Senior Summer School Announces Its Debut in Providence, Rhode Island

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For the first time, Senior Summer School, the “Education Vacation” program, will head to Providence, RI for a unique glimpse into colonial history and the Eastern seaboard experience. “We’ve been considering a new East Coast venue for a while, and we’re pleased to be visiting this vibrant, historical city,” notes Tina Fouts, Senior Summer School Program Director.

Eastside Steeples, Providence RI

“We pick a city... with lots of interesting and fun things to do. Then we plan an itinerary that gives a good taste of all the things that make that place so special and offers a mix of classes, events, trips and tours."

Senior Summer School, an innovative nation-wide program for active, engaged seniors interested in lifelong learning, provides vacation options that are an eclectic mix of social, educational and cultural programming and include room and board in the base program price. Fouts thinks of it as a sort of land cruise, or summer camp for intelligent adults. “We pick a city, generally one known as a college town, with lots of interesting and fun things to do. Then we plan an itinerary that gives a good taste of all the things that make that place so special and offers a mix of classes, events, trips and tours. It’s a great opportunity for seniors to travel and, to some extent, revisit ‘campus life.’”

Once clients get to the city, most meals, transportation, and other details are covered “We have a lot of repeat customers, because it’s a relaxed environment that mixes a lot of elements without much hassle. There’s some learning, some socializing, some touring and exploring. We do the work and planning, they get to enjoy the experience.”

In Providence, Senior Summer School participants will discover the heritage of this capital city, its role in the foundation of a new nation, and its place as one of the first industrialized cities in the country. They’ll explore this community’s journey, from its dramatic ups and downs to its modern rendition of an upscale, urban cultural playground, with a wealth of artistic, historical and educational sites.

Clients will tour the city, Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. They’ll visit the culinary art museum, the State Capitol Building, and the John Brown House. Through classes and field trips, they’ll consider this city’s unique history, and the impact of location, colonialism and manufacturing on the area. As well as its battle back from economic collapse to a modern, artistic and culturally significant community. Participants can opt-in for trips to Newport Harbor, Scialo Bakery, Federal Hill and the Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise.

The group will stay harbor side at the Wyndham Garden Providence, conveniently located downtown, near Brown and RISD, and known for its spectacular view and luxury accommodations.

To learn more about Senior Summer School, this program tour or others (which this year include Albuquerque, NM; Eugene, OR; San Diego, CA; and Madison, WI) please contact Program Director Tina Fouts at info(at)seniorsummerschool(dot)com or 800-847-2466, or visit seniorsummerschool.com.

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