Douglas Whittle (MFA, Univ. of Florida) has led Continuing Studies educational tours to Egypt, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and many other international destinations, as well as performing-arts and visual-arts travel experiences in North America. He came to the University of Wisconsin in 2004 after spending 12 years as professor of fine art at Converse College in South Carolina. Institutions that own his artwork include The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Carolina First Bank, The Palmetto State Bank, Marriott Hotels Inc., Wofford College, and other private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Full bio»
"Educational travel with Continuing Studies has opened a whole new world for me. I've visited places I never dreamed I would and never would have tried on my own."
"A wonderful experience – I'm definitely looking forward to another trip in the future."
"The trip was remarkable and I had a wonderful time. Thank you for your extra efforts to make it so memorable and so delightful."
"Can't think of a thing that could be improved."
"Please accept my compliments and also my thanks for all the work you did to make the weekend so very, very enjoyable."
Experience breathtaking scenery and landmarks, behind-the-scenes insight from experienced guides, and world-class performances
From 4-day weekends to several weeks overseas, UW-Madison Continuing Studies educational cultural tours focus on performing arts, theatre, visual arts, history, and archaeology. These trips provide you with unique and enriching travel experiences with no planning required from you and none of the typical travel hassles along the way. We schedule plenty of free time for you to shop, rest, or pursue your own interests.
What a great year! In 2016 we visited Morocco & Paris, Burma, the Spoleto Festival, the Shaw Festival, and took a Civil War tour. We’re excited about the 2017 schedule and hope you are too!
From 1860-1865 the United States of America was locked in a bloody conflict between Northern and Southern states that would determine the future of the Union. Join UW-Madison for the last chapter of our Civil War trilogy, covering the war’s final two years in the South, but ending where it all began: at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
An extraordinary weekend of performances by some of the world's most accomplished musicians, actors, dancers, and artists. Unlike any other destination in the USA, Charleston, South Carolina comes alive for three weeks every summer for Spoleto Festival and we'll be there for an entire weekend of the best that the festival has to offer!
Long on our list of destinations, we finally visit the Emerald Isle. From Dublin all the way ‘round to Belfast, we will explore this lovely island, learning about her history, geography, and culture and discovering for ourselves the legendary welcoming spirit of the Irish people.
Join us for an always fantastic festival of theatre by a reknowned repertory company in lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Our plays this year include An Octoroon, Dracula, Middletown, The Madness of King George III, and Androcles and the Lion, among others.
From Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, from Swaziland to Hluhluwe, from Durban to Port Elizabeth, around the horn to Knysna, Franschhoek, and Cape Town, we will do as much as we can, and we will learn as much as we can about the people, the animals, the land, and the natural wonders of this incomparable destination.