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Welcome to the Indagare Global Classroom

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry, Indagare has launched a new program designed to bring the world to our members and to support our hotel and local ground partners through virtual travel offerings. Indagare Global Classroom is a series of group and private programs, including virtual tours, special and family-friendly experiences, participatory lessons and lectures with Q&A sessions developed with Indagare’s top partners, guides and specialists around the world. We have tapped into our extensive network to enable special access to high-quality, authentic travel experiences during this challenging time when you (and our on-the-ground experts) are all at home, but still craving stimulation. In tandem, Melissa Biggs Bradley will also be leading Global Conversations, her series of talks with some of the most inspiring people she has met through her travels.

Available to Indagare members and subscribers and their friends, our Indagare Global Classroom program will be streamed live via Zoom. We will send instructions on how to join in on Zoom following class sign up (it’s easy—we promise!). Most sessions are free of charge (see details below).

New programming is being added regularly. Private classes can also be requested—and given as a gift. We can help arrange small-group or private events, special celebrations, birthday parties or gatherings with family and friends. Contact us for more information.

NEW! Listen and subscribe now to the Indagare Global Conversations Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher. New episodes will be added each week.

NEW! Introducing the second edition of Camp Indagare, our virtual travel program designed just for kids, running from August 17-21. Click here to learn more and sign up today—or gift a session to a child you love in your life!

Sign up here and see more details about classes or Global Conversations below. Plus—read AFAR Magazine’s review of our program here.

We look forward to seeing you soon…live on Zoom! 

Indagare Global Classroom Program Schedule

Please note that the duration of all programs is one hour, unless otherwise noted. Additionally, some group classes require a minimum number of participants. Indagare reserves the right to cancel a class, if the number of participants is not met. The cancellation policy for all classes is notification by 9:00 a.m. ET one day prior to class start time via global.classroom@indagare.com. Although there is no charge for complimentary programming, we ask that you respect the cancellation policy so we can offer the class to other members on our waitlist. Please note that for classes with a fee associated, the deadline for sign-up is one hour prior to the scheduled start of the event.

Friends of Indagare Members and Subscribers are welcome. Most sessions are free of charge. Those with a fee are aimed to help support our global partners or their non-profit foundations during this time when global travel is limited. 

 

Class Offerings August 10-14

All programming times listed are for group classes. Programming is complimentary unless otherwise noted. Sign-ups are first come, first served. Private classes can also be requested—and given as a gift.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

Lecture with Q&A: Archaeology 101 with Dr. Mary Socci from South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff Conservancy

How are archaeological sites discovered? What does an archaeologist do? What kinds of artifacts are found at prehistoric and historic sites in the southeastern United States? Join Dr. Mary Socci, archaeologist and historian at the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, for an overview of the archaeological research and 12,000 years of history at Palmetto Bluff—the 20,000-acre coastal retreat in South Carolina—and its conservancy.

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Sign up here to receive details.

Lecture with Q&A: Florence – From the Dawn of the Renaissance to the Medici Dukes

Florence, the most important city in Tuscany, is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and for hundreds of years, it nurtured an unceasing succession of great artists and thinkers. No other place in Italy can rival Florence for the quantity and quality of art and architecture. Works by Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are all concentrated and easily accessible within the city’s churches, museums and piazzas, which explains why it is known as “the cradle of the Renaissance.” Florence is, moreover, one of the loveliest cities in the world, ringed by the foothills of the Apennines and sliced in two by the River Arno. Narrow alleys lead between its graceful piazze, while the massive scale of the buildings impressively demonstrates the wealth once generated by its thriving economy. Join our expert art historian for a virtual examination of the art and history of Florence, beginning at the dawn of the Renaissance and ending with the Medici Dukes. There will be a fee for this class. Please note that the deadline for sign-up is 12:30 p.m. ET on August 11.

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Sign up here to receive details.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

Lecture with Q&A: The Jewish Revival in Poland

Learn about the post-war history of Polish Jews from our guide, live from Kraków. What happened to the Polish Jewish community after the war? Who left the country and who stayed and decided to live hiding their Jewish identity? How has the life of Jews changed since the fall of Communism and are there any Jews in Poland now? This lecture will cover these topics and more—from the Jewish revival, anti-Semitism and the country’s efforts to preserve the memory of the Polish Jewish community. There will be a fee for this class. Please note that the deadline for sign-up is 11:00 a.m. ET on August 12.

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Sign up here to receive details.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Lecture with Q&A: The History of Safari

Join one of our top safari experts, Colin Bell, as he traces the history of safaris in Africa, with a focus on Kenya, South Africa and Botswana. South-Africa-born Bell will draw on his own personal experiences and over 40+ years in the business, as the co-founder of Wilderness Safaris, Great Plains Conservation and now Natural Selection Safaris. Many of the intriguing, behind-the-scenes images (and stories) from a range of safari companies in the three countries have rarely been shared before.

