CSA Tours

Our History

The photo above is from CSA's first tour to Europe in 1963, CSA Founders, Linda and Henry Lenz are pictured third, and second from the right (respectively).

The Cultural Studies Academy, Inc. was founded by Slippery Rock University Professor Emeritus, Dr. Henry Lenz and his wife Linda Lenz, in 1963 (incorporated in 1964) to facilitate educational college credit bearing and workshop programs.

Henry & Linda Lenz

CSA Founders, Henry & Linda Lenz

The Cultural Studies Academy, Inc., is now owned and under the direction of Henry and Linda’s youngest daughter, Sonya Lenz.

Sonya Lenz at the foot of the Untersberg mountain

Sonya Lenz at the foot of the Untersberg mountain

Since 1963, CSA Tours has grown to include historical, cultural, and specialty tours to Europe, Egypt, and Asia for specific clients, groups and associations. Its extensive repertoire includes nationally renown tours such as: The Other Europe (touring delightful small towns and alpine villages not on the regular tourist route), The Alpine Escapade (visiting Switzerland, Austria and the Black Forest Region of Germany), The Oberammergau (emphasizing Christ’s Passion Play), The Egyptian Holiday (exploring King Tut’s Tomb, Valley of the Kings, the Giza Pyramids, and the River Nile), The Oriental Fantasy (highlighting the exotic Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo) and the ever popular, annual European Summer Study Program in Salzburg, Austria which provides an opportunity for high school, college, and adult students as well as families to live and learn in Austria while earning college credits or enrolling in educational workshops. These courses include German Language, Painting, Writing, Music, Voice, History, Humanities, Education, Art and others specially designed for CSA and accredited through institutions such as The University of Southern California, Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio), Geneva College (PA), Simmons College (MA), Slippery Rock University (PA) and the world famous Mozarteum University of Salzburg, to name just a few. A select variety of non-credit workshops are also offered each summer, such as the wonderful European Euphoria Workshop which feature tours and visits of spa relaxation centers/resorts as well as various Instrumental Performance Workshops with prominence to beginning through advanced concentration of studies and rehearsals.

The Lenz Family 1967

The Lenz Family 1967

This photo above is of the Lenz Family (while in the Toronto Airport) in 1967...pictured in order from left to right is Henry, Linda, Susan (oldest daughter), Wanda (second daughter), Susan Feller (Henry's niece from Toronto just in visiting the family at the airport), Erica (third daughter), in back is Margaret Lenz (Henry's mother, who traveled with them when the girls were younger) and in front is little Sonya (fourth and youngest daughter, now Director of CSA Tours).

Henry and Linda are now both retired, and live in their beautiful cedar home, Lenzelhof, which they built in Western Pennsylvania. For over 40 years they guided tours throughout the world with The Cultural Studies Academy and CSA Tours. They still travel, making frequent visits to Munich, Germany to visit their daughter Wanda. They enjoy reminiscing about their groups and tours of years gone by and still speak about their travel and guiding experiences to groups and organizations. Linda and Henry also enjoy hearing from past participants and friends. You may contact them directly via e-mail. Linda at TRIELL4@aol.com and Henry at TOURDOCTOR34@aol.com

Henry at the Helm

Henry at the Helm

Linda at the Helm

Linda at the Helm

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