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Travel. Explore our amazing planet.

Are you interested in a particular corner of the globe? Do you want advice on surviving a travel emergency? Or do the forces of nature fascinate you? Travel courses at the Centre for Continuing Education take an in-depth look at a variety of intriguing places and adventures across the world.

Backed by the resources of the University of Sydney, you’ll find that our experienced educators are experts in their fields. They’ll take you on journeys of discovery and enrichment that will truly broaden your horizons. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney.

Weather for Sailing Course

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. This practical hands-on weather for sailing course covers basic theory, weather observations, weather maps, clouds, the interaction between the wind and coastlines, weather forecasting at sea and especially using the weather to your advantage. For cruising sailors, understanding the weather will make your voyage more comfortable and safer. All aspects are covered in... [More]
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Classic Journeys Course: Walking Through British Culture and History 2

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of Britain is to walk it. Walking gives us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race. The physiological benefits of longer distance walking are many, including an increased sense of well-being. If you have ever wanted to go on a walking journey in Britain,... [More]
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Alpine Adventure Course - Tour Mont Blanc

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. What makes the Tour du Mont Blanc one of the world’s classic hikes? It’s the mix of awe-inspiring mountain views and the vibrant influence of three distinct European cultures: French, Swiss and Italian. Hiking nearly 140 km with only a light pack as we circumnavigate the sparkling glaciers of Mont Blanc (4808m), Western Europe’s highest peak, we’ll cross borders by... [More]
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Classic Walking Journeys Course: Patagonia, New Zealand and Australia

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. The wilderness seems to touch a part in each one of us and one of the best ways to experience it is to walk in it. We explore the classic walks of Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Milford Track in New Zealand, and two walks in Australia, including Mt. Kosciuszko. Walking gives us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race. The... [More]
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Classic Journeys Course: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. Travelling the Road to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St James are said to be buried, is one of the oldest and most interesting journeys in Europe. The idea of pilgrimage seems to touch a chord in us and pilgrims on the road to Compostela are as taken with the journey as with the destination. These days, pilgrimage is an exciting and challenging... [More]
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Understanding Weather and Climate

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. Lately, weather is in the news. This is partly because of climate change and partly because there is much more information available from more sources. This weather course covers basic theory, weather observations, weather maps, clouds, sources of meteorological information, weather forecasting and climate. All aspects are covered in an interesting way with the... [More]
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Pilot Partner Survival Course

Travel. Explore our amazing planet. Navigate our world the smart way with Travel courses at the University of Sydney. Flying in small aeroplanes is great fun! Especially the freedom of flying to destinations that are remote or too far away to travel by road in the time you have available. But what happens if your pilot has a heart attack, a stroke, food poisoning or sudden allergic reaction and is unable to continue flying? If you are alone and have never before taken the controls,... [More]
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