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May 2023   FGCU Academy Summer Guide is Here  
Greetings, Today is the day you can view the summer program guide. We have many new
classes and topics for you to keep your interests piqued. The summer guide will only be
available online. If you need assistance with viewing it online, feel free to contact us at the
office and we will be glad to assist you with accessing it.  

Great Discussions – is a place for you to discuss with others, real world issues. This course
will be moderated and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. If you are
looking for stimulating conversations, then this is the class for you.  

NEW! – Calling all Mah Jongg players – You asked and we we are featuring… supervised play’
with a Mah Jongg pro available to you. Bring your set and join others for 2.5 hours of full
play. This program is for beginners and advanced players.

View catalog for more information and to register.  

New Lectures!
Artificial Intelligence: The Rise of the Machine
A Stunning Race: The Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Campaign 1960
America in the 1920’s
Early Islamic Art & Architecture View catalog for more information and to register.  

Everyone is invited and welcome to take classes at ANY of our locations. Make sure to
register early as space can be limited.  

For assistance with registration – call our office (239) 434-4737, and we will be more than
happy to assist you.  


Pages Word Processor for the iPhone/iPad/Mac
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake
May 11 | 2-3 pm  

Create gorgeous documents in minutes with the Pages word processor for iPhone/iPad/Mac.
A word processor that is easy and user-friendly is just what we expect from Apple. Start
with a pre-designed template to instantly create beautiful reports, resumes, posters and
more or use a blank document and create your own design. Easily add images, movies,
audio, charts and shapes and use comments, change tracking and highlights to review
your work. With iCloud, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices.
And with real-time collaboration, you are able to work together at the same time with
others, even on a PC. This class presumes you are familiar with using an iPhone/iPad/Mac.    

DON’T MISS – Sandy Parker will present to you, all about our Florida Government.
Learn how it works, what part you as an individual have, and how you can become a
more informed voter! All very valuable information.

Your Florida Government
@ Naples Center / Online via Zoom
May 18 | 1:30 – 3 pm  
How are the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch and Judicial Branch organized and what
do they do? Who do we elect and how much are they paid? How long can they serve? This
lecture answers these questions and more. Whether you are a new or a long-time resident,
understanding our Florida government will help you be a more informed voter.
VIEW SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE NOW! (new classes begin June 1)    

View May Daily Calendar    

Register Online      

Call us for assistance with registration – 239.434.4737

Free Gift with Purchase of a Membership  
When you purchase a membership, you are supporting lifelong learning in the SWFL
community. As a token of our appreciation, we have a free gift for all those who
Moviepurchase a membership, in-person or online. Visit the FGCU Naples Center
at 704 Goodlette Frank Rd North to receive your free gift.  

Bring FGCU Academy to Your Community  
If you would like to have FGCU Academy provide programs at your community,
click below and send us an email with your information: who the contact person is,
their email and phone number along with name of your community. We will be
happy to reach out and discuss the possibilities with them.  

Schedule a Private Education Session for Your Community!  

See a sample of what is coming over the next week
click on any title below for more information    

The Great Private Sector Space Race
Love and Treachery – Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson  

Monday May 15
Inside AMERICA’S Great Museums: The Detroit Institute of Arts  

FISA Reform  

Panama: The Canal that Crossed a Continental Divide and Formed a New Nation  

“Camp Boardwalk” and the War at the Jersey Shore  

The Germans are Coming! A German King Takes the English Throne
An African Safari – Following the Herds and Predators  

And Beyond…
Police Use of Force – Reform and Politics
Eli Cohen – Israeli Master Spy
The Six Wives of Henry VIIIKing
Ludwig II of Bavaria – The Fairytale King
Space Exploration: History and What Does the Future Hold?
Information, Misinformation, Disinformation
Chinese Intelligence
The Invisibility of Social Issues in Southwest Florida    

Travel The World With FGCU Academy
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living  
View our Pre-Recorded Travel Open House Presentation Now  

View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet.
From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes,
and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering
us an unparalleled small group experience.  

