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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.


Saudi Arabia

Ancient crossroads in a modern land

In this desert kingdom shaped by nomadic groups, explore ornate mosques, lively markets and stunning red sand dunes.


Spain and Portugal

A luxurious cruise along the vibrant Iberian Peninsula

Sail the picturesque coast from Málaga to Porto on a magnificent, three-masted ship that brings back the elegance of a bygone era.


American Southwest

Hiking the National Parks and Monuments

A spectacular landscape of hidden waterfalls, exposed rock and red sandstone domes with historical sites scattered at every turn.



Discover the literary heritage of England’s southwest corner

Find Inspiration from the charming English countryside and delve into the works of numerous English authors with daily discussion sessions.



With Young Explorer Program for kids ages 6+

Step back in time and explore medieval castles and Roman fortresses, swim in crystal-clear waters and cruise amid the picturesque islands of the Dalmatian Coast.



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

Fly by helicopter to breathtaking locales in British Columbia's Purcell Mountains, exploring vast areas of pristine high-country terrain.

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.

Kenneth Schultz

Political Science

A professor of political science and the director of the Program in International Relations, Ken’s research examines the causes of war between states, with a particular focus on territory disputes and their resolution.

Elaine Treharne


The Roberta Bowman Denning Professorship in the Humanities and a native of Wales, Professor Treharne is a medievalist with specializations in manuscript studies, archives, information technologies and early British literature.

Steven Pifer

Center for International Security and Cooperation

A retired Foreign Service officer, Ambassador Pifer has more than 25 years with the State Department focused on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe, as well as arms control and security issues.

Barbara Pitkin

Religious Studies

Barbara’s research and teaching focus on the place of religious beliefs, practices, and institutions in the intellectual traditions and cultural life of medieval and early modern Europe, roughly from 1000-1700.

Ed Steidle

Continuing Studies

A member of the Stanford faculty since 1984, Ed has taught for the English department, the Graduate Program in the Humanities and the Continuing Studies Program with a focus on Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Carolyn Lougee


Carolyn Lougee has taught European history at Stanford University since 1973. She particularly enjoys sharing with travelers her love of, and expertise in early modern France.

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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