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.

2016 Special Studies registration is now available.

Browse classes and register here     (Or download a course PDF and registration form)


View Course Materials Lists Here


Complete Course Evaluation Here

Propose a Course for 2017

2017 Special Studies course proposal form:
Deadline is Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

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For more information about teaching at Chautauqua:

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Monitor Application

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