CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
UI College of Education department sponsoring 13-day tour of Alaska
in summer 1999
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Education Office at the University
of Iowa College of Education is sponsoring a summer study program and tour
of Alaska June 1326 for educators, students and any interested persons.
The educational trip to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward, Homer, Soldotna,
Kenai, Kasilof, Halibut Cove, and Denali National Park is co-sponsored
by the North Spirit Educational Institute, an Alaska-based educational
During the 13-day tour, participants will visit state and university
museums, fisheries, and take part in other recreational activities such
as whitewater rafting. The tour is designed to help educators improve their
curriculum and better teach students about the state as well as offer fun
Tour registration, which is limited to 32 persons, ends in mid-January.
Up to eight semester hours of college credit can be earned and financial
aid is available to eligible UI students. The cost is $3,200 per person
and includes roundtrip airfare from Cedar Rapids to Anchorage, lodging,
meals, tour ground transportation, and fees to all events and sites. Payments
may be made in installments.
Interested persons should contact Paul Retish, director of the International
Education Office, N297 Lindquist Center, or call (319) 335-6289.