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International House programs are listed in the spring Elderhostel Catalog under "University of California / International House." Individuals and libraries usually receive the catalog in December. To register or receive a free catalog, call Elderhostel at 1-877-426-8056. Registration begins in January and our programs are often full by April.

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Elderhostel Programs, 2003

Are you interested in exploring the role religion plays in international issues or learning more about Mark Twain? For adults who are 55 and older, participating in an Elderhostel program is a great way to return to Berkeley while enjoying excellent classes taught by university professors. Rooms, meals, and lectures are in International House.

International House alumni enjoyed being students again at the June, 2002, Elderhostel programs. Front rows from left: Jacqueline Gain Sheldon (IH 1949-'50), Rita Flicki Hose (IH 1948-'49), Ann Bokman Akers (IH 1952-'53), Emily Ament Starr (1944-'46), Judith Manelis (IH 1960-'61), Lillian Parent (IH 1942-'43), Jacob Wickham (IH 1947-'48). Back row from left: Ted Gautschi (IH/Callaghan Hall 1943-44), Jerry Bloch (IH 1959-'63), and Tom Davis (IH 1958-'59).

The Interplay of Religion and Politics Around the World
June 1-7, 2003
Religion plays a powerful role in many international issues. Explore the relationship between religion, politics, and conflict and gain insight into the perspectives that influence today's headlines. Prof. David Biale is back by popular demand with other noted experts to offer a comparative overview of the relationships between religions (Eastern and Western) and political realities, past and present. One day will be devoted to a deluxe coach trip to Napa for wine tasting, beautiful scenery, and independent lunch on Sonoma Square, home of a historic mission. The Napa trip, Berkeley museums, and a docent-led tour of the UC Botanical Garden are included. $585 for room board, classes, and activities.

Mark Twain: His Life and Times
June 8-14
The class is co-sponsored by the University's Mark Twain Project, which is home to the world's largest collection of Twain manuscripts, letters, and photos. Lectures will include Mark Twain in the West and his experiences as a businessman, family man, his correspondence, and the editing of his books. A history professor will discuss the post-gold Rush era that Twain experienced. One day will be devoted to a deluxe coach trip to Napa for wine tasting, beautiful scenery, and independent lunch on Sonoma Square, home of a historic mission. The Napa trip and docent-led tours of Oakland Museum's California history exhibit and the UC Botanical Garden are included. $585 for room board, classes, and activities.

 


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