Intellectual Journeys

Stanford MLA students are part of a larger international academic community. The MLA Program designs special seminars that take place abroad and across the country. These seminars usually count as regular coursework towards the MLA degree, but are generally one to two weeks of intense study in settings that enhance the academic experience. 

Intellectual Journeys are open to current MLA students and MLA Alumni.

MLA students and alumni also have the opportunity to apply to, and study at Oxford University.

Upcoming Journeys


Galapagos 2013

William Durham, Bing Professor in Human Biology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
July 4-11, 2013
This expedition is not a seminar; there is no degree credit for participating.
This eight-day expedition to the Galapagos offers MLA students, alumni, faculty, and their families a chance to experience the world's greatest natural history destination. With Prof. Durham's guidance, and that of the on-board naturalists, members of the MLA community can expect encounters with sea lions, black marine iguanas, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and giant tortoises. Accommodation is on board the comfortable M/V Santa Cruz. MLA students and alumni should contact the MLA office for details.