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The 2015 Course Proposal deadline has passed. Please check back for the 2016 proposal form this April.

Whatever educational experience you are seeking, Chautauqua’s Special Studies program continues to create distinct new learning opportunities for the 10,000 lifelong learners that enroll in courses each summer.

Class Registration begins on April 6, 2015

The 2015 Special Studies curriculum will be finalized in mid-December. A preview of Special Studies classes will be available in early 2015, and the Special Studies print and online catalog will be available April 6, 2015. Click here to view the 2014 catalog.

More than 300 teachers, experienced in subjects they love, arrive each summer to create a diverse assortment of courses for youth and adults offering a cross-generational learning experience. Special Studies offers subjects ranging from child and youth development, music, education, religion and philosophy, to fitness, health, and personal and professional development. Enjoy Chautauqua’s Special Studies’ unique learning experience and enrich your mind, body and spirit.



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