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Berlin: Two Pasts, One Present (May 2014)

In collaboration with Road Scholar

In the Golden Twenties, Berlin commanded center stage as Europe’s most prodigious capital of art, music and science. Following the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the city is once again at the cultural and architectural center of Europe. Experience the political life and mentality of modern Germany in expert-led lectures, field trips, and meetings with contemporary witnesses and German politicians.

Dates: May 16–24, 2014

Deadline for reservations: Friday, February 28, 2014

Program details | Itinerary (PDF)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (July 2014)

In collaboration with A.C.T

Join us for a thrilling trip to one of the most beloved theater destinations in the country!   Meet actors, rub shoulders with A.C.T. artistic staff, and play a part in an extraordinary and unique insider's experience alongside fellow theater enthusiasts.

Dates: July 17–21, 2014

Early bird registration: March 14, 2014
Deadline for reservations: May 1, 2014

Program details | Flyer (PDF)


Past Programs

The Cuban Art Revolution: Meeting the Artists and People of Cuba
(March 2013)

In collaboration with Road Scholar

In the heart of Havana, join local artists, performers, dancers and students for an intimate and insightful look at the arts, dance, and music of Cuba. Discuss the local art scene with artists and learn about art education with students and instructors. Music and dance come to life as you attend rehearsals and private performances with well-known Cuban community dance companies and musicians.

Tuesday, March 12, to Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Program details | Itinerary (PDF)

Cuba Today: People and Society (March 2012)

A special offer from the Elderhostel Institute Network for members of OLLI @Berkeley

Delve into the rich history and heritage of Cuba. In the heart of Havana and Cienfuegos, meet members of the local communities to discuss their faith, lives and, cultural traditions. Meet face-to-face with community leaders, local residents, artists and intellectuals to discuss Cuba today, and explore local landmarks that are significant to Cuba's cultural heritage. This program will be joined by Professor Alex Saragoza of UC Berkeley.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

In the 2010-11 academic year, OLLI @Berkeley expanded its programming to include week-long travel programs to Mexico. A unique partnership with the Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa in the Mexican Riviera near Puerto Vallarta offered participants both an opportunity to engage with Mexico through deepening understanding of the culture, politics, and environment, as well as world-class health and wellness resources. Scholars-in-residence included artists, writers, political scientists, historians, and medical doctors.

NOTE: The program at Tahéima is on hiatus.

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