Press Kit

Media Inquiries

Not-for-profit Road Scholar understands the news media’s responsibility to provide accurate and timely information. To help facilitate media requests, we ask our media partners to please use our media relation’s guidelines listed below.

Please contact the PR department for media requests including:

  • Interview requests with senior executives, experts and participants
  • Domestic, International Programs and Adventures Afloat
  • Requests to film on our programs
  • Breaking news ​



Mission Statement

Road Scholar inspires adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures open minds to new ideas and deepen understanding of oneself and of the world’s peoples, places, cultures, history and environments. A true university of the world, not-for-profit Road Scholar’s meaningful — often transformational — educational adventures engage people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime.




About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the world leader in educational travel for boomers and beyond. This not-for-profit organization was founded as Elderhostel in 1975 and has served more than 6 million lifelong learners over the past 50 years. With educational adventures hosted by expert faculty in nearly 100 countries and throughout the United States, Road Scholar truly is a university of the world. Learn more at

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Our History

It all started as a conversation between friends. 

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Mission Statement

Road Scholar inspires adults to learn, discover and travel.

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Road Scholar Difference

We're a university of the world with a focus on experiential learning.