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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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Travel Hints for Japan

Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns and cuisine, and the wonderful chances to attend Japanese festivals. Think about the timing of your visit, and which cities to visit. Tips on how to get... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns

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08 Dec

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Walking Tours around Tokyo

Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi, Yanaka, Asakusa, Ueno and Ginza, learn how to navigate these areas of Tokyo today with an eye for history and knowledge of how this great city has grown.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi,

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10 Dec

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Korean Language and Culture

An introduction to Korean language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Korean language and become familiar with the culture, traditions and lifestyle. No prior knowledge of Korean required, however students may benefit from learning to read the Korean alphabet in advance (Hangeul). Over the past 10 years, Hallyu, otherwise... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>An introduction to Korean language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Korean language and become familiar with the culture, traditions and lifestyle. No prior knowledge of

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01 Feb

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Exploring San'in Japan

The San’in region comprises the remote Prefectures of Yamaguchi and Shimane on the West side of Honshu facing the Sea of Japan. The area has interesting karst and volcanic topography responsible for copper and silver deposits which changed the course of Japanese history. Ancient paths used by feudal lords survive. The area boasts remote pristine... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>The San’in region comprises the remote Prefectures of Yamaguchi and Shimane on the West side of Honshu facing the Sea of Japan. The area has interesting karst and volcanic topography responsible

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02 Feb

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Marseilles and Monte Carlo

Set course for an unforgettable exploration to some of the Mediterranean’s most historic ports: we discover the French Riviera’s seaside pleasures in Marseille and Monte Carlo. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Set course for an unforgettable exploration to some of the Mediterranean’s most historic ports: we discover the French Riviera’s seaside pleasures in Marseille and Monte Carlo.</p>

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02 Feb

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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]
$89 Limited / $80

<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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06 Feb

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Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic Toya-ko Lake area, before moving to the Echigo-Tsumari art fields in the centre of Northern Honshu. We discuss the decline of these rural areas, and the role... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb
$39 Limited

<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb

Tamil Language and Culture

Tamil, one of the oldest languages in the world has its origins in the South of India and Sri Lanka from where it has spread to many countries, including Malaysia and Singapore. It is now spoken by over 77 million people. Discover the Tamil alphabet, as well as spoken and written Tamil; and explore Tamil culture and history through dance, music,... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>Tamil, one of the oldest languages in the world has its origins in the South of India and Sri Lanka from where it has spread to many countries, including Malaysia and Singapore. It is now spoken by

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16 Feb

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Persian Language and Culture

An introduction to Persian language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Persian language and to become familiar with Persian culture, traditions and lifestyle with no prior knowledge of Persian required. Persian, one of the great lingua francas of world history, was once spoken from Siberia to Southeast Asia and it has more... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>An introduction to Persian language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Persian language and to become familiar with Persian culture, traditions and lifestyle with no prior

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20 Feb

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Travels on the Greek Mainland

Regional mainland Greece has so much to offer yet you’re never more than a few hours from the coast. We cover the main features of the mainland providing suggestions on where to visit, why and how. Our presenter has travelled extensively by foot, bus, rail, air and sea to many parts of Greece and brings his knowledge of the mainland as well as the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Regional mainland Greece has so much to offer yet you’re never more than a few hours from the coast. We cover the main features of the mainland providing suggestions on where to visit, why and how.

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23 Feb

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