Journeys of a Lifetime

Discover the natural beauty of our planet, along with its wealth of human history and culture. These “journeys of a lifetime” will take us to awe-inspiring locations on every continent, covering, for example, the landscapes of Greenland, cruises on the River Nile, the historical treasures of Malta, the magnificent Persian gardens of Iran and the amazing Timkat celebrations of the Epiphany in Ethiopia.

Our journeys, which will be organized by theme, will each showcase breathtaking photography along with background information and expert advice such as how and when to visit, and how to make the most of a trip, including tips on local food and shopping. This playful, informative mix of inspiring personal narratives and intriguing facts will appeal whether you are an active traveller or you simply dream of visiting far-flung destinations.

Note: This is a revised version of Journeys of a Lifetime, from spring 2019. Valuable for both new and repeat students.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 6 Peter Langer $120.00 12 Register

What will I learn?

Week 1: Island Worlds

Week 2: Desert Realms

Week 3: Mountain Worlds

Week 4: Journeys into the heart of darkness

Week 5: Places to visit before they disappear

Week 6: River Journeys

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Discussion (may vary from class to class)
  • Papers (applicable only to certificate students)

How will I be evaluated?

For certificate students only:

Your instructor will evaluate you based on an essay, which you will complete at the end of the course. You will receive a grade of “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory.”

Textbooks and learning materials

Reading material (if applicable) will be available in class. Some course materials may be available online.

If you're 55+, you may take this course as part of

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