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JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2024 PROGRAM REGISTRATION
IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE OR VIA PHONE  

Keep your mind active and engaged!
Register for a lecture with FGCU Academy!  

Plan ahead now and register for next week’s courses today!  

The Week Ahead – See our week ahead section below. Plan now for next week.  

2025 International Travel – Scroll down to view our travel section to see the ex-
citing line-up of travel we have for you. See our Featured Trip to Cuba below in
travel section.    

NEW – POP UP DAY TRIP
 
Don’t miss out on our Pop Up Day Trip to the Ringling Museum in August. (see
below). Tickets are going fast. Be a part of the Summer Spectacular Show being
offered in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, which
showcases some of the most thrilling circus artists from around the world in per-
formances that will entertain and delight audiences of all ages.  

VIEW SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE HERE  

REGISTER FOR SUMMER COURSES HERE    

Call our office for assistance with your registrations at 239.434.4737.  

DAY TRIP


Ringling Museum of Art and Circus  

August 15 | 8am – 7pm, Thursday  

Sarasota  

Tickets are selling fast. Get yours now before
they sell out. Limited to 20 people total.


Ringling’s vision to create a world-class art museum was realized with the creation
of the Museum of Art’s original 21 galleries where they have been wowing visitors
ever since with a stunning array of European art from the medieval period to the
19th century. Your day includes admission to the Art Museum – where you will be-
gin with a docent led private tour, The Circus Museum and Bayfront Gardens, a box
lunch as well as a seat at the Summer Spectacular Show which showcases some of
the most thrilling circus artists from around the world in performances that will enter-
tain and delight audiences of all ages.

Departure information will be emailed 3 days prior to the trip. Itineraries are
subject to change. No refunds within 10 business days of departure.

 
Week of July 14 – 19  

Sunday July 14 – SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FILM DAY
Departures (Drama, 2008, PG-13, 130 mins) – Sunday’s Movie –
Register Now  

Monday July 15
Road to Catastrophe: The Roots of the Great War 1914-1918
Zealot, the Life and Times of Jesus  

Thursday July 18
iPhone/iPad Apps: Apple Camera and Taking Great Photos
Ellis Island: The Immigrant Story
iPhone/iPad/Mac Apps: The Photos App – Managing, Editing, Organizing
and Sharing Photos and Memories

     

Slam Bidding  

July 16 | 9:30 – 12pm, Tuesday  

Naples Center  

How many slams do you miss at the bridge table? Join us as we tackle the most
important systems and conventions you should know in order to find and make
every biddable slam. Topics will include Italian Cue Bids, Kickback, 1430,
Queen Ask, Exclusion Blackwood and more. Bring your partner so you can both
hone your skills on all these powerful bridge conventions and start bidding more
slams!


The Creation of Germany  

July 18 | 10 – 11:30am, Thursday  

Naples Center  

Perhaps because of its dominant role in two world wars, it is easy to think of Germany
as an old nation with a long history. But Germany is a young state, less than 150 years
old. The original territory was divided into myriad small holdings ruled by independent
noble families and surrounded by the powerful states of Austria and France. The path to
unification would be blocked by all of these. Despite earlier attempts, it took the rise of
Otto von Bismarck, with his cunning, wisdom and political acuity, to overcome all these
obstacles and establish the German Empire.    

Summer Films 2024    

International Film Sunday
@ Naples Center

   
 
July 14 – NC6886 
Departures (Drama, 2008, PG-13, 130 mins)  

2:00pm  

Soon after buying an expensive cello, Daigo learns that his orchestra is disbanding.
He moves back to his hometown with his wife, where he answers an ad for what
Daigo thinks is a travel agency but is, in actuality, a mortuary.



International Film Tuesday @ Moorings Park Grande Lake

   

                     

July 23 – GL6890
Monster (Japan, 2023, Drama, Rated PG, 126 min)
2:00pm  

A mother demands answers from teacher when her son begins acting strangely.

 
Travel with FGCU Academy
 
Click Below to
View 2024 Travel Open House Presentation

 
Southern Italy & Sicily
September 4-18, 2024  
15 days for $6,674  

View Brochure

 
Southeast Asia Odysseys
October 31-November 18, 2024 
19 days for $7,597  

View Brochure

 
Sensations of Lyon & Provence
2024 River Cruise
September 17 – 28, 2024
12 days from $5,469  

View Brochure

 
Jewels of the Rhine
2024 River Cruise
September 20 – 30, 2024
11 days from $4,925   

View Brochure    

2025 TRAVEL PROGRAMS  

See our list of exciting tours and cruises for 2025. These trips will fill up fast
as they have in the past. To view more information on any of the trips listed
below – click here Once you are on the travel page, scroll down to the trip
you are interested in to view more information and to download a brochure
for that trip.  

– Cuba: Art, Culture & History In Support of the Cuban People
– Natural Treasures of Indonesia, Borneo & Taiwan Yacht Cruise
– Northern Italy: From the Alps to the Adriatic
– Journey Through Central Europe
– Insider’s Japan
– Paradores and Pousadas: Portugal & Spain
– Machu Picchu to the Galapagos
– Egypt and the Eternal Nile
– Moroccan Discovery: From the Imperial Cities to the Sahara
– Portugal and the Douro River Cruise
– Gems of Eastern Europe River Cruise Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria,
Romania  

2025 Featured Trip to Cuba  

Traveling to Cuba has been
described as “life-changing.” 

 
VIEW BROCHURE  

Secure Your Spot Now…Don’t Miss
Out on this Wonderful Opportunity!

Cuba: Art, Culture & History In
Support of the Cuban People  

Departure: March 9, 2025  

Although just 90-miles from the U.S., Cuba remains a mystery to most Americans.
On this in-depth, six night program travelers will experience this enigmatic island
through the eyes of its people. Discover Trinidad Cien Fuegos and Havana during
specially-arranged meetings. Explore captivating Cuba, with privileged access to
the country’s arts community and experts. Savor Cuban cuisine en vogue paladares
and get to know our warm and hospitable neighbors to the south!

• Engage with Cuba’s leading creators in exclusive gatherings, with intimate dis-
cussions at the homes and studios of artists, a private rehearsal at a famous dance
company, and phenomenal evenings of art and music.

• Celebrate and mingle with fellow travelers at exclusive receptions, including an
after-tours tour at the dazzling Ceramics Museum and a cocktail reception with a
sumptuous dinner in the company of the President of The Ludwig Foundation of
Cuba.

• Meet the thought leaders who are shaping Cuban society, including the former
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, who will share profound insights on Cuban
politics.    

Travel Abroad with FGCU Academy  
Call our office 239.434.4737  for assistance
with registration or Click to View our Website  

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