while preyed upon by lion, cheetah and leopard.


Cost & Inclusions:

$8,295* (early booking rate through June 26, 2017)

$8,795* (regular price after June 26, 2017)

*double occupancy

Singles are available on request for an additional $1,000


Download Brochure: Tanzania Brochure 


For more information, contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or 

May 21-June 2, 2018


Join historian Rachel Sternberg and philosopher Kevin Houser for a trip of a lifetime in Greece!  Explore ancient civilization and culture, visit major monuments and museums, and discuss the philosophical beginnings of modern thought and ethics. (*Kevin Houser’s participation is contingent upon a minimum of 15 participants.)


Highlights include:  Athens, the Argolis, Crete, Santorini, Corinth, Mycenae, and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion!


Double occupancy $5,799

Single occupancy $6,299



  • 4 star accommodations
  • airport transfers upon arrival and departure (if arriving with group)
  • entry fees to all sites and museums on itinerary
  • welcome and farewell dinners, breakfast daily in all hotels
  • in-country transportation


Download the trip brochure: Greece: Beaches and Ruins



RACHEL STERNBERG, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Certificate Program at Case Western Reserve University

Sternberg holds a B.A. in archaeology and history from Cornell University, an M.A. in classics also from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in Greek from Bryn Mawr College. Her monograph, Tragedy Offstage: Suffering and Sympathy in Ancient Athens, was published by University of Texas Press in 2006, and her edited volume, Pity and Power in Ancient Athens, by Cambridge University Press in 2005.  Sternberg’s courses include Greek Civilization, Greek History, Classical Mythology, Women in the Ancient World, Elementary Ancient Greek, Sophocles, and Xenophon. She is interested in the history of emotion, emotional discourse and moral rhetoric, and the reception of the classical tradition in the age of Jefferson. She is writing a book on how Athenian humane discourse relates to modernity’s Human Rights.  For the past several years, she has hosted annual tours of Greece for CWRU undergraduates and lifelong learners of all ages.

KEVIN HOUSER, Beamer-Schneider SAGES Teaching Fellow in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University

In 2015, he received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington. Research specialties include ethics/moral philosophy, empathy and moral emotions, epistemology, market ethics, and the work of Emmanuel Levinas. Current projects include an in-service series (for Case Western) on cross-disciplinary ethics instruction, an expansion of the APA/Marc Sanders Prize Essay “Empathy Re-Moralized,” and a chapter for the upcoming (2017) Oxford Handbook of Emmanuel Levinas titled “Levinas and Analytic Philosophy: Towards an Ethical Metaphysics of Reasons.” Present work proceeds from a conviction, contracted from Levinas, Stanley Cavell, and Robert Brandom, that the common quests to find reasons to be ethical and/or to derive ethical authority from practical reason, are both backwards. Ethics is not best understood as an expression, result, or residue of the rational. Rather, there is a prior pre-reflective ethical relationship which makes reasoned thought possible.


For more information or to register, please contact Michelle Miller at 216.368.8745 or

June 3-11, 2018


Trip Leaders: Catherine Scallen & Kenneth Ledford


Experience and discover the rich art and history of Holland and Belgium. 


Double occupancy $5,349
Single occupancy $6,349


Download the trip brochure: 2018 Holland & Belgium Brochure


For more information contact Michelle Miller at 216.368.8745 or email

June 3-12, 2018


Trip Leaders: Alan Rocke, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor Emeritus of History, CWRU and Annie Pecastaings, Lecturer, Department of English, CWRU


Travelers take a gourmet tour of Burgundy and Alsace with the experts. This exploration will compare and contrast the two regions’ foods, wines and historic sites.


Double occupancy $4,849

Single occupancy $5,849


Download the trip brochure: 2018 France Gourmet Gastronomy Brochure



For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or

June 25-July 4, 2018


Trip Leader: Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU


Explore Jewish Poland's 1,000 year history, its tragic loss and surprising cultural revival. A fully custom tour designed to immerse travelers in complex history and to celebrate the resurgence of Jewish life today. Through expert guides, travelers will experience Poland in new ways.


Double occupancy $5,845
Single occupancy $6,835


Download the trip brochure: 2018 Poland Brochure


For more information, contact Michelle Miller at 216.368.8745 or email