fun ideas for
from Dr. Jeremy Lewis.
(Under construction by Jeremy Lewis; last revised 28 Dec '01.)
NO representation is made that ANY of these ideas might become reality!
(perhaps Easter break), anyone?
Public Affairs Club
Term ideas from Dr. Jeremy Lewis.
A Week in Washington DC (2002).
Dr. Jeremy Lewis.
Minimum 10 Students, maximum 25.
In the second week of Jan Term, students will fly to Washington DC Sunday for a week of touring the Smithsonian Institution's museums and art galleries, and briefings from guest speakers from politics, economics, law and international relations.
Costs: private transport to Montgomery or Atlanta airport (TBA), R/T flight to Washington, shared room in hotel in Washington, meals and pocket money. Rough estimate: under $500 per person.
Optional extension: World Affairs Council of America conference on "The Future of the Americas", Jan 16-19, 2002, including top-level speakers from North & South American governments: ministers, representatives, ambassadors, experts. Conference registration is $350 and hotel is $125 per double room/night. Includes: receptions, luncheons, Latin American cultural evening, some tours. "Buses and security provided" by WACA.
Required: professional attire (jacket & tie or equivalent)
for some events. For WACA conference, good academic record and permission
"Windsurfing Conditions. Aruba offers the most consistently reliable wind in the Caribbean with average year-round wind speeds in excess of 20 knots, often increasing to 25 – 30 knots during spring and summer. Flat, shallow water will offer excellent beginner sailing inside the reef, while more advanced sailors enjoy the “blue highway” offshore for speed sailing. The wind builds from ideal learning conditions in the morning to blasting winds for more advanced sailors in the afternoon. The beach is located directly across the street, and windsurfing gear is rigged and ready to go with all sail and board sizes to choose from."__
Skiing in Colorado: better for experienced skiiers.
We will fly to Colorado Springs and take a bus to Breckenridge or an equivalent high-quality ski mountain. Dr. Lewis will demonstrate basic techniques beforehand, you will read a lively illustrated text, and there will be equipment rentals and beginners' lessons included. Warm clothes and goggles essential, physical fitness required, but no experience necessary. The high altitude may not be suitable for asthmatics. The vertical drop (size of longest ski runs) is around 3,000 feet, with glorious packed powder snow.
Costs: in addition to warm clothing and $25 goggles; R/T flight (about $300) and ground transport ($50), share of hotel room ($60/night), meals ($30 /day), ski rentals, lessons ($15 /lesson) and lift tickets ($35 /day), pocket money.
Skiing in the Smokies: better for beginners.