Spend Your Break Traveling with CGE

Posted: October 21, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 20, 2011 at 8:35 pm

By Erin Cushing

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to take a break, look to the Center for Global Education (CGE). The center is offering exciting new travel programs for New Year’s Eve and spring break that are open to all members of the Mason community and the general public.

The New Year’s trip to Turkey and the spring break 2012 trips to Germany, Greece, and Memphis are explained in further detail below:

New Year’s in Turkey: From Dec. 29, 2011, to Jan. 6, 2012, participants will travel with CGE staff, stopping in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. Highlights include Ephesus and the Virgin Mary’s House, Roman spa ruins, and the Hagia Sophia. The cost for the trip is $1,799 and includes round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C., to Istanbul, seven nights in four-star accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, and sight-seeing tours. Contact Joelle Williams at jwilli13@gmu.edu or Sarah Mournighan at smournig@gmu.edu for more information. The registration deadline is Nov. 1.

Spring break 2012 in Germany: From March 9 to March 17, participants will travel with Mason professor Marion Deshmukh to Munich, Berlin and Potsdam. Highlights include Bavarian castles, the Olympic Stadium, the Rathaus (Munich City Hall), the Reichstag (German Parliament), and the Wannsee Conference Museum. The trip costs $2,625 and includes round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C., all lodging in double-occupancy rooms in four-star accommodations, all breakfasts and a group dinner. Contact Sarah Mournighan at smournig@gmu.edu for more information.

Spring break 2012 in Greece: From March 9 to March 17, participants will stop in Athens, Olympia, Corinth, Mycanae, Epidaurus, Delphi, Mount Olympus, the valley of Tembi and the Thermopylae Pass. Highlights include the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Old Olympic Stadium, temples of Zeus and Hera and the Macedonian Tombs. The trip costs $2,695 and includes round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C., to Athens, double occupancy rooms in first-rate hotels, daily breakfasts and dinners, entrance fees to museums and archeological sites and motor coach transportation throughout Greece. Emergency evacuation and repatriation insurance is also available. Contact Erin Mateu at emateu@gmu.edu for more information.

Spring break 2012 in Memphis: From March 10 to March 17, participants in this trip will visit the city with Memphis native and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Jack Censer and his historian wife Jane Turner Censer. Highlights include Graceland, the Rock and Soul Museum, numerous live musical performances and the National Civil Rights Museum (built on the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination). The trip costs $1,299 for double-occupancy rooms and includes daily breakfasts, a welcome and farewell dinner and hotel accommodations. Single-occupancy rooms are also available for an increased trip fee of $1,713.

To learn more about these trips and other study abroad opportunities, visit the Center for Global Education website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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