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Road Scholar Program

Road Scholar is an educational program committed to being the preeminent provider of high quality, affordable, educational opportunities for older adults. Road Scholar believes learning is lifelong process; sharing new ideas, challenges, and experiences is rewarding in every season of life.

Founded in 1975, The programs were originally based on a few college campuses in New England. Today, Road Scholar annually serves hundreds of thousands of older adult students who travel to residential educational programs throughout the U.S. and the world.

Road Scholars come together as a group of individuals who share a common passion for learning. This love of learning for its own sake forms the basis for lasting friendships and provides a rich environment for intellectual and personal growth. In Road Scholar programs, and in the Elderhostel organization itself, learning is encouraged, people respect and listen to one another, and individuals are valued.

Road Scholar sets the highest standards for program value. It provides innovative educational programming and expanding accessibility for an increasing diverse, older adult student population.


For further information contact Claire Robinson, Director, at 843.953.5488. You can also learn more about the program by visiting the Road Scholar website.