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Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Mr. Sheldon Seligsohn

Sheldon Seligsohn has more than 30 years of teaching and lecturing experience at various colleges and universities including Temple Law School, Penn State University and Arcadia University. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and received a law degree from Temple University School of Law. Sheldon has also been a long time special studies presenter and Road Scholar lecturer at Chautauqua Institution.

Mr. Marc Glassman

Marc Glassman has promoted independent film and documentaries from his Toronto home. Founder of the Images Festival and board member for Cinematheque Ontario, Marc is also editor-in-chief of POV, Canada’s premier independent film magazine, as well as major contributor to Playback, Take One and Montage, the magazine of Canada’s Director Guild. When not contributing to publications, Marc is also a bookstore owner, reviewer for CMX-FM 96.3 and promoting the Toronto film industry.

Prof. Ori Soltes

Dr. Ori Soltes teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities. He has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has been interviewed for a score of programs on CNN, the History Channel and Discovery Channel. He also hosted a popular series on Ancient Civilizations for middle school students. For seven years, Ori was director and chief curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he created over 80 exhibitions focusing on aspects of history, ethnography and contemporary art. As director of the National Jewish Museum, he co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has spent ten years researching and consulting on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.

Dr. Peter Wenz

A champion of environmental justice, Peter Wenz has been teaching at the university level for more than 35 years in the U.S., England, Scotland and New Zealand. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, and is a University Scholar at the University of Illinois. He has authored seven books, including “Environmental Justice” and “Political Philosophies in Moral Conflict.”

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Judy Wolfe

After more than 20 years as a senior manager in the public sector and a leader in the not-for-profit sector, Judy Wolfe has had exemplary success as a consultant, facilitating executives and boards through transformations, large and small. She has both theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of management competencies — governance, finance, human resources, strategy, and regulation — as applied in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Judy is effective in contexts as diverse as financing public infrastructure and governance in artist-run centers.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
10 Performances


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