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FGCU Renaissance Academy Hosts Travel Abroad Open House

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University hosts the 2011 Travel Abroad Open House, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Academy's 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples location. The Academy will present its exclusive 2011 excursions to Guatemala, Spain, England, Italy and Croatia.

The open house is free, but RSVP is required by calling (239) 434-4737. Attendees will hear brief presentations on each of the excursions, and have an opportunity to meet the tour leaders. Refreshments will be served. Complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms are available online at or by calling (239) 434-4737.

Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 16 high-end, intimately sized, concierge-style excursions abroad. Through unique, custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, to experience another culture –its customs, cuisine, language, and history - and to delight in conversation and laughter with fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels; most meals and gratuities; private English-speaking guides; deluxe motor coach transportation; and all entrance fees.

Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are more than 550 affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors, and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties.

For more information, media representatives should contact John Guerra, director of FGCU Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4838 or

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