Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords (WAITLIST ONLY)
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star, small ship LE CHAMPLAIN with 100% ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Enjoy a specially arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, and a full-day scenic excursion into the Scottish Highlands, with visits to Fort William, Glenfinnan and Glencoe. Visit Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands; the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Orkney’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist; and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen. Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Cruise and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Cruise Options.
Shared departure: this departure is shared with other universities.
Depart the U.S. or Canada
Bergen, Norway/Embark Le Champlain
Cruising the Norwegian Fjords/Flåm Railway
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, for prehistoric site of Jarlshof
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
Kyle of Lochalsh for Isle of Skye
Fort William and the Scottish Highlands
Glasgow/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada
*Cruise itinerary is subject to change.
Meet Your Trip Host
Barry Fishman is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies in the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Education. His research focuses on: games as models for learning environments, teacher learning, and the development of usable, scalable, and sustainable learning innovations through design-based implementation research (http://learndbir.org). He is the co-creator of GradeCraft, a game-inspired learning management system (http://gradecraft.com/), and currently serves as Faculty Innovator-in-Residence in the U-M Office of Academic Innovation. He is leading a campus-wide effort to reimagine the college experience called TRUE: Transforming Residential Undergraduate Education.
In 2017, Dr. Fishman was named the Michigan Association of State Universities “Distinguished Professor of the Year.” He received the 2016 “Campus Technology Innovator of the Year Award” for work with GradeCraft, and was the 2001 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies from AERA.
He received his A.B. from Brown University in English and American Literature in 1989, his M.S. from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University in 1996.
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