Educational Travel Program

Fall semester 2016 will mark the tenth year that Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has been hosting educational cultural tours around the world.  Since the inaugural tour to China in 2007, we've traveled to Vietnam, Peru, Portugal, the Galapagos Islands, Ireland, Greece, and many others.  Each journey makes us better world citizens as we come to understand these countries through the eyes of the local people.

We currently have space available in upcoming tours to Ireland, Cuba, and Bali.  Click on the tours below to view information specific to each of these tours.  We hope you'll be able to join one of these excursions for a truly exciting and educational experience.  To receive notification of new travel opportunities as they become available, send your email address to summer@alaska.edu today. 

Photographing Ireland from North to South, September 25-October 11, 2016


Colorful Charming Cuba, December 20-January 1, 2017


Colorful Charming Cuba, January 10-22, 2017


Exquisite, Exotic Bali, January 16-30, 2017


The tours below are sold out.
If you wish to have your name added to the waitlist, please call the Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning office at 907-474-7021.


Birding Trip to Nome Alaska, June 5-9, 2016


Splendors of Spain, October 31-November 16, 2016

Travel in Alaska

Yukon River Canoe Trip


COURSE NO.   NONC F041-F01 (CRN 51912)
MEETS            July 12-17, Cost $1200, includes air transportation, canoes, food and cooking equipment.

Join NPS Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve rangers for a paddle back in time down the Yukon River from Eagle to the historic Slaven’s Roadhouse, approximately 100 miles.  Participants must be experienced paddlers with intermediate level canoeing skills and bring their personal gear, including sleeping bags.

Denali National Park


COURSE NO.    JRN F049-F01 (CRN 51904)
MEETS             July 19-22, Cost $600

In the heart of one of America's national treasures, the wildlife, the mountain, the terrain is a photographer's dream to capture. Course fee includes housing, food and transportation within the park. Students provide camera, all-weather clothing and transportation to the park.

Noatak River


COURSE NO.   JRN F049-F02 (CRN 51905)
MEETS            August 6-20, Cost $3800

The Noatak is Alaska's longest and heralded as the foremost wild and scenic river that flows through the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Imagine the incredible landscapes that you can photograph throughout your journey. Course fee includes air travel from Fairbanks, canoes/boats, life jackets and food. Students provide camera, camping gear and all-weather clothing.


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