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Experience the Extraordinary

With Stanford Travel/Study, every trip is the trip of a lifetime. It's easy to see why our travelers keep coming back, year after year.


Our Destinations

Embark on a Trip Unlike Any Other

Our diverse lineup of educational adventures lets you learn and explore endlessly—whether you are venturing somewhere new or looking to gain a deeper appreciation of a familiar destination.


Aegean Sea

A classic voyage to the Greek Isles and Turkey

Explore millennia of human history and mythology on a cruise from Athens through the islands of the Aegean Sea to the ancient city of Ephesus.



Savor Southern Italy from Puglia to Naples

Enjoy the superb cuisine, rugged landscapes and ancient villages of Puglia, then venture to the sun-splashed Amalfi Coast with its cliffside towns and haunting ruins.



Explore one of the world's oldest civilizations

Immerse yourself in the deep cultural history of Iran, taking in millennia of art, ornate mosques and archaeological treasures.


Oman, Qatar and the UAE

An exploration of life and culture in the Middle East

Explore the striking mosaic of contrasts with ultra modern cities and ancient villages, sand dunes and soaring mountains, all bordered by blue skies and shimmering water.


Mount Everest

An ultimate adventure trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek the snow-capped Himalayas, taking in panoramic views while relaxing in mountainside villages and learning about local Sherpa traditions.



For young adults (ages 18+) traveling with their families

On this program designed for families traveling with adult children, discover the grandeur of Egypt, cruise the Nile River and engage with local residents.

Why Stanford

Discover the Stanford Advantage

When you're looking to add top-notch educational opportunities, exclusive access to unique locales and the opportunity to connect with your fellow alums to your journey, look no further than Travel/Study.

Our Faculty Leaders

With Stanford scholars leading the way through every step of your journey, you're guaranteed an educational experience like no other. In addition to hearing their thought-provoking lectures, you'll have the opportunity to interact with these teachers who are masters at bringing our destinations to life.

Our Experience

In our nearly 50 years of creating educational journeys, we have covered nearly every corner of the globefrom the North Pole to Antarctica and from the mountains of Nepal to the Sahara. Our travelers have experienced it all: epic rail journeys, in-depth city sojourns, private air expeditions, mountain treks and so much more.

Our Connections

From people to places, Stanford knows (and has access to) them all. Stanford connections afford you the opportunity to enjoy rare behind-the-scenes visits to special sites, discussions with knowledgeable insiders and once-in-a-lifetime events all over the world.

About Our Faculty Leaders

Meet Some of Our Exceptional Faculty Leaders

Here's a unique perk you simply won't find anywhere else: a Stanford education to go. With renowned Stanford faculty and scholars leading the way, every Travel/Study trip is an intellectual adventure.

Michael McWilliams

Geological Sciences

Professor McWilliams studies the history of important earth events such as volcanism, earthquakes, mass extinctions and global climate change.

Elaine Treharne


Professor Treharne researches medieval British literature, manuscript studies, and the history of text to recover the stories and literary traces of those who have gone before us.

Rob Dunbar

Earth Systems Science

Rob is interested in global climate change and how we translate scientific knowledge into better policies and practices to promote the sustainable use of the Earth.

Ayla Pamukçu

Geological Sciences

Professor Pamukçu studies the interactions and relationships between humans and their geologic surroundings, particularly volcanoes.

Buzz Thompson

Stanford Law School

The Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Buzz is a scholar of rivers, their histories and the critical role they play in shaping the countries through which they flow.

Margot Gerritsen

Energy Resources Engineering

In addition to her work in renewable and fossil energy production, Margot Gerritsen, PhD '97, is an outdoor sportsperson, ready to share with our travelers her love of hiking, biking and kayaking.

Curated Collections

Collections Designed With You in Mind

Whatever your travel style, we have a trip that will meet your needs—and give you an unforgettable, enriching experience. Explore our curated collections to find your next big adventure.

Active Adventures

Get up close and personal with wildlife or just get moving. From walking and hiking to kayaking, snorkeling, diving and rafting, it’s easy to stay active wherever we go.


Learn about the geophysics of Everest, delve into the history of Southeast Asia, and explore the hidden gems of the largest and most populous continent.

In-Depth Learning

Want to do a deeper dive? Travel to amazing locales where you’ll enjoy lectures, seminars and in-depth talks with scholars, peers and local experts.

Nature & Wildlife

See stunning vistas and spectacular wildlife with experienced trip leaders, and immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of our shared planet.

North America

From idyllic mountains and national parks to iconic cultural sites, discover the geographic wonders and rich history of North America.

Sea & River Cruises

Experience a cruise like none other and see a totally different side of the cities, towns and scenic seascapes along the way.


On a Stanford Family Adventure, you and your loved ones will find yourselves immersed in new countries and cultures with hands-on activities, faculty lectures and unique learning opportunities for all ages.

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