We are heading south – joins us when we explorer Memphis in Tennessee and New Orleans in Louisiana. This study tour will be an introduction to American culture experienced through sporting events, concerts, food and beer culture as well as the political tension between team Trump and team Biden.
Setting out on Highway 61; The Blues Highway we will drive from Memphis to New Orleans and along the way encounter many of the similarities and differences between American and Danish mentality. E.g. why do you have to be 21 to buy a Bud Light when you can drive a car at 16 and buy a shotgun on the street at 18?
THE BIRTHPLACES OF BLUES AND JAZZ
W.C. Handy, B.B. King and Elvis are examples of stars that all came out of Memphis; “The birthplace of blues” while New Orleans is recognised as “The birthplace of Jazz” based on its affiliation with pioneers like Louis Armstrong, Dr. John and Sidney Bechet.
We will feel the presence of history reading Johannes V. Jensen’s “På Memphis station” at Memphis station. We will cruise the great Mississippi River and listen to traditional jazz while eating barbecue ribs and drinking Coke from big red plastic mugs filled with ice cubes.
This and more is in store for you if you choose to travel with us to Memphis and New Orleans.
The Memphis and New Orleans study tour takes place in the autumn semester 2023 (September 19-28).
Price: DKK 11,000 / € 1479
The price includes travel tickets, accommodation and activities. Vaccinations, VISA and meals are not included in the price.
Travel costs on study tours abroad may increase
Silkeborg Højskole study tours are planned well ahead. However, in the current global economic climate price setting has proven difficult. Due to the uncertainty surrounding rising transport costs, some international study tours may suffer a price increase. We aim to adapt the total costs of the study tours to the changing circumstances and any price increase will be announced well in advance of departure.