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Sign up here to receive details.

Mixology Class: Building Your Bar – London Dry Gin & The Art of the Martini with Matthew Hunter, Head Bartender of Eleven Madison Park

Should this be your first or fourth class with Matthew Hunter, Head Bartender of Eleven Madison Park, you’re in for a treat with this next edition on gin. In this class you’ll be focusing on using London Dry Gin in two different cocktail applications—both shaken and stirred. Gin is complex, refreshingly dry and delicious in cocktails due to the aromatics used in its distillation. By using fresh, seasonal ingredients, you’ll be able to transform your simple sour into something truly remarkable. Matthew will also show you the proper technique to make a martini, teaching the art of the drink. Vermouth and orange bitters will certainly be included. Finally, you’ll be able to pour yourself a “proper” drink. Cheers! There will be a fee for this class. Please note that the deadline for sign-up is 4:30 p.m. ET on August 13.

What You’ll Need: Our team will send a list of bar tools and essential ingredients you may like to purchase or prepare in advance, with your confirmation, if you wish to participate during this session.

Time: 5:30 p.m. ET

Sign up here to receive details.

Class Offerings August 17-21
Plus: Sign Up for Camp Indagare (For Kids) This Week!

More sessions coming soon!

All programming times listed are for group classes. Programming is complimentary unless otherwise noted. Sign-ups are first come, first served. Private classes can also be requested—and given as a gift.

Click here to see the schedule and sign up for the second edition of Camp Indagare, our virtual travel program designed just for kids, running from August 17-21.

Coming Soon: Future Class Offerings

More sessions coming soon!

Dates and times to be announced. Programming is complimentary unless otherwise noted. Sign-ups are first come, first served. Private classes can also be requested—and given as a gift.

Cooking Class: In the Kitchen with Chef Hien – Recreate the Best Street Food of Central Vietnam from Home!

A journey through Vietnam’s culinary delights is as colorful and flavorful as its rich and diverse culture. Join Chef Hien live from The Nam Hai Cooking Academy in Hoi An to make banh xeo, a Vietnamese crepe or pancake, one of 10 must-try street foods in Vietnam (also featured on former President Obama’s itinerary when Anthony Bourdain played host on the memorable food tour). While several renditions of this popular “sizzling cake” abound in the country, Chef Hien will show you how to make one that is quintessentially Central Vietnamese. There will be a fee for this class. 

What You’ll Need: Our team will send instructions along with a list of ingredients and recommended kitchenware with your confirmation, if you wish to participate in this session.

Date and time to be announced. Sign up here.

Global Conversation with designer Britt Moran, WSJ. Magazine contributing editor Sarah Medford and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley

Join us for a conversation with designer Britt Moran and The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ. Magazine contributing editor Sarah Medford—if they don’t know a design movement or trend, it doesn’t exist. The North Carolina-born, Milan-based Britt Moran is one of the two founders of Dimorestudio (the Architecture and Interior Design Studio for clients such as Dior, Fendi, The Arts Club, Ian Schrager and Thierry Costes), Dimoregallery (the historical and contemporary Design Gallery) and Dimoremilano (the label housing the furniture, fabric, decorative and home collections), which he heads with his business partner, Emiliano Salci. Sarah Medford has enjoyed a long career in media since the 1980s at such publications as Architectural Digest and Town & Country. Now a contributing editor at WSJ., she’s a design expert and also co-hosts some of the Insider Journeys that Indagare runs in partnership with WSJ.

Date and time to be announced. Sign up here to receive details.

Global Conversation with Kigali-based Painter Emmanuel Nkuranga and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley

Sometimes places with the roughest histories make the most impact on visitors: In the case of Rwanda, the chance to see the gorillas is the big draw. But the chance to meet so many motivated people who lived through or were shaped by the 1994 genocide and who are now part of the success story of rebuilding this beautiful country is a big part of the experience, too. Artist Emmanuel Nkuranga represents this transformation. He was born in Uganda to Rwandan parents who had fled during the country’s pre-civil war unrest. After the family returned to Rwanda, Emmanuel and his brother developed their painting skills at Ivuka Arts Kigali, a contemporary arts center. And in 2012 they started their own center, Inema Arts Center, dedicated to promoting art as a healing, educational and economic tool for current and future generations of Rwandans. In this conversation, Emmanuel will talk about opening minds, improving lives and creating jobs through art and creativity.

Date and time to be announced. Email us at the address listed here to receive details when they are confirmed!

More sessions are coming soon! Private classes can also be requested at any time. Email us to learn more—and share any questions or feedback—at global.classroom@indagare.com.

Check out highlights from Global Conversations with India Hicks and Paul Theroux as well as 16 charitable organizations our GC speakers know and love—or tune into our new Indagare Global Conversations Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

– Kathryn Nathanson on July 27, 2020

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