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Dates

April 20 to 29, 2019

Starting Price

$5,195

Deposit per Person

$800

9 Days
Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the historic D-Day landings. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship LE CHAMPLAIN, newly launched and featuring private balconies for all of its 92 deluxe Suites and Staterooms. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and enjoy a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Explore Oporto in Portugal’s renowned port wine country. Walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. Observe the intriguing juxtaposition of old and new in Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim Museum. Tour Mont-St- Michel’s impressive abbey. Lisbon Pre-Cruise and London Post-Cruise Options.

Itinerary

Day 1

U.S.

Depart the U.S.

Day 2

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive in Lisbon and embark the Five-Star LE CHAMPLAIN. Attend the Captain’s Welcome
Reception and dinner this evening. (R,D)

Full Itinerary
Your Journey

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Meet Your Trip Host

Malinda Matney

Malinda Matney is Director of Assessment at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. In this capacity, she works with U-M’s faculty and academic units on assessment of student learning, evaluation of educational initiatives, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and grants supporting these various initiatives. Dr. Matney also teaches in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.

Dr. Matney earned her Ph.D. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from the University of Michigan. She also holds an Education Specialist in higher education administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a Master of Music in Music History from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in music from Wichita State University.

Her previous work within the college teaching and learning context involves both the assessment of program outcomes and the analysis of trends in student behaviors and expectations over time. Her recent studies have included examinations of undergraduate first year experience, Millennial and Global Generations, social networking for faculty and students, first generation student issues, and climate for students, faculty and staff. She coauthored the 2014 book, The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement: A Critical Analysis of Research (1996-2013).

Dr. Matney is active in the teaching and learning, higher education, collegiate band, and fraternity and sorority communities, and presents frequently in all of these arenas. Dr. Matney’s previous positions include Senior Research Associate for Student Life at the University of Michigan, Research Associate for the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Living Center Director at the Kansas City Art Institute, and Assistant to the Director of the Family Learning Center and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, Colorado.

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Dates

April 20 to 29, 2019

Starting Price

$5,195

Deposit per Person

$800

9 Days
Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064