NOTICE: Continuing Ed is open and waiting to hear from you. All staff are working remotely until January 11 and our physical office at 540 Arapeen is closed, but please give us a call at 801.581.6461 if you need immediate assistance.
As someone who has always prided myself on the superiority of self-planned tours, the Go Learn tour proved me wrong—it showed me how much richer the experience is with a small group of like-minded co-adventurers, led by well organized, thoughtful yet playful leaders. With Go Learn we were able to see and do three times more with zero hassle in moving around from place to beautiful place. — Cindy S., Sicilia 2014
At Go Learn we take the health and safety of our travelers and trip leaders very seriously. While travel is restricted due to COVID-19, any Go Learn trips that have been suspended or cancelled have been fully refunded. All future trips will be fully refunded if we must cancel them due to further restrictions. All trips listed here are currently expected to continue as planned.
Dear friends, colleagues, and fellow Go Learn travelers,
The biggest necessity of this past year has been to think like a proton – always positive. This has not always been easy in the face of crisis. 2020 has taught us many things, none more true than that the only constant in life is change.
We all had to learn new tricks this year. The pandemic forced us to pause, reflect, reimagine, and reinvent ourselves and how we do life. Travel as we knew it halted. But in this space, a new type of travel emerged, as he human propensity to dream does not pause. Go Learn tapped into this wonder via webinars, taking our friends on virtual tours of the mind with our brilliant U of U faculty. We traveled to Capitol Reef National Park, explored Mayan and Aztec culture, learned about bird songs, poetry, architecture in Japan, Greek Mythology, life behind the Iron Curtain, and so much more. More travelers came to learn with us virtually this year than in the past five years combined. What this reveals is that we are still hungry for knowledge, for experience, and for understanding our world—more now than ever.
Just as the days will get longer, we will reach the light at the end of this tunnel. We are grateful to be able to keep dreaming up journeys for you and promise to be ready when it’s safe and reasonable to roam this wonderful planet again together. This year has offered an opportunity to search our hearts for what’s important in life. Family, humanity, and our planet first, of course, but also the necessity to take care of yourself. Meaningful and memorable travel may have percolated up the hierarchy of our needs.
We here at Go Learn—Sandra, Dylan, and Christoph—wish you a happy holiday season. Whether you celebrated Hanukkah, Christmas, or simply the Solstice on the21st, we hope that positive thoughts and the readiness to embrace our brave new world are with you. We hope you’ll continue to go learn with us in 2021!
Travel bright (coming soon) and go learn something! Sandra, Dylan, and Christoph
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
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.Henry Miller
... 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
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!
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.
Go Learn is always looking for University of Utah experts to lead our tours. Our tour leaders are scientists, theatre professors, architects, historians, economists, and everything in between. We would love to know more about you and your research, and see where the conversation leads us. Please fill out our form, and we’ll get the discussion started!
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