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.
YES! The Cuba program with Go Learn lives on, and has no threat of being interrupted.
Since 2015 the University of Utah’s Go Learn Program has visited Cuba on an annual basis. Limited to the size of 20 participants, over the years we made a small but important contribution to both, Cuban-American relations at large as well as people-to-people impact on a personal level.
Our fully sanctioned and licensed program is not threatened by political rhetoric. Over the years we have forged amazing contacts with local and international journalists, architects, city planners, musicians, artists, farmers, and many private, family enterprises such as our bed and breakfast hosts and restaurant owners. With each group we send we make emotional, intellectual, and financial impact on the ground. Our Cuban friends love us and vice versa, our trip participants leave with a special place in their hearts for the Cuban people. We are proud to conduct Citizen Diplomacy on the micro-level.
In traveling to a place one has not only the pleasure to receive, but the obligation to give back. It is more important than ever to visit Cuba, to enjoy its beauty, to meet its people, and to give back on so many levels; to be American. As Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see!”, we have the obligation to learn, to give, and to change, as well as to enjoy and live life with Mojito in hand dancing into the Caribbean night.
Director, Go Learn, University of Utah
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