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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 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.

May 8 to 22, 2020

Israel: Past and Present

EXPLORING THE HOLY LAND

With religious studies professor Robert Gregg, explore the importance of Jerusalem to the three Abrahamic monotheistic faiths and observe their practices at the holy sites in the Old City.

May 11 to 26, 2020

Mountains of Japan

SPRINGTIME IN THE JAPANESE ALPS

Travel by trolley, gondola and cable car up into the Japanese Alps, where we stay overnight on the slopes of Mount Tateyama.

May 15 to 24, 2020

Churchill's England

CORRIDORS OF POWER

Accompanied by faculty leader Brad Osgood and savvy local experts, learn about the leaders and parliamentarians who have populated Britain’s colorful political history.

May 20 to 28, 2020

Focus: Lisbon

AN INSIDER'S LOOK

Dive deep into Portuguese culture, literature and philosophy with Vincent Barletta, associate professor of comparative literature and Iberian and Latin American cultures at Stanford.

May 30 to June 6, 2020

Following King: Atlanta to Memphis

A LIFE INSPIRED

Travel with Professor Clayborne Carson, selected by Coretta Scott King to edit her late husband’s papers and founder of Stanford’s King Research and Education Institute.

June 6 to 17, 2020

Baltic Republics

ESTONIA, LATVIA AND LITHUANIA

Traveling with historian and international relations scholar Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87, learn about the rich history of the Baltic states—their emergence and the conflicts that defined them in the 19th and 20th centuries.  

June 12 to 30, 2020

Ethiopia

LEGENDARY LAND OF CHURCHES AND MOUNTAINS

Obelisks. Rock-hewn churches. Paleolithic sites. Discover these and more as we journey to the Horn of Africa to traverse the length of Ethiopia, one of only two countries in Africa that escaped European colonization. 

August 27 to September 9, 2020

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

THE CAUCASUS AT A CROSSROADS

Travel to the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Asia with faculty leader Abbas Milani. Along the way, we’ll also meet with representatives of local NGOs, journalists, students, entrepreneurs and religious leaders.

September 16 to 24, 2020

Opus Napoli

TREASURES OF NAPLES AND CAMPANIA

Join music professor and composer Jonathan Berger, DMA ’82, on this concert-rich jaunt through Italy’s Campania region, attending three musical performances in historic Naples, home to Donizetti, Scarlatti and Rossini.

November 8 to 21, 2020

Unseen Japan

HIDDEN GEMS OF AN ISLAND NATION

Journey on this tried-and-true itinerary developed just for Travel/Study that takes us to some off-the-beaten-path locales with Louisa McDonald, '67, MA '70, PhD '76, art history professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

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