Lifelong learners are the stars of the 2017 Summer Catalog from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. The catalog features comments from students who’ve taken Continuing Studies classes for personal enrichment or professional development and come away transformed.

Ndidi Yaucher, a graduate of the Professional Life Coaching Certificate program, says the course “provides an environment to learn, grow, and stretch oneself.”

Erin Swope calls the Summer Music Clinic “one of the best parts of my summer for five years. It showed me that I always want to keep music in my life.”

The Summer Catalog, which is available online and in the April 13 edition of Isthmus, is a gateway to these kinds of momentous learning experiences. It offers more than a hundred face-to-face classes, online classes, workshops, and educational travel options—a wide range of accessible, affordable opportunities for developing a skill or exploring a topic. No matter your age or your interests, everyone is welcome.

The catalog also features a Lifelong Learning Giveaway, which you can enter by May 15 to win up to $100 off on a Continuing Studies class. Ten randomly selected winners will be notified no later than May 30, 2017.

Choose your adventure

The Summer Catalog’s personal enrichment classes include art, creative writing, dance, music, languages, theater, and history and humanities. Among the new offerings are Art Camp for Adults, Hamilton: A Cultural Revolution, Vocal Jazz, and Advanced Spanish Conversation: The Films of Almodóvar.

Art Camp for Adults.

For those interested in career development, the Summer Catalog offers courses in aging and long-term care, distance education, human services, life coaching, mediation and conflict resolution, mental health, and leadership, management, and workplace skills. New offerings include Developing Business Acumen, Excel Skills, and Leadership in an Age of Permanent Whitewater.

Anyone searching for a job or considering a career change can participate in the Job Search Support Group or the workshops Career Change 101 and Tools for Purposeful Career Change.

The Summer Catalog also invites lifelong learners to sign up for educational trips to the Spoleto Festival, the Shaw Festival, and South Africa. That’s right—you don’t have to stay in Wisconsin to have a UW-Madison experience.

If you’re the kind of person who’s interested in expanding your horizons, and who thrives in a welcoming environment with knowledgeable instructors, see here to learn more about Continuing Studies classes for summer 2017. Potentially your best summer ever!