Educational Travel & Tours

Travel - Experience - Discover 

From day trips to week-long excursions UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education tours focus on literature, performing arts, theatre, visual arts, food, theology, history, and more. Our trips offer exceptional and enriching travel experiences with no planning needed from you! We build in plenty of free time for you to enjoy the destination, its shopping, its restaurants, or pursue your own interests at your leisure.

Domestic Travel
Day Trips
International Travel 


 Domestic Travel


A New England Primer:

The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts
June 15-21, 2015

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 Itinerary

New England Registration Form

New England Primer Tour Leader Bios

 For trip information contact: Jane Donlon, 920.459.6617 or



 Day Trips



Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour Bucktown/Wicker Park, Chicago - May 14, 2015 

Get an insider's view of these Chicago gourmet 'hotspots' as you explore the historic, culturally rich, art-filled streets of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. All food tastings, enough for a hearty lunch, are included in the tour price. Delicious food specialities served on the tour:

Regiser for Food Tour!

Delicious food specialties are served on the Bucktown & Wicker Park Food Tour (subject to change):

  • George's Hot Dog's:The #1 rated Chicago-style hot dog "stand" and family-owned restaurant (established 1948)
  • Hot Chocolate:James Beard Award winner and Chicago's top-ranked pastry and dessert restaurant (established 2004)
  • Goddess & Grocer:Gourmet foods delicatessen & purveyor of local, organic and artisan groceries (established 2004)
  • Sultan's Market:Middle-Eastern cafe serving authentic falafel, shawarma & babaghanoush (established 1985)
  • Piece:New Haven-style pizzeria, restaurant and international award-winning beer brewpub on-premise (established 2001)
  • iCream:Customizable and instantly-created ice creams, sorbets and yogurts made on the spot (established 2008)

When tour is over, the remaining time is on your own to shop and explore the area.

NOTE: There is a lot of walking on this tour but all fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tours take place rain or shine.

Travel date: Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Time: Departs UW-Sheboygan 7:45 am and return at approximately 7:00 pm; Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15 am, returns at approximately 7:30 pm.
Fee: TBA. Includes transportation and guided taste tour. Group size is limited so register early.
Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Sheboygan and UW-Manitowoc, and Jane Donlon, UW-Sheboygan.


Explore the World with UW Colleges


Discovering the Emerald Isle - Ireland 2015

Join us as we experience the history, culture and landscape of the Emerald Isle on this 10-day tour.  

Ireland - the name conjures a land shrouded in myth and legend, steeped in tradition, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. But as connected as the island is to its past, it has contributed so much to the modern world through literature, art, and music. A visit to Ireland is a visit to the past, and a new view of the present. Ireland is the one place on earth that heaven has kissed with melody, mirth, meadow and mist.

Departure dates:  Sunday, May 24 - Tuesday, June 22015

(Departs UW-Manitowoc to O'Hare International Airport)
Fee: $3,850 (based on double occupancy)   / Single room supplement:  $640 (updated)
Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, and former UW-Manitowoc Dean, Dr. Roland Baldwin.

For information on the Ireland Trip, contact Jane Donlon at 920-459-6617 or


2014-15 Study Abroad Programs: Costa Rica - Nicaragua - Belize  -  Argentina -  Ghana - Germany 
Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome community members like you to join our educational adventures. 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, several breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Germany 2015

Berlin, Germany: One City, Many Worlds
Journey to the vibrant, optimistic capital of this fascinating country in the heart of Europe. Behold the drama of a region that experienced monarchy, democracy, National Socialism, communism, and democracy again, in only 70 years. Feel the burden of war, the paranoia of police states, the exaltation of liberation, and the awe of inspired art and architecture. Trip includes travel to beautiful Leipzig and literary Weimar.
POL 160 – Comparative Politics – 3 credits – Summer 2015
Travel Dates
Departure: June 9, 2015
Return: June 18, 2015
Dr. Dylan Bennett, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Estimated Program Cost
$3,550 (includes all program expenses including airfare, lodging, all in-country transportation, breakfast (to include welcome and farewell dinners), entrance fees, insurance, instruction, and study abroad administrative application fee). No additional tuition fees. Price subject to change pending increases in airline arrangements, surcharges and fees.

Out of Pocket Personal Cost
1) Passport which costs $140 (plus $25 execution fee) if you don't already have one;
2) international Student Identity Card (ISIC) which costs $22;
3) immunizations if you choose to get some prior to travel; and
4) spending money such as a handful of meals, souvenirs, calling cards, etc. Estimate $200/week.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015
A $500 deposit is due upon application. Please make the check payable to "UW-Manitowoc"
Contact Jane Donlon for additional information at 920-459-6617 or


For a complete list of travel opportunities, registration forms, and the most up-to-date information, please visit the UW Colleges Study Abroad website.