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 


Upcoming FREE Lectures and Information about Savannah Music Festival and Boston/Concord Trips

Monday, November 3, The Savannah Music Festival
Time: 6PM-7:30pm
Mondays, November 10 & 17, Boston and Concord
Time: 6-7:30pm 
Location: Mead Library

 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





Chicago Food Tasting, Cultural Walking Tour
 Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Gold Coast & Old Town"


One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings – Our guided Gold Coast and Old Town Food Tour visits seven Chicago food tasting locations within the epicurean hot-spot Near North area. Mouth-watering food samplings, enough for a hearty lunch, are served from “mom and pop” specialty food stores and one-of-a-kind ethnic eateries. Stops include Chicago’s first sushi and sake cafe, an authentic Polish bakery and Chicago’s top rated Chicago-style Deep Dish pizzeria. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. See all Tasting Locations to the right.

Historic & Cultural Experience – Between tastings, you’ll experience the life of a Chicagoan as you stroll the bustling tree-lined streets of Chicago’s celebrated Near North neighborhoods of the Gold Coast and Old Town. Our enthusiastic, local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, beautiful gardens, historic mansions, backdoor venues, hidden parks and exciting local attractions and restaurants.

(Departs UW-Manitowoc campus, stop at UW-Sheboygan, and then off to Chicago)

When your 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.

Date:  Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15am, return at approximately 9:30pm

Fee: $119 Includes transportation and guided taste tour. Group size is
limited so register early!

Regiser for Food Tour!

Delicious food specialties are served on the Gold Coast & Old Town Food Tour (subject to change):

  • Lou Malnati's: Iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizzeria, lounge and sit-down restaurant (established 1971)
  • Delightful Pastries: Authentic Polish-European bakery serving pastries, pierogies and pies (established 1998)
  • Kamehachi Old Town: Chicago's first Japanese-style restaurant, sake cafe and sushi bar (established 1967)
  • The Fudge Pot: Chicago's oldest chocolate confectioner, butter toffee & home-made fudge shop (est. 1963)
  • The Spice House: World-famous merchant of hand-prepared spices, blends and artisan seasonings (established 1957)
  • Old Town Oil: America's premiere supplier of aged balsamic vinegars and 100% extra-virgin olive oils (established 2007)
  • Tea Gschwendner: Chicago's leading specialty loose Green, Black, Oolong and White teas merchant (est. 1978)
  • La Fournette: Authentic French Bakery owned by Master Baker and World Baking Champion (est. 2009)

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.

Rainforest & Reef:  Tropical Ecology of Belize
Special Topics in Biology)

March 21- 28, 2015
$500 deposit due with application by October 15

Students will receive three UW Colleges credits of BIO 298 (NS/LS) – Special Topics in Biology – Spring 2015. The online component of the course will include six sets of readings and questions to be completed during the first half of the Spring 2015 semester. These assignments are intended to establish a baseline knowledge about the habitats the students will be visiting and investigating.  The travel portion of the course will take place over spring break. During the first half of this seven-day visit to Belize, students will learn about the plants, animals and ecology of the Belize rainforest through guided hikes and field investigations. The second half of the trip will take place on South Water Caye, a pristine island along the Belize barrier reef and part of a UNESCO Heritage Site. During the stay at South Water Caye, students will conduct marine investigations on the reef and begin independent research projects. Lab write-ups and a formal research project report will be due before the end of the term.
Contact Jane Donlon for additional information at 920-459-6617 or


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.