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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Renaissance Academy Hosts Open Houses for Adult, Senior & Retiree Travel Abroad Excursions

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) announces its 2014 Adult, Senior, and Retiree Travel Abroad Open Houses in Fort Myers, Naples, and Bonita Springs, featuring exclusive concierge-style excursions to France, Sicily, and Peru. Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 29 high-end, small-sized excursions designed for the adult, senior, and retiree traveler. Through unique, custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, to experience another culture - its customs, cuisine, language, and history. 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. These excursions are limited to only 24 participants.

Attendees will enjoy refreshments, brief presentations, and full color travel brochures on each of the excursions as well as an opportunity to ask questions. The Fort Myers Open House will be held at the Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Naples Open House will be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Bonita Springs Open House will be held at the Brooks Commons Club at 9930 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs on Friday, Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Open Houses are free, but RSVP is encouraged by calling (239) 425-3272. Complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms are available online at

Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are more than 800 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 or less, and provide access to Academy programs at locations throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties.

For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at (239) 425-3272.

For further information, contact FGCU Director of Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy, John Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or

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