View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks,
iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas –
it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in
vibrant Barcelona.

View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days 
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture –
and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb
and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik,
we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this,
and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively
cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine …
a feast for all the senses.

View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days 
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality.
From modern Tel Aviv to scen­ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem,
“City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy
land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.    

FGCU Academy Travel 2024 
Call for More Info – 239-434-4838 
Travel Brochures will be available Summer 2023

Moroccan Discovery, May 12-27, 2024    
This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques,
endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel
from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara,
we open our eyes, and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely
hospitable people.

Classic Safari:
Kenya & Tanzania, August 13-28, 2024    “On safari” … it’s one of the most alluring
phrases in all of travel. And Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places
to be “on safari.” As our small group travels from grasslands to highlands, to reserves
and national parks, we enjoy intimate game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in
excellent accommodations, and meet gracious local people.

Exploring Iceland, August 15-25, 2024    
It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes,
bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 340,000
people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks. It’s also perfect for exploring
in a small group, as we discover traveling the breadth of the country and getting an up-close
view of this natural “wonderland.” 

Southern Italy & Sicily, September 4-18, 2024    
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the
breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid
history, unique architecture, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized
(and crowd-free) region. Add Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and notable lodgings
for la dolce vita, small-group style.

Scotland: Highlands & Islands, September 9-20, 2024    
“My heart’s in the Highlands,” said Robert Burns – as will you, as we travel from city to
country, mainland to island, on this sweet journey. From loch to loch and glen to glen,
we encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans, while city life serves up the
colorful past – and cosmopolitan present.

Provincial French Countryside, September 27-October 11, 2024   
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospi­tality of provincial France, at an easy pace and in a
unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, the journey ­features
diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley, and historic Normandy
as we stay in charming rural inns and small country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force! 

New Zealand Adventure, October 10-25, 2024    
It’s a tale of two islands as our small group journeys from New Zealand’s North to its South,
through lively cities and pristine fiords, past lush farmland and enchanted forests in a land
where the outdoors is the national shrine. Add engaging “Kiwis” and intriguing indigenous
cultures – it’s a pure New Zealand experience. 

Southeast Asia Odysseys, October 31-November 18, 2024   
Engaging, diverse, intriguing … This just begins to describe Southeast Asia and our small
group odyssey. We cruise the Mekong through Laos; explore the spectacular – Angkor Wat
– and the sublime – Ha Long Bay; and engage with local farmers and hill tribespeople on
this comprehensive, well-paced adventure    

FGCU Academy Needs Your Support Today to Ensure that Our Critical Mission of
Senior Education and Enrichment Continues!  

FGCU Academy is ready to serve the SWFL community for the 2023 Season—Learning,
Growing, Sharing, Socializing. I am excited to welcome you this year to the new FGCU
Naples Center, which is located at 704 Goodlette Frank Rd N, Suite 330 in Naples. Also,
we have two new locations in Lee County, Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs and the
FGCU Kleist Center on main campus. As always, both locations are open to all our students.  

Our passion keeps us moving forward and your donations will do the same. Please take a
few minutes to consider donating to ensure our continued success. All amounts make a
difference in strengthening the work we do in the community.  

Your gift will allow the Academy to offer more than 1,500 diverse and fascinating programs
at more than fifteen locations throughout SWFL. Please visit our website to review the rich
and varied programmatic offerings that are available this year. Through our mission we
promise to enrich the lives, minds and social well-being of more than 10,000 SWFL adults
and seniors during our 2023 season.  

Donate online at  

I am grateful for your consideration to support this vital community outreach program this year.  

I look forward to seeing you at a FGCU Academy program soon.

Please contact me directly at [email protected] or
239-434-4838 with questions or to learn more.  

In gratitude, John J. Guerra Director of FGCU Academy              

FGCU Academy Collier / Lee / Charlotte
704 Goodlette-Frank Rd N Suite 330
Naples, FL 34102  

239-434-4737   [email protected]
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