Chautauqua Institution

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.  More than 300 teachers, experienced in subjects they love, 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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If you have a question about any aspect of your trip to Chautauqua, we have knowledgeable staff members ready to assist you.

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