The variety of Elderhostel programs is enormous: there are 1,600 programs in the United States and Canada, with additional sites in 45 countries overseas. Here is a tiny sampling:
The Psychology of Love; The Archeological Dig: Beginning to End; Elementary Spanish for the Traveler-- USIU, March 14-20 .
Maritime Heritage (tours of three historic ships in San Diego); Monarch Butterflies; Cosmic Mysteries-- Point Loma Hostel, Jan. 10-16.
Laughter: The Natural Medicine; The Power of Myth; The Kennedy Assassination-- USIU, Jan . 24-30.
America's Mass Media: Are They Watchdogs or Lap Dogs?; Great Music; Are You a Sports Fan? --\o7 SDSU, Feb. 28-March 6.\f7
Architecture in California; Behind the Headlines (international politics); T'ai Chi Ch'uan --\o7 Highland Springs, Cherry Valley, Jan. 10-15.\f7
Art Appreciation; Introduction to Massage Techniques; History of Mineral Hot Springs--\o7 Murrieta Hot Springs, Jan. 17-22.\f7
The Immigrant and the American City; Getting What You Need: Do Nice People Haggle?; Get Close to the Stars and Other Worlds--\o7 SDSU, Feb. 7-13.\f7
Music and Dance Traditions of North America: From Native America to Appalachia (a weeklong, in-depth look)--\o7 Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Jan. 24-29.
\f7 Shells, Stones, Sabertooths and Skeletons; Legendary People and Native Americans of Anza-Borrego; Plants, Animals and Natural History--\o7 Borrego Springs, Jan. 10, 31, Feb. 21, March 14.
\f7 Harnessing the Power of Myth; Male and Female Voices in Contemporary Literature; Mother Nature: Up Close--\o7 Camp Stevens, Jan. 24-29.\f7
\o7 For the complete nationwide catalog\f7 ue\o7 , or an abbreviated Southern California version, call Elderhostel headquarters at \f7 (\o7 617\f7 ) \o7 426-8056 (6 a.m.-6 p.m. PDT) or write Elderhostel, 75 Federal St.; Boston, MA 02110. \f7