Crowell Public Library Presents Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Published : Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 12:26 PM

If one loves to travel, enjoy learning new things, like to explore interesting places and meet people who share a love of adventure, come and learn about Road Scholar, the group that offers more than 5,500 programs each year in 150 countries worldwide. Volunteer Road Scholar Ambassador Jill Swaim will offer an insider’s look at its adventures on July 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. Road Scholar Ambassadors are seasoned participants who volunteer their time to give informative and enthusiastic presentations about the educational travel adventures available through Road Scholar, formerly called Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Adventuresome, curious, fun… what else is there to know about Road Scholar participants? Their learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since its inception, more than five million people have enrolled in its iconic educational adventures offered annually in countries around the world.

The Road Scholar program has made connections with educators and other local “insiders” all around the world, creating learning opportunities that show the world in a way that just can’t be done alone or on a “tour.” From expert-led lectures and field trips to comfortable lodgings and meals, all the details are handled, taking the worry out of the planning, so Scholars can focus on the learning experience.

Road Scholar is headquartered in Boston, Mass., with offices in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. To learn more please visit their website at and bring your questions Thursday July 11 at 7:00 pm to Crowell Library’s Barth Community Room.

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