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Asia and the Far East

July 3 to 15, 2018

Mongolia

STEPPES AND ENDLESS SKIES

Start our magical Mongolian adventure in its capital, Ulaanbaatar, visiting the Great Khans Memorial that celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Mongolian Empire and stopping at the U.S.S.R. memorial commemorating its fallen WWII soldiers.

August 30 to September 18, 2018

Central Asia's Golden Road

WHERE OLD TRADITIONS ABOUND

With popular faculty leader Abbas Milani, travel a portion of the Silk Road, the world’s best-known, yet least visited highway, linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers for centuries.

August 30 to September 14, 2018

Silk Road

TRACING CHINA'S ANCIENT CARAVAN ROUTES

Hang out at the world-famous Kashgar Sunday market where Tajiks, Uyghurs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Han Chinese
come from miles around to trade and socialize.

September 24 to October 8, 2018

Bhutan

IN THE LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON

Hike to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery, clinging to the edge of a 10,000-foot-high cliff and so sacred that all Bhutanese try to visit its temple at least once in their lifetimes.

October 9 to 24, 2018

Along the Mekong

A NEW LOOK AT VIETNAM, LAOS AND CAMBODIA

SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS: WAIT LIST ONLY

With faculty leader Barton “Buzz” Thompson, ’73, MBA ’76, JD ’76, cruise along the Mekong River and explore the cities, towns and villages that are so dependent on the world’s 12th-largest river for their economic, social and spiritual survival.

November 3 to 16, 2018

Unseen Japan

HIDDEN GEMS OF AN ISLAND NATION

Enjoy this special itinerary created just for Travel/Study that takes us to fascinating sites bypassed by many tourists.

December 19 to 29, 2018

Southeast Asia Family Adventure

EXPLORING VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

Join us on this unusual adventure designed for our intrepid family travelers. Visit both traditional villages and bustling cities as we absorb the lush beauty and rich history of this region.

December 29, 2018 to January 17, 2019

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOUTHEAST ASIA

A Travel/Study favorite for more than 20 years, our popular introduction to this trio of Southeast Asian countries includes meetings with ambassadors and non-profit organizations.

April 8 to 22, 2019

Unseen China

DYNASTIES OF POWER: PAST AND PRESENT

Travel with Thomas Fingar, MA ’69, PhD ’77, a scholar of modern China, on the trip he helped develop. Visit well-known and often bypassed sites that illuminate both the past and the present, as well as the timeless, such as the Linggu Temple and Pagoda in Nanjing.

May 5 to 19, 2019

Japan by Sea

LAND OF THE RISING SUN

Join faculty leader Thomas Fingar, MA ’69, PhD ’77, aboard the deluxe Caledonian Sky for our memorable journey through this nation of many islands.

June 19 to July 1, 2019

Japan Family Adventure

FUN IN THE LAND OF TEMPLES, CASTLES & SAMURAI

Join history professor Kären Wigen, an expert in Japanese language and literature, on a journey that takes us to Kyoto’s many temples and gardens, the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima and Tokyo’s Fukagawa Museum that features re-created homes from the Edo period.

August 23 to September 11, 2019

Central Asia and the Caucasus

ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE CASPIAN

Accompanied by faculty leader and former ambassador to Afghanistan (2009–2011), Karl Eikenberry, MA ’94, explore nine different UNESCO World Heritage sites as we travel through five wildly diverse countries on this tailor-made, modern-day caravan.

October 8 to 23, 2019

Waterways of Southeast Asia

A NEW LOOK AT VIETNAM, LAOS AND CAMBODIA

Cruise the waters of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, stopping at the villages that are dependent on the rivers for economic, social and spiritual survival, and meeting the inhabitants.

October 12 to 25, 2019

Nepal

KATHMANDU, POKHARA & ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

During our stay in Kathmandu, visit the giant stupa of Swayambunath with its all-seeing eyes of Buddha, and Kumari Ghar, residence of the city’s “living goddess.”

November 2 to 15, 2019

Unseen Japan

HIDDEN GEMS OF AN ISLAND NATION

Join Professor Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, on this itinerary created just for Travel/Study that takes us to fascinating sites few tourists visit.

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