Tufts University European Center on the banks of Lake Annecy, with the foothills of the Alps in the background.
Great opportunity in Talloires!

We are pleased to share the What Happens Next? seminar offered by the Tufts University European Center.

Join Tufts Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Stanford University's Reverend Scotty McLennan for this intimate and thought-provoking program, where we will consider how best to direct our time and energy to ensure our lives are fulfilling and balanced as we age. How do we come to a deeper appreciation of the pleasures we find meaningful, the causes we consider worthwhile, our relationships, our time? Using literature, philosophy, and spiritual sources, we will explore these issues, and many more.

Situated on the banks of Lake Annecy in the foothills of the French Alps, the Tufts European Center in Talloires is the perfect place to embark on this personal exploration.

You can learn more on the seminar registration page.


Our 2024 Travel-Learn catalog has recently mailed and our programs are now available online! View our new catalog HERE!

Travel with fellow curious Tufts alumni, parents, and friends, to diverse destinations in an enriching and immersive way with the Travel-Learn program. On most trips, you'll also enjoy the benefit of traveling with a Tufts faculty member.

If you have any questions, please call us at either 617-627-5323 or 617-627-0633. You can also email us at travel-learn@tufts.edu.

Explore Upcoming Trips

September 29 to October 6, 2024
With Faculty Host Richard Vogel
Exploring the Columbia and Snake Rivers by ship is a study in contrasts. It’s at once relaxing and mentally stimulating. It reveals great natural beauty, and yet it features modern marvels of human engineering such as an imposing system of locks and dams and several large-span bridges. We’ll visit the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, enjoy a farm-to-table orchard lunch in the golden Hood River Valley, see important landmarks of the Lewis and Clark expedition including Cape Disappointment, and board kayaks, Zodiacs, and local jet boats for unique perspectives on wonders such as the Palouse River and Hells Canyon. Our culinary program follows the flow of the seasons and focuses on locality and sustainability, allowing you to taste the region’s bounty, and complimentary wine and beer tastings will introduce you to local vintners and brewers for which the region is renowned.
Columbia and Snake Rivers
October 2 to October 10, 2024
With Faculty Host Jill Weinberg
Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. From the comfort of your 140-guest luxury vessel, Amadeus Provence, discover a bounty of flavors, stand in awe before towering castles, feel the texture of vines that produce the wines of Burgundy and the Provence, and taste your way through France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon. History, art, architecture, and natural beauty stimulate the mind and satisfy the soul on this journey. **Only 2 cabins remaining, as of April 2**
Cruising in Provence
October 3 to October 18, 2024
With Faculty Host Steve Chapra
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Experience the storied Amalfi Coast by sea and land, visit Pompeii’s exquisite ruins, and encounter Rome’s most cherished sights. In Umbria, Italy’s “green heart,” enjoy a cooking demonstration and visit beloved Assisi. Journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour Siena, splendid Florence, and San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
Amalfi coast
October 7 to October 15, 2024
With Faculty Host Lee Edelman

Our inaugural Pillars of Pride cruise to ancient Greece and Turkey explores the iconic stories of antiquity from an often untold LGBTQ+ lens. This dynamic, first-of-its-kind itinerary combines ancient history and culture with immersive experiences in modern LGBTQ+ life.

October 15 to October 30, 2024
Sail through Central Europe from Budapest to Amsterdam along the legendary Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Unpack once aboard an exclusively chartered first-class river ship for a 14-night cruise, enjoying an intimate look at Hungary, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Netherlands! Uncover the history and heritage of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Amsterdam, and visit medieval villages and lauded landmarks! Included excursions allow you to customize your journey, from cycling and walking tours to wine tastings and more! No single supplement for solo travelers!
Budapest, Hungary
October 17 to November 1, 2024
Spend 2 nights in Singapore, 2 nights in Bali, and 8 nights cruising the islands of Indonesia, including Bali, Java, and Komodo Island on a luxury itinerary that blends nature, culture, and history. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world, and Prambanan Temple, the largest complex of Hindu temples in Indonesia. Enjoy a guided walking safari of UNESCO-designated Komodo National Park, home to the largest lizard on Earth, the Komodo dragon. Enhance your tour with the Siem Reap and Bangkok Pre-Program and/or the Bali Post-Program options.
indonesia temple and monks
January 9 to January 16, 2025
With Faculty Host Michael Romero
Bridging the Americas and dividing two oceans, Costa Rica and Panama are small, neighboring nations brimming with wonders. At this tropical crossroads, waterfalls cascade from misty mountains into winding jungle rivers, where the canopies are alive with a wild symphony of roaring howler monkeys and squawking scarlet macaws. It’s easy to see how Costa Rica’s pristine beauty inspired the popular greeting, pura vida—or “pure life.” Then, amid Panama’s lush wilderness, stands an astonishing triumph of human ingenuity: the monumental lock system of the Panama Canal.
capuchin monkey
January 12 to January 28, 2025
With Faculty Host Shafiqul Islam
Mystical and spiritual, chaotic, and confounding, India overflows with riches. Staying at excellent hotels, your small group travels the classic Golden Triangle on this 17-day tour. After Old and New Delhi’s important sights, discovery of Jaipur, the “pink city,” includes dinner in a Rajasthan family’s home. Search for the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park and meet Meena tribespeople in Gadoli. In Agra, encounter the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and take an Indian cooking lesson. Experience life in Hinduism’s holiest city, Varanasi, and visit Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites. Absorb Nepal’s beauty on an optional 6-day/4-night post-tour extension.
Taj Mahal at dusk, seen from the Yamuna River
February 21 to March 3, 2025
With Faculty Host David Gute
Experience paradise on Earth as you cruise the idyllic islands and motus of French Polynesia. Tahiti and its celebrated neighbors—Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine—distill the essence and allure of the South Pacific. Explore French Polynesia’s spectacular history, rich culture and unique topography on a luxury itinerary that includes a seven-night cruise aboard the small ship Star Breeze. Choose optional excursions at an additional cost to curate your own adventure.
bora bora
March 16 to March 29, 2025
With Faculty Host Sara M. Lewis
Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries. The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto District. Experience Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise. Taking a game drive, search for the elusive black rhino. In Botswana’s Chobe National Park, encounter abundant wildlife on sensational boat safaris and game drives. A tour highlight follows: unparalleled game viewing with three nights in Zambia’s exceptional South Luangwa National Park at the intimate, award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Discover South Africa’s beautiful Cape Town with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.
Impala looking straight at the camera, with a bird hanging on its right cheek
Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

This schedule reflects current travel projections and is subject to change as we and our tour operator partners monitor the latest travel advisories. The decision to travel is a personal one. Please consider your own comfort level and if you will enjoy yourself while traveling. Our tour operators can guide you through the evolving health and safety protocol of each destination. 

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