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Professional Tour Guiding 2

Professional Tour Guiding 2

Research & Storytelling

Professional Tour Guiding 2: Research & Storytelling

Next Course: May 28, 2024 - July 23, 2024

This course is for new and seasoned tour guides, as well as anyone interested in research and storytelling techniques. You will learn techniques and resources to enhance your research and storytelling skills and build better tours. Class sessions will consist of lectures, workshops, and guest speaker presentations from research facilities such as The Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana Research Collection, New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana State Museum, and Amistad Research Center. You will choose at least one subject to investigate and give weekly reports in class as you hone your storytelling technique. The last class meeting is a field trip with guided walking tour. 

Professional Tour Guiding 1: History of New Orleans is not required to take this course. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Loyola University New Orleans Certificate of Completion and 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Instructor: Frank Perez, B.S., M.A.

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Professional Tour Guiding 2

Program Details

Tuition: $250

Course Dates: 05/28/24 - 07/23/24

Tour Date: TBD

Day(s): Tuesday

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Location: Loyola Uptown Campus, Building/Room TBD

Contact Hours/CEUs: 16 contact hours/ 1.6 CEUs

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NOTCF Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity

The Office of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) received a grant from the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund supporting professional development for aspiring and seasoned tour guides of New Orleans. PACS is offering a limited number of scholarships to eligible applicants to receive full tuition.

The mission of the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund is to support cultural industries and culture bearers of the City of New Orleans through partnerships, grants, and programs to advance sustainable tourism.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Aspiring or Licensed Tour Guide of New Orleans
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Must attend all sessions and ensure sign-in is completed
  • Must complete the mid-point and final surveys emailed from


Scholarship confirmation email notifications will be issued on Friday, April 19, 2024.


Discounts & Additional Information

Discounts available for Loyola alumni, current Loyola students, Loyola faculty and staff, and active duty or retired military.

Must email qualifying ID to upon registration.

Learn more about the Loyola Professional and Continuing Studies registration information, including parking, cancellations, and the refund policy. 

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