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

Croatia 2017

Ivan Lupića native of Croatia, is an Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University.
July 21-31, 2017
In partnership with Stanford Travel/Study, the Master of Liberal Arts is offering an expedition exclusive to the MLA community to Croatia from July 21-31, 2017. Ivan’s lectures will focus on the history, culture, and literature of Croatia. The trip will begin with a flight out to Zagreb and time to explore Croatia’s capital city. This will be followed by a trip to Opatija in the region of Istria, known for the Pula amphitheater. From Opatija the tour will continue south to the Plitvice Lakes and then on to Split with trips out to Krka National Park and Hvar Island. After a stop off at Mali Ston Bay, the destination will be in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. Travelers are expected to depart back to the US from Dubrovnik.
For further information and to reserve a space, please view the Croatia 2017 MLA Travel Brochure.

Past Journeys

Cost Rica, 2015

William DurhamBing Professor in Human Biology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

July 10-19, 2015

This ten-day adventure to Costa Rica provided an opportunity to explore its lush jungle, sandy beaches, and rich biodiversity.