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. Let our faculty and college leaders guide you on a learning adventure, helping you experience a place in depth. Where do you want to go? What do you want to learn? Who do you want to meet? Imagine where Study Travel can take you.


Register or Request More Information
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


Theater in London
April 25/26 - May 4, 2014 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Led by Pat Quade, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, and Kathy Quade, Retired Disability Services Coordinator

Discovering Historical Paris: The Importance of Collective Memory
May 27/28–June 7, 2014 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 
Led by Wendy Allen, Professor of French, and Richard Allen, Professor of Computer Science 

Greece - From Athens to Rhodes: Circling the Rim of the Aegean
June 6/7 - 22, 2014 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Led by James May, Professor of Classics, and Donna May, Teacher

Australia and New Zealand
September 24/26-October 13, 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.

Washington D.C. Mall

Ole Adventure in D.C. and NYC
October 19-26, 2014
Hosted by Barry Carlson '79, Senior Development Officer and 50th Class Reunion Liaison



The Wonders and Religions of India
January 17-February 4, 2015 - WAIT LISTED
Led by Ed Langerak, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, and Lois Langerak, Retired Dental Hygienist

Inn and Spa at Loretto


Art, Food, and Wine of the Southwest
February 15-21, 2015 
Led by Peter Abrahamson, General Manager of Bon Appétit at St. Olaf


Listening to the Holy Land: Its Past, People, and Geography
March 11-23, 2015 - WAIT LISTED 
Led by Bruce Benson, Retired College Pastor, and Carol Benson, Retired Music Teacher

Melk Abbey

Legendary Danube
March 30-April 10, 2015 -- NOTE THESE NEW DATES
Led by Greg Kneser, Vice President of Student Life

Dutch Windmill


Hike, Bike, and Barge the Netherlands 
April 16-29, 2015 
Led by Dave Van Wylen ’80, Professor of Biology and 2013-14 College Sustainability Catalyst, and Pat Van Wylen ’80, Visiting Scholar Coordinator




The Great Conversation 35th Anniversary: Greece and Italy
June 8-23, 2015
Led by Karen Cherewatuk, Professor of English, Director of the Great Conversation, and Anne Groton, Professor of Classics


On the horizon

These programs are in the planning stages.

More information -- including exact dates, program fees, itineraries and a detailed payment schedule -- will be available by Late Fall 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.

To register for a program, visit the individual program page below. To receive general information on any program, visit our information request form.

Boundary Waters Wilderness Adventure for Young Alumni (registration will be available soon - check back!)
8 Days in June 2015
Led by Greg Kneser, Vice President of Student Life

Italy and Germany: Renaissance and Reformation
15 Days in September 2015
Led by Eric Lund, Professor of Religion, and Cindy Lund, Assistant Curator, Special Collections Librarian, Kierkegaard Library

Poetry and Fiction at Holden Village
10-12 days in October 2015 - subject to change due to construction at Holden Village
Led by David Wee, Professor Emeritus of English

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