It's time to take your education a little further with Continuing Education's GO LEARN program. Our mission is to combine education with a vacation to facilitate deeper connections between travelers and the communities they visit through unique and authentic experience.

Our edu-vacations allow you to explore the world with hand-selected U of U faculty who are experts at bringing local and international destinations to life. As you travel with GO LEARN, you'll be immersed into an exciting new culture with like-minded travelers who share your passion for exploration.

Explore the world with us!

Upcoming Tours

Oaxaca

Oaxaca: Ring in the New Year

December 27, 2017—January 2, 2018

Visit the the "land of the seven moles", see how mezcal is made, explore ancient ruins, and celebrate 2018 in style!
Celebrate New Years in Oaxaca »

D-Day and the Race Across France

May 12—20, 2018

Stephen Hall, Colonel, USAF (Retired) and Alice Webber, KUED
Unfold WWII history in France as you learn about the risks, the alternatives, the decisions, and the people forever tied to the D-Day outcome.
Explore WWII History »

Discover Washington DC with Go Learn

Washington DC

May 20—26, 2018

Doctors Tim and Cathy Chambless and Maria O’Mara, General Manager KUER
Journey to our nation's capital to get a unique perspective on the media, news agencies, and politics with our incredibly knowledgeable (and well-connected!) leaders.
Tour the nation's news networks »

China and the Tibetan Plateau

June 23 - July 6 2018

Windy (Wei) Zhao, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Architecture, University of Utah
Explore the architectural treasures of Beijing, and then journey to the rural Tibetan Plateau to explore the food, culture, and Buddhist architecture of this incredible and picturesque region.
Discover the beauty of China »

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Iceland

July 22—28, 2018

Holly Godsey, Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah
Explore thermal pools, volcanoes, mountain ranges and coastlines with U of U Geologist Dr. Holly Godsey. Come learn about the natural processes that formed the island, as well enjoy spectacular meals, relaxing accommodations, and spectacular vistas in the Land of Fire and Ice.
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See London's theatre

London on Stage

October 4—13, 2018

Tim Slover, Professor, Dept. of Theatre, University of Utah and Jane England, Dept. of Theatre
Get the hottest tickets in the greatest theatre city on earth! See blockbuster plays in intimate venues by night, and explore London’s hidden gems by day. Our professors will make sure you discover a side of London you’ve never seen before.
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Berlin

Berlin: Behind the Wall

September 9—15, 2018

Christoph Dressler, Director Go Learn, Osher Instructor
From a swampy village to the powerhouse of Europe, Berlin is beyond definition. Today’s vibrant metropolis has a checkered past. Enjoy a journey through the ages, from Frederick the Great to the times of Angela Merkel. Discover and marvel at a city that has shaped world history like no other.
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Greece

Greece, Islands of the Gods

September 29—October 13, 2018

Prof. Randall Stewart, College of Humanities
Set sail with us on an Aegean odyssey exploring Greece's iconic islands!
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Cuba

Cuba Revealed

February 2—9, 2019

Professor Al Campbell, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Come with us and see what this amazing island is all about. Our U of U Cuba expert, Dr. Al Campbell, will show us the culture, politics, delight, and intrigue that make this place so fascinating. Explore our most unknown neighbor!
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Sicily

Sicily

May 2019

Professor Randall Stewart and Taunya Dressler, College of Humanities
Mythology, history, stunning landscapes, food and wine, this island has it all! Enjoy this most amazing journey to this unforgettable destination! La vita è bella!
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Spain

Camino de Santiago

June 22 — July 3, 2019

Professor Fernando Rubio, College of Humanities
Bike the most iconic pilgrimage path of Europe with us! Learn about ancient Spain, as Celts, Romans, Moors, and modern-day pilgrims all have walked this path.
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China

China, Culture & Art

May 2019

Brooke Horejsi, Utah Presents
The stages and sights of Beijing and Shanghai will open themselves for you. Enjoy performances and in-depth lectures, meet artists and performers on this journey into art and culture of ancient and modern China!
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Berlin, Prague, Vienna

Historic Borderlands: Berlin, Prague, Vienna

June 18—29, 2019

Travel with us and enjoy the highlights that Berlin, Prague, and Vienna have to offer, as well as take a thorough journey off the beaten path across central Europe. This is Borderlands history and culture at their best!
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See London's theatre

London on Stage

October 3—12 2019

Get the hottest tickets in the greatest theatre city on earth! See blockbuster plays in intimate venues by night, and explore London’s hidden gems by day. Our professors will make sure you discover a side of London you’ve never seen before.
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Tim and Jane are the best. They both are extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and organized. Their love of England is apparent to anyone who talks to them for more than 10 seconds. I would travel anywhere with either or both of them.
– Go Learn London Traveler

The entire trip left me with many wonderful memories of Cuba...The Cuban people we met revealed the soul of Cuba by generously sharing their passion, creativity and knowledge with us. I especially enjoyed the last night in Havana when we gathered at the very cool tapas bar at sunset. Two authentic troubadours serenaded us with song and acoustic guitars. Wow! – Go Learn Cuba Traveler

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller

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... the day we topped a hill at noontime and the land fell away in a panorama ... gazing on fields of blood red poppies, as far as the eye could see, blooming in the sun even to the reaches of an ancient church where the Camino winded, and the three of us—mother, father and daughter—hugged on the roadside with heartfelt joy, this after the hard ride. We sipped wine and broke bread in the cloister marked by the cross of St. James. It was good, this life.
Michael G., Spain 2013 participant

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Come and travel with us! Our guided travel edu-vacations are led by hand-selected U of U faculty who are experts at bringing local and international destinations to life. Discover new lands, new cultures, new people and new experiences with us!

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Go Learn is an educational travel program for the inquisitive learner. With the world as our classroom, we offer boutique travel experiences steeped in discovery. Participants explore topics, lands and issues with intimate travel groups led by University of Utah experts.

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Traveling with Tim Slover and Jane England was like having local experts to guide us. Whether it was standing on the lawn outside Parliament, in front of a painting at the National Gallery, in the Grecian room at the British Museum or on the tube en route to Othello, when Tim spoke to brief us even the Brits gathered around to listen.
George S., London 2013 participant