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Experience the extraordinary with Stanford Travel/Study

Traveling is wonderful; vacations are fantastic. But 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 Travelers Our Faculty Leaders

You don't need to like group travel to love traveling with Stanford. On any given trip, you're sure to forge friendships with a diverse and intellectually curious group of Stanford alumni and their friends and family.

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 Our Connections

In our nearly 50 years of experience creating educational journeys, we have covered nearly every corner of the globe—from the North Pole to Antarctica to the Far East 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.

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.

  • "Stanford was able to arrange activities and meetings we simply would not be able to access on our own. The caliber of guest speakers and topic experts and influencers were excellent and second to none. On top of it all, we met and got to know our wonderful fellow travelers and have returned home with some great new friends that we are excited to stay in touch with."

    Darren H. Bechtel, '04, MBA '10

  • "I can't think of a better way to discover an unfamiliar place, with just the perfect blend of pleasure, education and friendship."

    Henry Muller, '68

  • "Our Stanford Travel/Study trip was a unique tapestry of wondrous sights, stimulating lectures, and glorious food and wine, woven together by skilled and caring staff and amazing travelers."

    Jean McPhee, '69

  • "We had access to people and places that we couldn't have had without being on a tour, and having a professor along and having reading before the trip helped us to better understand what we were experiencing."

    Kathy Christie, '85, MS '86

  • "Stanford Travel/Study not only allows for continued education but brings Stanford connections. I look forward to my next adventure."

    Carolyn Haugen, '61, MA '62

  • "This was my first trip with Stanford Travel/Study and I was impressed at all levels: smooth organization, informative programming, great food, excellent accommodations and some fun surprises along the way. Plus it was a fun and congenial group of travelers."

    Susan Heikkala, '73

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