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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.



A scenic walk through the Italian Lake District

Stroll through verdant pastures and along mountain ridges and sail across deep, indigo lakes stopping along the way to dine on fresh, local cuisine .



A walk through the landscapes of Provençal painters

Soak up the sun-drenched countryside from Arles to Avignon and Aix, taking in stunning views from the Alpilles and walking through scrubs of citrus, lavender, and thyme.


Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

An exploration of life and culture in the South Caucasus

Discover delicious cuisine, robust wines, and ancient traditions waiting in the countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, nestled between the Caspian and Black Seas.



A luxury railway journey from Venice to Istanbul

Our epic eight-country adventure begins in Italy and winds through the Balkans to Turkey. Witness history as we travel early trade routes.



Wander through Tuscany and the Italian Riviera

Gaze across turquoise waters from pastel seaside villages, marvel at art and architecture in Florence, and wend your way through medieval hill towns.



With Young Explorer Program for kids 8+

Enjoy the wonders of Patagonia and beyond with your family. Marvel at landscapes few will ever experience, and adventure and learn in Buenos Aires and Santiago.

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.

Rob Dunbar

Earth Systems Science

The Keck Professor of Earth Sciences, 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.

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.

Larry Diamond

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Former director of the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a professor by courtesy of political science and sociology, Diamond studies global democratic development.

Michael McWilliams

Geological Sciences

Through his research, Professor McWilliams aims to better understand Earth’s evolution, the rate of geological processes, and the history of important earth events such as volcanism, earthquakes, mass extinctions and global climate change.

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.

Wanda Corn

Art and Art History

The Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Wanda specializes in the history of modern art, photography, and visual culture, with a special interest in the ways artists and art movements traveled globally in the early 20th century.

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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