:: About Us

Road Scholar (opens in a new window), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s first and the world’s largest educational and travel organization for older adults. Since 1975, we have offered exceptional learning opportunities at remarkable values.

Road Scholar offers over 10,000 programs a year in more than 90 countries.

We believe learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. We believe sharing new ideas, challenges, and experiences is rewarding in every season of life. Our participants come from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world.

The World is Our Classroom

From Paris to New Orleans, Delhi to Council Bluffs, Road Scholar offers unique educational experiences infused with the spirit of camaraderie and adventure that enrich, and enhance, the lives of its participants. Our expert instructors share stimulating information through in-depth lectures, field trips, and cultural excursions. Lively discussions with faculty and fellow participants illuminate issues and broaden horizons.

A Superior Value

Unlike tourist travel, or commercial tours, Road Scholar programs are all inclusive. There are no hidden expenses. In addition to accommodations, we include all meals, lectures, field trips, cultural excursions, gratuities, and medical or insurance coverage. We provide high quality experiences with a high level of service at an extraordinary value.

We Take Care of the Details So You Don’t Have To

Whether it be simplifying registration; offering comfortable accommodations in hotels, inns, retreat centers, and select campuses (nearly all with private baths); offering single rooms on almost 90% of U.S. and Canada programs; preparing meals infused with local flavor, and having caring staff, we take care of the details so you can enjoy your program.

A love of learning, with exceptional people in engaging environments, creates extraordinary experiences, which is what Road Scholar has been providing for more than a quarter-century.

UT Austin currently sponsors Road Scholar programs in Austin, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Kansas City, Lexington, and San Antonio.