Journeys & Discoveries
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Experience breathtaking scenery and landmarks, behind-the-scenes insight from experienced guides, and world-class performances.
High-quality language and culture instruction in many world languages for conversation, travel, or business.
Journeys and Discoveries
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
― Ursula K. Le Guin
Explore the world with classes in history, art, languages, writing, and more
Journeys often have itineraries, yet we can rarely guess all that we’ll learn along the way.
Take Charles Darwin, for example. He visited the Galápagos Islands in 1835 as a naturalist on a five-year sea voyage. But it wasn’t until over 20 years later—in 1859—that he published On the Origin of Species, a text that fundamentally changed the way we understand the world.
Make some discoveries of your own this year. Whether you are learning a language for a trip abroad, exploring the world through a history class, or sharing an epiphany in a writing course, Continuing Studies can guide you.
Where will your journey take you?
Emeritus Faculty Lectures: Eloquence and Eminence
Celebrating over 25 years of award-winning lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship. This lecture series is free and open to the public, with no registration required. Sunday afternoons 2-3pm in the Pyle Center, followed by refreshments.Program and registration details
Tuesday Morning Booktalks
Join other book lovers at the downtown Madison Public Library for exciting discussions of world literature. Extensive handouts provided.Program and registration details