The quest for knowledge as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences can transform us. As we see the world through the eyes of others, the communities we visit and touch are also transformed. This cycle of positive change is at the heart of every Learning Journeys experience.
Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.
Truly, the world is your classroom. Exploring the rich and varied cultures of the destinations you visit multiplies the value of your educational pursuits, and the exploration of yourself. The journey itself – to a new place and new you – is what truly matters.
Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.
The World is Your Classroom:Learning Journeys offers travel programs with curriculums – or itineraries – designed to match your interests. Your road to self-discovery will take you beyond the travel experience itself, ultimately uncovering your pathway to life-long learning. At the completion of your program, you will receive a Certificate of Learning that officially documents the skills you’ve acquired.
Explore an Interest: Delve into a pastime or activity that intrigues you as you develop a new skill or hobby. These programs are your gateway to learn more about a destination and yourself.
Pursue a Passion: In-depth educational sessions with native connoisseurs, tastemakers, and experts can lead to a profound understanding of new cultures while evolving a favorite pastime into an expertise.
Change My Life: Combining classroom study with site visits and practical application, these cultural curriculums examine institutions, explore methodologies, and engage with local practitioners. Students return home transformed and well-versed in their field.
This is the opportunity to restore your balance in the most beautiful setting of Perigord, France. Experience yoga, meditation, mindfulness, local cuisine, culture, and history.
Start your morning with yoga sessions, then breakfast on local products, wonder to historical sites, medieval castles, a Buddhist monastery, enjoy a picnic, and dine at restaurants with the best local food.
You will prepare a meal “at home” and discover the Perigord cuisine and a wine tasting.
Visit Plum Village, the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, where people can learn the art of living in harmony with each other and with the Earth. It’s a simple environment cultivating the mind of awakening.
Greece is a destination to inspire a new perspective on life with it’s sea sunshine and Mediterranean food.
This eight-day wellness and learning immersion will allow you to enjoy yoga and meditation with the Aegean Sea sprawling out before you, and opportunities to meet with members of the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative to learn first-hand about local traditional life.
You don't have to be an expert artist to achieve something unique. Create your own little masterpiece inspired by your surroundings abroad in Rome! Relax as you engage in painting workshops and learn through a mixed method of playful tasks and creative teaching technique.
Gain inspiration during your time as you journey through St. Peter’s Basilica on a private guided tour, taking in masterpieces by the Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms. After some time spent in the Eternal City, you will use your new knowledge and inspiration in an immersive mosaic workshop.
The course is suitable for all skill levels, beginner included.
During the program you will participate in three hands-on toy photography lessons, both in class and on-location in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York State!
Sir Dork is a toy photographer who specializes in bringing toys to life with his explosive photographs.
He creates lands inspired by Star Wars, Pokemon, DC Comics, and more, as he tells a story through his creative take on photography, using action figures as his models.
His portfolio includes work with Keak Toys “Bikku” U.S.A product launch, Mountain Dew, and was part of Disney’s “My Star Wars Story” Triple Force Friday celebration.
Lawrence White is an iconic name in photography and one of our Learning Journeys master teachers. From Rolling Stone to Vogue, he has created an indelible imprint upon the world of professional photography.
His talks focus on the challenges of new learners in the art of photography and share an uncomplicated and natural method that clears those obstacles.
We love the iconic images Lawrence has created during his rich career of more than four decades. From ballerinas to rock stars, Lawrence brings out the light in everyone.
His unique philosophy of his craft makes learning how to capture the essence of the objects simple. This traveling classroom offers a blend of pre and post program mentorship as well as one orientation and two on location sessions in the beautiful Saratoga Springs area.
If you’re new and just starting out with photography, or considering a career as a professional photographer, you are at the right place. Lawrence works with each student to develop their unique interest and vision.
Experience the ultimate journey of self-discovery in Peru.
Reconnect with your inner world as you explore the ruins of ancient civilizations while viewing some of the most spellbinding scenery anywhere on the planet.
Meet the descendants of the Inca and learn about the three indigenous camelid species.
Travel through the ages in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Observe how time has stood still on the islands of Lake Titicaca and make the pilgrimage to the peaks of the Andes to discover the magnificent Machu Picchu.
Guests will enter a villager’s home in the rural community of Huilloc for a hands-on lesson on traditional garment weaving; meet local handcraft artisans at Pisac market in the Sacred Valley; journey to Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world for a private guided tour of the fabled ruins; sample traditional and new Peruvian cooking at local restaurants and much more!
Ireland is a mystical land filled with rich history.
From its unique culture, to geography, to cuisine, one can find writing inspiration anywhere.
On this 10-day journey through Ireland, you will engage in multiple historical library visits to gain inspiration, such as Chester Beatty Library and Trinity College’s Library, the Largest library in Ireland!
Additionally, you will have multiple workshops to further your craft, such as a Village studio writing experience in Howth, and much more!
This journey brings your favorite writers and their times to life with photographs and portraits, letters, first editions and evocative personal possessions.
Follow your music passions during a 7-day immersion in the iconic music capital of Nashville!
Stand in the recording spots of countless idols! You will have the unique learning experience of song writing with experts, and hear your song played and performed live!
The Musicians Hall of Fame invites you to embark on a musical education journey, and the historical Grand Old Opry will become your muse.
Working closely with professional musicians will give you an insiders insight into the music industry.
The Learning Journeys experience is as varied as your imagination is vivid. The experiences captured here can inspire your personal journey.
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