A New England Primer:

The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts

June 15-21, 2015

Join us for an Infosession on March 11 at 6:00PM
Room UC-114
! Call 920-929-1155 for details.

From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join our small group of travelers June 15-21, 2015 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some of the planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail with local historian Charlie Bahne; discovering Margaret Fuller’s and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s connections to Boston and Cambridge; enjoying an exclusive lecture by Dr. Robert Gross, a national authority on Concord, the Minutemen, and the Transcendentalists; and visiting such literary sites as Hawthorne’s The Old Manse, Emerson’s home, Alcott’s Orchard House, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Learn of the shifts in nineteenth-century Protestant theology as you visit Concord’s First Parish Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, and travel to Fruitlands, the site of a nineteenth-century utopian society. We have also set aside plenty of time for you to explore Boston and Concord on your own, enjoy the cuisine, and simply relax in these historic locales. 

Duration: Seven days, six nights, space is limited to 16 travelers
Price: $2,295*/person Double occupancy (if paying by credit card, add an additional 3%).

Cost includes round-trip airfare; lodging- 3 nights at the Colonial Inn, Concord, and 3 nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Fanueil Hall; ground transportation while in Massachusetts; tour admissions; expert tour guides & guest lecturers; grab-n-go daily breakfast while in Concord; and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Upon approval, students may have the opportunity to earn credit through Independent Study, contact Teri Mattek for information.

*subject to change in case of airfare increases beyond our control, or if participant flies to Boston from another location other than departure city of Milwaukee. If paying by credit card, add an additional 3%.

For lodging information visit Colonial Inn in Concord and the Hilton in downtown Boston

New England Flyer
New England Itineary
New England Tour and Bios
New England Registration Form(Required for Registration)
New England UW-FDL USR June 15-21, 2015 (Required for Registration) 


BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!

Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (3 credit hours NS/LS)

Start planning now for your 2015 summer of fun and learning!

We are offering one trip this year: July 15-21, 2015 (open to current college students, and high school juniors and seniors, community members) 

Join us for one of our info sessions, Tuesdays, Feb. 10 and March 10, Room S-112!

This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Course includes online orientation and introduction, snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions, as well as learning about Sea Turtle Biology.

For more information call the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155

Registration Information

View the video from Summer 2012

Summer 2015 Brochure

The Costa Rica trip scheduled for May 27-June 4, 2015 has been cancelled.

For information on other Study Abroad opportunities please visit

Chicago for a Day!

Saturday, April 25, 2015: 7:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Spend the day in Chicago enjoying your favorite museum, The Magnificent Mile, or downtown Chicago. The route will include The Chicago Art Institute, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and Water Tower Place. We will leave the UW-Fond du Lac North Parking Lot at 7:15 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Register early as the bus fills quickly!!

Fee: $54 ($49 if you register online). (Museum admissions and meals are not included.)

You will receive a confirmation email or letter from the Continuing Education office 7-10 days prior to departure. There are no refunds on tours.

 Required form:
After registering, please print and complete the Liability Waiver and mail to:
UW-FDL Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935


Explore the World with UW Colleges

Summer 2014 Academic Study Abroad Programs

Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome college students and community members to join our educational adventures to Ghana, Japan, Peru, China, Argentina, Germany, and Canada. Our short-term programs are led by experienced professors and facilitators with expertise and passion for the subject. Make your next trip the learning experience of a lifetime with UW Colleges. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, and several meals.

For more information visit: