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It is often said that “travel broadens the mind”. Whether you are an armchair traveller or are planning a trip of your own or, our course will unveil the secrets of some of the world’s top destinations. And best of all you don’t have to travel far to find us as our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport. Be part of the WEA community!

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Discovering Catalan Language and Culture

Catalonia, in the northeast of Spain has its own traditions and the Catalan language, spoken by more than 8 million people, is a symbol of identity for Catalans. Although Catalonia is a small region, geographically speaking, it has many particular traditions such as Castellers (human towers), Correfoc (fire-runs) or Cagatió (the Catalan Santa Claus... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Catalonia, in the northeast of Spain has its own traditions and the Catalan language, spoken by more than 8 million people, is a symbol of identity for Catalans. Although Catalonia is a small

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29 Sep

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French Pilgrim Paths

Throughout history, from all over Europe, pilgrims have walked to the saint’s tomb at Santiago de Compostela, passing by and stopping at other shrines along the way. Due to its size and common borders with so many other countries, France was the ideal place for pilgrims to gather for the long journey to Santiago. The French cities that provided... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Throughout history, from all over Europe, pilgrims have walked to the saint’s tomb at Santiago de Compostela, passing by and stopping at other shrines along the way. Due to its size and common

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12 Oct
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Persian Language and Culture 2

This course is an introduction to Persian Language and Culture for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use, who has already passed Persian 101. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to strengthen general basic comprehension and communication... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>This course is an introduction to Persian Language and Culture for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use, who has already passed Persian 101. Students will

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16 Oct

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Baltic Cities: St. Petersburg

Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by the history, art and architecture of the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Peter & Paul Fortress or keen to explore the growing underground art and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by

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19 Oct
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This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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Rapa Nui People & Culture: The Secrets of Easter Island

The enigmatic Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Located over 3700km from Chilean coast, this remote volcanic island is an archaeological treasure, which for generations has puzzled scientists, archaeologists and historians alike with mysteries surrounding its colossal stone moais, which are the lasting legacy of this... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The enigmatic Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Located over 3700km from Chilean coast, this remote volcanic island is an archaeological treasure, which for generations

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26 Oct
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This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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Baltic Cities: Riga & Tallin

Medieval trade across the Baltic Sea was dominated by members of the Hanseatic League. Many cities rose in importance and gained prosperity as attested by beautiful churches and merchants’ residences. Two of these important port cities attracting thousands of tourists were Riga in Latvia and Tallinn (formerly known as Reval) in Estonia. Today, both... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Medieval trade across the Baltic Sea was dominated by members of the Hanseatic League. Many cities rose in importance and gained prosperity as attested by beautiful churches and merchants’

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02 Nov
$39 Limited

<p>Medieval trade across the Baltic Sea was dominated by members of the Hanseatic League. Many cities rose in importance and gained prosperity as attested by beautiful churches and merchants’

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02 Nov

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Assisi and St Francis

We explore the Medieval world of Francis Bernadone and visit the contemporary hilltop town of Assisi to understand more about this man who continues to challenges us as he did then. The traveller and writer H.V. Morton wrote of St. Francis, “Of all whom had answered the call of Christ, ‘sell all you have and follow me’ St. Francis was the most... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>We explore the Medieval world of Francis Bernadone and visit the contemporary hilltop town of Assisi to understand more about this man who continues to challenges us as he did then. The traveller

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09 Nov

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Baltic Cities: Gdansk

Gdansk (Danzig in German) once was an important city of the Hanseatic League on the shores of the Baltic at the Western end of the Vistula delta. As Poland's main seaport it has been hotly contested throughout the centuries between Poland and Brandenburg/Prussia and later Germany. In modern times Gdansk gained worldwide attention as the location... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Gdansk (Danzig in German) once was an important city of the Hanseatic League on the shores of the Baltic at the Western end of the Vistula delta. As Poland's main seaport it has been hotly

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16 Nov
$39 Limited

<p>Gdansk (Danzig in German) once was an important city of the Hanseatic League on the shores of the Baltic at the Western end of the Vistula delta. As Poland's main seaport it has been hotly

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16 Nov

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Introduction to Russian Language and Culture

An introduction to Russian language and culture for any student wishing to approach Russian language for the very first time. Students will develop some reading and writing skills. This course is recommended for people wishing to learn reading Cyrillic characters as well as for those who wish to undertake further courses of Russian language.... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>An introduction to Russian language and culture for any student wishing to approach Russian language for the very first time. Students will develop some reading and writing skills. This course is

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20 Nov

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Japan's Vibrant 17th & 18th Century Streetscapes Explored Through Art

Two works of art are used to examine the 17th and 18th century streetscapes of Tokyo and Kyoto. With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of history and an eye for historical detail, we will consider how these two works of art are excellent resources to understand the contemporary streetscapes of both of these vibrant Japanese cities. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Two works of art are used to examine the 17th and 18th century streetscapes of Tokyo and Kyoto. With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of history and an eye for historical detail, we will consider

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30 Nov

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