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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Travel the world with Cornell faculty through Cornell's Adult University

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, August 9, 2017

For nearly half a century, Cornell's Adult University (CAU) has been leading adventurous learners around the globe in the company of some of the university's finest faculty. Passionate about their subjects and with access to behind-the-scenes tours, these faculty leaders ensure that their traveling companions are able to delve deeply into the culture and history of the places they visit.

In 2018, CAU travelers abroad will experience:

Trips closer to home in 2018 include:

  • the wildlife, ecology, and petroglyphs of southern Arizona;
  • three hot new plays on or off Broadway;
  • treasures of the Smithsonian, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture;
  • the naturalist's paradise of Maine's Appledore Island; and
  • a midterm election seminar at Mohonk Mountain House.

Among the Cornell luminaries leading study tours in 2018 are Glenn Altschuler, dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies; Porus Olpadwala, professor emeritus of city and regional planning and dean emeritus of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Stephanie Wiles, director of Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Cole Gilbert and Linda Rayor, Cornell ecologists and wildlife biologists; and Ross Brann, the M. R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies at Cornell.

With thoughtful faculty guidance and companionship, customized itineraries, and top-notch accommodations, CAU study tours make it easy for participants to enjoy their journeys to the fullest.

CAU traveler Richard Saccany '71 describes CAU travel as "exceptionally well organized and very educational, with great companions, diverse in interests and personalities. Well worth the price."

For more information and to register for CAU's 2018 travel adventures, visit