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Release: Immediate

Feb. 10 deadline for UI-sponsored Alaskan tour

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The deadline for registering for a University of Iowa sponsored educational trip to Anchorage, Fairbanks and seven other Alaskan destinations this summer has been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 10 from an earlier mid-January deadline.

The June 13-26 tour, which accommodates a limited number of persons, is sponsored by the International Education Office at the University of Iowa College of Education is open to educators, students and other interested persons.

The educational trip to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward, Homer, Soldotna, Kenai, Kasilof, Halibut Cove, and Denali National Park is co-sponsored by the North Spirit Educational Institute, an Alaska-based educational office.

During the 13-day tour, participants will visit state and university museums, fisheries, and take part in other recreational activities such as whitewater rafting. The tour is designed to help educators improve their curriculum and better teach students about the state as well as offer fun nature activities.

Up to eight semester hours of college credit can be earned, and financial aid is available to eligible UI students. The cost is $3,200 per person and includes roundtrip airfare from Cedar Rapids to Anchorage, lodging, meals, tour ground transportation, and fees to all events and sites. Payments may be made in installments.

Interested persons should contact Paul Retish, director of the International Education Office, N297 Lindquist Center, or call (319) 335-6289.