Education and Travel Programs
Through Middlebury's Lifelong Learning Programs, you can explore new subjects or revisit favorite topics in the company of alumni and special friends. You will learn from Middlebury's respected faculty. Spanning the disciplines, our educational offerings are truly special. Whether home or abroad, make us your destination for lifelong learning.
Middlebury Faculty on the Road
Middlebury faculty are often on the road and may be in a city near you. Also, many of our lectures, readings, and talks are open to the public. Check out the Middlebury Events Calendar for faculty lectures or other lifelong learning opportunities at Middlebury or in your area.
Alumni Travel Program
When you think of vacation travel, think of Middlebury. Middlebury provides opportunities for alumni, parents, and other friends of the College to travel the world, experiencing different cultures, appreciating different world views and savoring the beauty and history of our world. The trips are most often led by Middlebury faculty members who speak the language and are experts in the destination's geography, history and culture.
Alumni Bicycling Vacation, California Wine Country & the Pacific Coast
August 14–19, 2016
Join us for this delightful bicycling vacation with award-winning tour operator VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, which is based just north of Middlebury in Williston, VT. We'll bike through stately redwood groves and rolling hillside vineyards, as well as scenic routes along the rugged Californian coast. When not biking, guests will explore lively towns like Healdsburg and Sonoma, visit local wineries for tastings, and even enjoy a private group tour of a local olive mill.
Inside China: From Shanghai, Pearl of the Orient, to Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces’ Colorful Ethnic Minorities
April 13–27, 2016
With Professor John Berninghausen
Today’s China is a country of contrasts, extremes and juxtapositions. Once home to emperors, the showpiece of a revolution and now, reinvented again, it is a happening 21st century global powerhouse. Although many of China’s bicycles have been replaced by cars, and the wave of modern architecture is astounding, the country still retains a stately, larger-than-life demeanor. This tour is now full.
Flavors of Northern Italy
September 26-October 4, 2015
A 9-day infusion of wine, cusine and culture. Where else, but in Northern Italy–where passion for local foods and soul satisfying cuisine easily rivals the other famous love affair from Verona.
Tanzania Migration Safari
February 5-16, 2015
Experience this once-in-a-lifetime journey encompassing incredible wildlife excursions to Arusha and Tarangire; Ngorongoro Crater; Olduvai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of the Serengeti National Park.
Australia & New Zealand Exploration
March 18-April 8, 2015
From the Great Barrier Reef to the historic Sydney Opera House and breathtaking Milford Sound, Australia and New Zealand offer visitors a wealth of spectacular scenery and cultural diversity.