Showing results for »
Travel & Culture

Travel & Culture

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!

Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing

X

Sacred Vietnam: A Spiritual History

Explore Vietnam’s religious traditions and how they have shaped the history of this beautiful country. Confucianism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Cao Dai have all been influences on the Vietnamese. SUGGESTED READING Destination Saigon, Walter Mason Fragrant Palm Leaves, Thich Nhat Hanh Fire in the Lake, Frances Fitzgerald The Other Shore, Hoa Pham The... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Explore Vietnam’s religious traditions and how they have shaped the history of this beautiful country. Confucianism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Cao Dai have all been influences on the Vietnamese.<br

...
20 Jan

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Buddhism: A Cultural Journey

Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of Destination Cambodia) explores Buddhism’s main divisions, its cultural and historical forms and how the Buddhist tradition is lived in various countries. This course will also explore... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of <em>Destination Cambodia</em>)

...
03 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Crossing the Blue Mountains

Since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Europeans had wanted to cross the distant blue barrier presented by the mountains. From a distance the mountains looked as if they could easily be crossed, typified by Governor Phillip’s intention, ‘to shortly explore their summits.’ But the Europeans found them to be a region of plateaus, deeply gouged... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Europeans had wanted to cross the distant blue barrier presented by the mountains. From a distance the mountains looked as if they could easily be

...
08 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Oku-Noto Art Triennale Japan 2020

The inaugural Oku-Noto Art Triennale occurred in 2017. Oku-Noto is one of the most remote areas of Japan, centered around the town of Suzu in the far North of the Noto Peninsula. Suzu flourished from the 8th century when maritime trade across the Sea of Japan to China and Korea was active. As transportation shifted from sea to land Suzu’s remote... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The inaugural Oku-Noto Art Triennale occurred in 2017. Oku-Noto is one of the most remote areas of Japan, centered around the town of Suzu in the far North of the Noto Peninsula. Suzu flourished

...
11 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Walking Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Routes: Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage

When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. The 1200 kilometre journey between 88 temples on Shikoku emulates Kukai’s life. Pilgrims believe they walk with him and commune with his spirit and teachings. Learn about this spirit... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. The 1200 kilometre journey

...
13 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

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. Tutor... [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

...
15 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Tunis: Cross Road of Cultures

Join us as we explore the suprising city of Tunis, just one hour by air from Rome. Tunis is a place of startling contrasts where a French-style boulevarde lined with its cafes and patisseries in the Ville Nouvelle leads to the souks, hammams, mosques and historic houses in the centuries-old medina. A local train takes us to the ruins of Carthage... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Join us as we explore the suprising city of Tunis, just one hour by air from Rome. Tunis is a place of startling contrasts where a French-style boulevarde lined with its cafes and patisseries in

...
18 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Hebrew Culture: An Introduction

Hebrew is a hybrid culture that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel. Over the course of several generations, their languages and cultures blended together. Explore various aspects of Hebrew culture, including Hebrew language, music and literature. COURSE OUTLINE The history of the Hebrew language 1: Modern Hebrew is a... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Hebrew is a hybrid culture that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel. Over the course of several generations, their languages and cultures blended together. Explore

...
19 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Japanese for Travellers

Conversational Japanese for travel situations. Learn key expressions and practice with the class in real-life travel situations, focus on developing speaking and listening skills and enjoy an insight into Japanese culture. Tutor supplied material COURSE OUTLINE Introducing yourself Numbers Alphabet Booking a hotel Prices Change, how to pay At the... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Conversational Japanese for travel situations. Learn key expressions and practice with the class in real-life travel situations, focus on developing speaking and listening skills and enjoy an

...
23 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Fabulous Europe on a Budget

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels. Affordable transport, accommodation and off the beaten track sight seeing are all covered in this session. We also explore how to pack light, where to eat... [More]
$39 Limited

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels.

...
25 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.