St. Olaf Study Travel

St. Olaf has long been a leader in study abroad for students and for nearly 40 years we have offered study travel opportunities for alumni, parents and friends of the college. Our faculty and college leaders will guide you on a learning adventure, helping you experience a place in depth.

You can recapture the intellectual stimulation of your college days through Study Travel. Don’t just see the sights — join Study Travel and you’ll really dive into a place, learning about its history, monuments, art, literature, cultures, food, current issues. You’ll find travel with St. Olaf to be invigorating, eye opening, and enriching.

Don’t watch the world go by; be a part of it. Where will Study Travel take you?

SPOTLIGHT ON: Art, Food and Wine in the Southwest – Immerse yourself in the beauty of the American Southwest, while also taking your taste buds on a tour of the cuisine and wine of this distinct area. This program currently has 7 registrants and needs a minimum of 15 to go. The Go/No-Go decision date is Oct 15, so don’t delay!

REGISTER BY SEPT 26 for Legendary Danube and save $500 per person!

ONLY 11 SPACES REMAIN for the Upper Amazon charter cruise. Though this program takes place in February 2016, I expect it will fill by the end of this year. Don’t miss out!

What you Might not Know about Study Travel
These are not typically cookie-cutter vacations. For the majority of programs, your faculty leader put a lot of thought into custom designing the itinerary and the educational theme. So you won’t follow the same itinerary that everyone on your block has experienced. And, you’ll get so much more out of Study Travel than a trip you plan on your own, combining iconic sights with enlightening discussions.

Our groups are smaller than most others, averaging between 20 and 30 participants per program, rather than the 48 or 52 at which most tours fill. This allows you to hear a guide and spread out on a private motor coach … what seem like small aspects can make all the difference.

And every itinerary provides free time and flexibility to fulfill your personal interests. You’re not constantly lock-step in the midst of a group. It’s the best of both worlds: sharing uncommon journeys with like-minded traveling companions, while also having time on your own to decompress, reflect, and refresh.

As St. Olaf celebrates its 140th year, we invite you to join in the college’s legacy and deep tradition of study abroad with a program created specifically for alumni, parents and friends.