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January 25 to February 1, 2022

Yellowstone in Winter

GEOTHERMAL WONDERS AND WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Travel by heated snowcoach to park roads that are normally closed in winter, explore the winter landscape by snowshoe, or sink into the natural hot springs of Mammoth—or all three.

March 11 to 18, 2022

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.

March 16 to 29, 2022

Emirates and Sultanates

INSIDE THE UAE, OMAN AND QATAR

With history professor Jim Sheehan, ’58, explore the city-states of the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Qatar—closed to Westerners for many years and awash in a striking mosaic of contrasts.

March 19 to April 1, 2022

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 29 to April 8, 2022

Ireland: Food, Culture and Politics

JOURNEY THROUGH THE EMERALD ISLE

With Professor Scott Pearson, delve into Ireland’s storied past, from prehistoric passage tombs to the Troubles that once plagued Belfast and Northern Ireland, and hear from local experts about the impacts of Brexit today. 

April 2 to 30, 2022

Florence Sabbatical

A MONTH IN THE CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Ever dreamed 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 2 to 15, 2022

Israel: Past and Present

EXPLORING THE HOLY LAND

Travel to Israel with political science professor Kenneth Schultz and meet with Palestinians, Jewish settlers, local academics and journalists to hear various, often opposing, opinions about current events and the future of this hotly contested land.

April 14 to 23, 2022

Peru

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCA

Follow archaeologist and anthropology professor John Rick as you hike among some of Peru’s most enigmatic ruins and learn about the ancient civilizations that created them.

April 21 to May 1, 2022

Piemonte and the Italian Riviera

TREASURES OF NORTHWESTERN ITALY

Art history professor Emanuele Lugli enlightens us on the art and art history of Piemonte and Liguria’s Italian Riviera while our Stanford connections provide special behind-the-scenes experiences.

May 1 to 8, 2022

Prague

SOJOURN IN THE CITY OF 100 SPIRES

With history professor Bert Patenaude, explore Prague in depth, admiring eight centuries’ worth of magnificent architecture, appreciating the music and art of some of the city’s most prominent former residents and learning about the Czech capital’s role in 21st-century Europe.

May 2 to 10, 2022

St. Petersburg

RUSSIA'S IMPERIAL CAPITAL

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, while Professor Norman Naimark, '68, MA '68, PhD '72, provides insights on Russia’s history. 

May 9 to 21, 2022

Tunisia

FROM CARTHAGE TO THE JASMINE REVOLUTION

On this in-depth exploration of Tunisia, visit a total of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, covering the Phoenician, Roman and Islamic periods.

May 10 to 24, 2022

Central Asia

WHERE OLD TRADITIONS ABOUND

With former ambassador to Russia and political science professor Michael McFaul, journey from Uzbekistan, across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan, and into the mountains of Georgia and Armenia.

May 12 to 26, 2022

Mountains of Japan

SPRINGTIME IN THE JAPAN ALPS

Consider both past and present—from Kanazawa’s feudal past at its 16th-century castle, to its ultra-modern 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art—and gain insights from international policy scholar Daniel Sneider.

May 16 to 24, 2022

Montenegro

OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE BALKANS

Explore this Balkan gem, with its unspoiled beaches, stunning national parks and Venetian architecture. 

June 14 to 26, 2022

Turkey

ISTANBUL AND OTHERWORLDLY CAPPADOCIA

Experience the highlights of Turkey, from archaeological monuments to architectural masterpieces and pristine beaches, with political sociologist Ayca Alemdaroglu.

June 29 to July 9, 2022

Pantanal

THE WORLD'S LARGEST WETLAND

Journey to Brazil to discover the Pantanal, the largest freshwater wetland in the world and a premier destination for wildlife viewing.

July 8 to 17, 2022

Tanzania Safari

AFRICA'S "BIG FIVE" AND THE GREAT MIGRATION

Join an epic adventure timed to observe the start of the massive annual wildebeest migration. And travel to Olduvai Gorge, the “cradle of mankind,” to meet with paleoanthropologists and learn about our roots from resident researchers.

July 25 to August 2, 2022

Iceland

LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

Explore Reykjavík and stop at Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur geyser and Gulfoss on the acclaimed Golden Circle route of geological highlights, traveling alongside geology professor Ayla Pamukçu.

August 5 to 15, 2022

Mongolia

STEPPES AND ENDLESS SKIES

Journey with Professor Stephan Graham, MS ’74, PhD ’76, to this remote area of inner Asia and observe cultures and meet people whose way of life is steeped in tradition, yet at the same time who are trying to adapt to the demands of life in the 21st century.

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