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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.


Southern United States

The road to freedom through troubles and triumph

Visit significant sites in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama as we examine how the civil rights movement has shaped our country’s history.



A springtime cruise to the Land of the Rising Sun

Embark on a scenic voyage of four islands of Japan, stopping to take in sacred temples, art museums, and the rural countryside.



A walk through the lush Emerald Isle

Explore centuries-old castles that line the verdant hills and stroll along craggy coastlines on a walking trip through Ireland.


Kenya and Rwanda

A wildlife adventure with a conservation focus

Meet with local communities and search for iconic wildlife in the grassy plains of the Masai Mara and for endangered mountain gorillas in the lush Virunga Mountains.


British Isles

A cruise through the waterways of Great Britain and Ireland

A feast for the heart and mind, this trip has in-depth study, local cuisines, and lush landscapes. The Sea Cloud Spirit, our home on the sea, is a three-masted beauty.


Papua New Guinea

An astonishing journey through remarkably diverse lands

Experience stunning biodiversity, art and culture, and, of course, beautiful beaches. You’ll see rarely visited villages and learn from local residents and guides.

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.

Thomas Fingar

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Tom draws upon his experience as a senior U.S. government official and on his recent books and courses concerning Japan's relations with its neighbors and the United States to illuminate Japan's past and present.

Linda Paulson


Associate dean and director of the Master of Liberal Arts program at Stanford and an expert in comparative literature, Linda regularly retraces the footsteps of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters in her trips to the U.K.

Rush Rehm

Theater and Performance Studies

The founder and artistic director of Stanford Repertory Theater, Rush is also professor of classics and of theater and performance studies at Stanford and the author of several books on Greek tragedy.

Ayla Pamukçu

Geological Sciences

Ayla works on unlocking the history of volcanoes through observations and data spanning a wide range of scales and perspectives, from geology in the field to lab observations of microscopic crystals.

Roberto D'Alimonte

LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome

A professor of political science, former chair of department of political science, and a renowned political journalist, Roberto brings his unique understanding of modern European politics to Stanford travelers.

Mira Foster

Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

The director of education for the World House Project, Mira Foster develops educational resources to teach audiences about the civil rights movement and other global struggles for freedom and justice.

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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