St. Olaf Study Travel
Experience a mindful way to travel
St. Olaf Study Travel takes you "behind the seen" to observe and experience cultures in ways that encourage you to ask questions and question answers. All our programs are designed and led by St. Olaf faculty who are passionate about sharing their favorite subjects and destinations. Study Travel blends the joy of learning with free time for independent exploration and creature comforts that suit adult lives. Always open to the public, Study Travel is for adults of all ages and teenagers traveling with adults. Imagine where Study Travel can take you.
To register for a program, visit the individual program page below. To receive general information on any program, visit our information request form.
Study Travel programs
Visions of Cuba: Exploring a Nation through Civil Society
June 5 - 14, 2013
Registration now closed
Led by Jeane Delaney, Associate Professor of History, and Gwen Barnes-Karol, Professor of Spanish
Norway: Concerts and Culture
June 6/7 - 20, 2013
Registration now closed
Adjunct to the St. Olaf Choir's 100th Anniversary Tour
Led by Margaret O'Leary
The Arts and Culture of Spain Along the Way to Santiago de Compostela
September 1/2 - 16, 2013 - WAIT LISTED
Experience the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela and the art, architecture, history and cultures of Northern Spain
Led by Jim Dunlop and Mac Gimse '58
Imperial Cities of Thailand and Vietnam
January 1/3 - 18, 2014
Led by Mary Griep, Professor of Art and Art History, and Randolph Jennings, Instructor in Management Studies and Former Director of International Programs at Payap University, Chiang Mai
Theater in London
April 25/26 - May 4, 2014 - WAIT LISTED
Led by Pat Quade, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, and Kathy Quade, Retired Disability Services Coordinator
Australia and New Zeland
16 days in September, 2014 - WAIT LISTED
Led by Ted Johnson, Professor of Biology, and Michelle Johnson, Retired Medical Technologist
Note: You are under no obligation if you add your name to the wait list. Please call 888-865-6537 to do so.
On the horizon
These programs are in the planning stages.
Full information on 2015 programs - including exact dates, program fees, itineraries and a detailed payment schedule - will be available by January 2014. To guarantee your space on a program, please register and pay the $500 per-person deposit. Deposits are fully refundable until approximately 6 or 7 months prior to departure. With questions, please call 888-865-6537.
16-18 days in January 2015
Led by Ed Langerak, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, and Lois Langerak, Retired Dental Hygienist
Art, Food, and Wine of the Southwest
10 days in February 2015
Led by Peter Abrahamson, General Manager of Bon Appétit at St. Olaf
14 days in April 2015
Led by Bruce Benson, Retired College Pastor
The Great Conversation 35th Anniversary: Greece and Italy
14-16 days in June 2015
Led by Karen Cherewatuk, Professor of English, Director of the Great Conversation, and Anne Groton, Professor of Classics