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Road Scholar Educational Adventures Bring Learning To Places Beyond The Classroom

As summer winds down and school is back in session, learning doesn’t ramp back up just for kids. Road Scholar offers unique learning opportunities for adults in the U.S. and around the world. Expert faculty lead educational adventures, provide behind-the-scenes access to fascinating locations and explore a wide variety of subjects.

“Road Scholars set out on journeys with a purpose to learn and discover,” says James Moses CEO of Road Scholar. “Our educational experiences are a chance to explore places or interests they might not venture to on their own with the benefit of learning with renowned study leaders and other adults who share their passion.”


A must for the intrepid explorer, Mongolia: The Land of Genghis Khan is a new opportunity to experience the mysteries of Mongolia alongside local experts, meet local nomadic families, stay in ger camps, and discover vast ancient ruins, developing and growing cities and the Gobi Desert.

With experts from the BBC, Al Jazeera and the University of Oxford, Road Scholars delve into the pressing topics of modern politics during a special conference at Oxford University, The State of the World: Contemporary Issues & Past Lessons.

North America

Special learning experiences in North America offer insider access to intriguing places without leaving the continent.

Digging for Dinosaurs: the Jurassic Experience features working alongside paleontologists who give hands-on instruction in the tools of their trade. Learn the story of the quarries and the importance of excavation in studying ancient geology.

On Rafting and Stargazing Desolation Canyon, travel to the remote Desolation Canyon, and learn about its vibrant ecosystem along the Green River as you immerse yourself in it. Raft the waters of the river and hike through riverside forests with local experts who have extensive knowledge of the geology and ecology of the area.

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. This not-for-profit educational organization offers 5,500 extraordinary learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of educational activities, enlisting renowned faculty and experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel for adults since 1975. To learn more, please visit or check our blog at