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International Culture Programs
Sapporo-Style Ramen: A Regional Rage

Japanese foodies take their ramen— which boasts more than 30 regional variations— very seriously. The team behind D.C.’s popular Bantam King, Daikaya, and Haikan restaurants explore the essentials of Sapporo-style ramen, how they prepare it, and how best to enjoy it. Then, get a taste of your own when you sit down for lunch at Haikan.

Date
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Dubai: The Gulf’s Emerald City

Dubai is all about dazzle. But this architectural showplace has been criticized for being more hospitable to affluent visitors than its own residents. Urban scholar Yasser Elsheshtawy examines how members of the city’s marginalized migrant population carved out places in which they can feel at home.

Date
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Morocco’s Royal Cities: An Artistic and Cultural Mosaic

The rich textures and monuments of Morocco’s four royal cities—Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, and Rabat—reflect thousands of years of cultural crosscurrents. Art historian Lawrence Butler explores the artistic and architectural influences that shaped their distinctive and brilliant material cultures. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Neighborhoods of Venice, Paris, and London: Discovering Hidden Gems

Even the most-visited places can hold neighborhood treasures that only the locals know. Join Fred Plotkin on some strolls that reveal churches, theaters, specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and unusual museums just a stone’s throw from world-famous landmarks in three delightful cities. This session showcases Venice.

Date
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Neighborhoods of Venice, Paris, and London: Discovering Hidden Gems

Even the most-visited places can hold neighborhood treasures that only the locals know. Join Fred Plotkin on some strolls that reveal churches, theaters, specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and unusual museums just a stone’s throw from world-famous landmarks in three delightful cities. This session showcases Paris.

Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Neighborhoods of Venice, Paris, and London: Discovering Hidden Gems

Even the most-visited places can hold neighborhood treasures that only the locals know. Join Fred Plotkin on some strolls that reveal churches, theaters, specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and unusual museums just a stone’s throw from world-famous landmarks in three delightful cities. This session showcases London.

Date
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.