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 2015, we visited Peru, the Spoleto Festival, northern Tanzania, a Civil War tour, and Patagonia. We’re excited about the 2016 schedule and hope you are too!
Join us for an enchanting adventure into this ancient land of natural beauty, extraordinary religious sites, fascinating markets, ethnic diversity, and the age-old traditions of her peaceful population. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is an exotic destination located deep in Southeast Asia, largely unspoiled by mass tourism, and famed for the gilded pagodas and gentle, friendly, and inquisitive citizens.
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.
You’ve heard about these places for all of your life: Tian’anmen Square; the Great Wall; the Forbidden City; the Chang Tomb; the Temple of Heaven; the Longmen Grottoes; the Shaolin Temple; the Terracotta Warriors; the Xianyang Museum; the Muslim Quarter; Pingyao Ancient Town. These renowned sites are now on our schedule as we proudly announce our first trip to China!