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September 8 to 23, 2019

Remembering World War II

FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRIA

Follow the path of Easy Company, made famous by the book and HBO series, Band of Brothers, on this remarkable exploration of some of the most famous battles and sites of World War II. We’ll also stop at major monuments and commemorative cemeteries.

October 5 to 18, 2019

Central Europe: Prague to Berlin

A JOURNEY OF REMEMBRANCE

Become immersed in the rich history of Central Europe with historian Norman Naimark, ’66, MA ’68, PhD ’72. 

October 13 to 21, 2019

Focus: Amsterdam

AN IN-DEPTH TOUR OF "VENICE OF THE NORTH"

Enjoy a specially arranged visit to the Rijksmuseum’s research library, before-hours entry to the Rembrandt House Museum and a private cheese-tasting—all in the company of European history professor Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87.

October 17 to 28, 2019

Emirates and Sultanates

INSIDE DUBAI, OMAN AND QATAR

Whether the world’s tallest tower, the only indoor ski slope in the Middle East or a palm tree-shaped housing
complex in the sea, Dubai’s is tops.

October 27 to November 10, 2019

Sicily to Southern Spain

A MEDITERRANEAN JOURNEY

Learn from Professor Scott Pearson about the 10th-century farming and scientific practices in Sicily and Spain that started a medieval “green revolution” and revolutionized knowledge in Europe for centuries.

November 3 to 16, 2019

Unseen Japan

HIDDEN GEMS OF AN ISLAND NATION

Join Professor Daniel Sneider, a lecturer in International Policy at Stanford, on this itinerary created just for Travel/Study that takes us to fascinating sites few tourists visit.

December 29, 2019 to January 17, 2020

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 in-depth lectures and insightful discussions led by Professor Larry Diamond and other experts.

January 7 to 22, 2020

Sudan

KINGDOM OF NUBIAN PHARAOHS

Journey with Stanford classics professor Grant Parker to ancient Nubia, set on the Nile. Meet present-day Nubians—descended from the founders of this once-great empire.

February 4 to 10, 2020

Yellowstone in Winter

GEOTHERMAL WONDERS AND WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Discover the dramatic beauty of Yellowstone National Park in the hush of winter. Travel across snow-covered landscapes to catch sight of Yellowstone’s wildlife, waterfalls framed by ice and geysers erupting into the cold winter air. Experience firsthand the park’s vastness, the silence and the slowness of life.

February 22 to March 14, 2020

India Grand Tour

TREASURES OF THE SUBCONTINENT

Join Professor Scott Pearson on the ultimate exploration of the subcontinent; a Grand Tour encompassing India’s many highlights. 

March 9 to 25, 2020

Iran

MOSQUES AND MONUMENTS OF PERSIA

Follow in the footsteps of scores of Stanford travelers who have delighted in uncovering the facts about this historically and culturally rich nation and also discovering how incredibly warm and welcoming its people are.

March 13 to 27, 2020

Kingdom of Morocco

FROM THE SAHARA TO THE SEA

Discover the cultural, religious and geographical diversity of Morocco as we journey from Marrakech, where snake charmers and magicians still ply their ancient arts, to the seaside town of Essaouira, known for its fishermen’s blue boats, and then on to the colorful capital city of Rabat with its historic edifices.

March 22 to April 1, 2020

Emilia-Romagna

RENAISSANCE COURTS OF ITALY

With Christy Junkerman, explore Italy’s oft-overlooked court cities—Bologna, Parma, Ferrara, Mantua—whose aristocratic families played vital roles in the birth of the Renaissance, hosting artists, architects and musicians.

April 3 to May 2, 2020

Florence Sabbatical

A MONTH IN THE CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Ever dreamt about spending an entire month in Florence, heart and soul of the Renaissance? Now’s the time! Dive headlong into Florentine life, language and culture during this four-week stay in beautiful Firenze.

April 5 to 18, 2020

Tunisia

FROM CARTHAGE TO THE JASMINE REVOLUTION

Visit a total of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, covering the Phoenician, Roman and Islamic periods, accompanied by faculty leader Grant Parker, chair of Stanford’s department of classics and faculty affiliate of the university’s Center for African Studies.

April 16 to 26, 2020

Piemonte and the Italian Riviera

TREASURES OF NORTHWESTERN ITALY

Enjoy the good life as we delve into a pair of Italy’s most alluring regions—Piemonte and Liguria’s Italian Riviera. Faculty leader Roberto D’Alimonte enlightens us while our Stanford  connections give us special access.

April 18 to 26, 2020

Focus: Vienna

IMPERIAL GRANDEUR

Walk with former Vienna resident Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87, on the streets where Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert once walked, and meet with a current member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

April 22 to 29, 2020

Literary South

SAVANNAH TO CHARLESTON

Delve into the works of numerous Southern-born and -influenced authors with emeritus professor of English literature William M. Chace during daily lectures and discussion sessions.

April 28 to May 8, 2020

Barcelona to Valencia Food and Wine

DISCOVERING IBERIA

Travel with historian Peter Mann, PhD ’12, and wine expert Jeremy Shaw to Spain’s Catalonia and Valencia regions to learn about the culture, art and, of course, food and wine.

May 1 to 10, 2020

St. Petersburg

RUSSIA'S IMPERIAL CAPITAL

Traveling with faculty leader David Holloway, visit several of St. Petersburg’s most iconic edifices, such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Peterhof Palace and the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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