We are explorers, adventurers and students of the world


Our experiential learning opportunities change lives

Not-for-profit Road Scholar is the world’s largest and most innovative creator of experiential learning opportunities. We have guided generations of lifelong learners on transformative learning adventures from San Francisco to Siberia, and nearly everywhere in between.

We are a diverse community of knowledge seekers and explorers, united in the belief that lifelong learning is a vital part of overall wellbeing. We believe in living life to the fullest at every age — by experiencing the world, and not just looking at it. By meeting new people, touching history where it happened and delving deep into the cultures and landscapes we explore.

Alongside renowned experts, our participants experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities by land and by sea on travel adventures designed for boomers and beyond.

The breadth and depth of our offerings is unsurpassed.

Road Scholar is proud to offer thousands of learning adventures in more than 100 countries and throughout the United States. At any given time, nearly 2,000 Road Scholars are experiencing the world on our learning adventures.

We welcome you to join them.

Our Mission

At not-for-profit Road Scholar, our mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime.

Our Not-For-Profit Status

Road Scholar is not a traditional travel company. We’re a not-for-profit organization —and we have been ever since our founding in 1975. That not-for-profit status means we can put learning first in our decision-making. It allows us to keep costs low and to offer valuable programs that aren’t driven by revenue. It makes it possible to provide scholarships that help offset costs so that financial constraints don’t pose a barrier to participation. And it means we can dedicate resources to the research and advancement of lifelong learning.




Our Commitment to Diversity

Road Scholar values diversity as a dynamic and integral part of a thriving educational community. We strive to develop dynamic program content and offerings that represent the rich diversity of our society and to foster a welcoming, inclusive and equitable work and learning environment for people of all backgrounds and identities.