St. Olaf is your journey bucket record headquarters

St. Olaf travelers hike the Patagonia region of Argentina in 2022.
St. Olaf vacationers hike the Patagonia area of Argentina in 2022.

Whether or not you’re an intrepid traveler or a beginner, most of us have a bucket record of a number of locations we wish to see or experiences we wish to have in our lifetime. St. Olaf Faculty has been serving to alumni, mother and father, and buddies of the faculty attain their journey targets for over 40 years.

Along with providing examine overseas and examine away packages in additional than 40 international locations around the globe for present college students, St. Olaf additionally affords about 12 packages per yr to alumni, households, and buddies.

These Alumni and Household Journey packages — led by present and retired school and hosted by campus leaders — allow Oles to discover and study in new corners of the world.

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Right here’s a style of what St. Olaf will help you see, do, and study:

  • Observe within the footsteps of Philip II of Macedon, Alexander the Nice, and St. Paul in Greece and Turkey! Expertise the identical locations as these three influential figures of antiquity and examine the legacy they left on Western civilization.
  • Uncover celebrated Inca wonders, colonial cities, and a wealthy cultural heritage on an expedition to Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and extra in Peru.
  • Mix mountain climbing in spectacular places with a wealth of fascinating historical past and archaeology in Scotland’s northern highlands. Expertise Scotland’s mountain climbing tradition and a panorama that’s numerous, craggy, and generally shrouded and moody.
  • View, up shut, wildlife discovered nowhere else on the earth in Madagascar. See lemurs of their pure habitat, discovered solely in Madagascar. Eat the native cake, koba. Stroll among the many baobab bushes, often called the mom of the forest. And join with locals who’re doing constructive issues for his or her communities.
  • Circle the dazzling island of Eire to discover literature, historical past, and tradition. Stroll the streets of James Joyce’s Dublin. Stroll Sligo, the place Yeats spent his childhood summers. Imbibe in Irish foods and drinks. And extra!
  • Go to essential biblical websites, have interaction in conversations with native students, and discover quite a lot of non secular expressions all staking their declare to the small place on earth often called the Holy Land.
  • Ramble round Mont Blanc, dipping your toes into France, Italy, and Switzerland, and uncover what occurs once you transfer by the world at a tempo that means that you can savor the small print.
  • Stroll the paths, visiting villages, sampling wine, assembly the locals, having fun with the meals, marveling on the unbelievable views, and experiencing some less-oft visited locations at 3 mph in Italy and Slovenia
  • Hike, bike, and kayak your method by Northern Spain, when you discover the area‘s extraordinary historical past, tradition, artwork, structure, and native foods and drinks. 
  • Expertise each cultural and pure temples, from towering Mayan pyramids, to the barrier reef that runs the size of Belize’s coast, second solely to Australia’s Nice Barrier Reef in dimension and variety. 
  • Go to among the most picturesque villages in Europe, really feel the good sunshine that drew artists like Cezanne and Van Gogh to the area, take pleasure in a hands-on expertise at each a truffle and honey farm in “the breadbasket of France,” and style among the finest wines the world has to supply within the area the place the grapes are grown.
  • Discover questions of function, that means, and vocation in your “third chapter” of life, and extra, at Spirit within the Desert Retreat Middle in Carefree, Arizona.
  • Expertise the great thing about Europe and springtime within the Mediterranean on a 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

These and extra alternatives are simply ready for you. Try all our locations and be part of us!

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