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Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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April-May St. Petersburg

Signature City St. Petersburg
Program #20429
April 6-11, 2014
Experience the new vibrancy of Florida’s “sunshine city.” Begin with a motor coach excursion highlighting public art and scenic Tampa Bay. Learn about the city’s growth through interactive exhibits at the Museum of History, examine works of art from antiquity to the present at the Museum of Fine Arts, and explore the magnificent new Salvador Dalí Museum, a beacon of the downtown arts scene. Observe a glass-blowing demonstration and be awed by the new Chihuly Collection of glass art. At Sunken Gardens, encounter a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city, and discover the theatrical community’s vitality on a behind-the-scenes experience at a professional theater. Gain a new appreciation for St. Pete’s rich history and culture.

The French Experience
Program #9234
April 6-11, 2014
Bienvenue! Welcome to France — without the travails of international travel. Explore the great French culture through its art, architecture, music, literature and cuisine. Learn about the great age of French cathedrals, the inventiveness of novelists such as Flaubert and Zola, and the stage works of Molière. Survey the wine regions and then take part in a wine tasting session. End the week with an authentic French meal.

Sailing for Beginners
Program #8024
April 27-May 1, 2014
Experience the freedom and pleasure of sailing in this small-group adventure. Begin with an overview of sailing fundamentals before going dockside to become familiar with the boats — 23-foot to 27-foot “day sailers” known for their stability. Each boat is skippered by a qualified sailing instructor with 4-5 participants serving as crew. Instruction is in easy stages to ensure comprehension of the basics before getting out on the water. Then, with the wind in your sails, enjoy cruising under expert guidance. Come prepared for a delightful adventure!

Convenient Locations

St. Petersburg
St. Augustine
Celebration (Orlando)


Featured Program

The Thrill of Flight
Program # 16190
Dates: January 12-17, 2014

To fly, to soar into the heavens has captivated people since Icarus mythologically put on wings and flew toward the sun. Learn about the many ways flight has impacted our lives and see what’s behind the thrill (a mixture of excitement and fear) that almost everyone experiences the first time they feel the rush of takeoff and look out the window of an airliner at the receding earth below. Return to the beginning of scheduled air travel when in January 1914, the very first airliner flew from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Explore the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft. Tour the award-winning Tampa International and a small private airport. Hear pilots and flight experts bring to life the history of aviation and the triumphs of famous aviators and speculate on the future of flight. Learn more.