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February St. Petersburg

The US Foreign Service: Representing America Abroad
Program #8164
February 2-7, 2014
How is the United States represented abroad by its diplomats? Find out from the diplomats themselves! Accept this rare invitation to go behind doors that are usually close to the public as you meet retired Foreign Service officers and discuss the intriguing challenges they faces in pursuing American foreign policy objectives. Learn how our diplomats cooperate with the military in the international arena and communicate with citizens in other countries through “public diplomacy.”

Signature City St. Petersburg
Program #20429
February 2-7, 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.

Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Marge and Gower Champion, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine
Program #20052
February 9-14, 2014
Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks First brought together on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, Reiner and Brooks created some of the best skits in comedy history. Rediscover the works of these comic geniuses through lectures, stories and performance clips.
Marge and Gower Champion This immensely popular husband-and-wife dance team created some of the most visually stunning and groundbreaking dance scenes in movie musicals of the 1950s. Explore their lives and experience their dance both as a couple and individual performers.
Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine He was the actor/comedian of stage, screen, radio, and TV. She was the architect of his most famous material. They worked together for over four decades creating a series of American classics. Step into their lives and careers.

Law and Order: The Drama of the Criminal Justice System
Program #8115
February 16-21,2014
Begin the week with a crime created especially for you! Follow the case as it moves through the criminal justice system, from securing the crime scene to forensics to trial. Meet and learn from real practitioners in the field. Learn how defense and prosecution attorneys put together their game plans. Understand the process of selecting jurors, what judges tell them and why. It all comes together on the last morning of the program when you deliberate, reach a verdict and discuss the outcome

Mysterious China: A Voyage Without Passports
Program #6634
February 23-28, 2014
Travel to the other side of the world and join us on a journey to China, both past and present. Study with our China scholars the customs, lifestyles, myths, legends, history, politics and film. Explore China's place in the modern world and prospects for the future. End the week with a traditional Chinese meal. A genuine Chinese experience without long lines or the need to renew your passport!

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.