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Road Scholar Program

Skagit Valley College hosts many unique Road Scholar programs from our San Juan Center campus. Experience matters; we recently celebrated our 25th year with Road Scholar! We delight in sharing our unique corner of the world with the many friends we meet during the 40+ programs we coordinate each year. Our programs range from regional studies (history and culture) to active programs (hiking and birding ) to intergenerational (grandparents with grandchildren) programs. Passionate expert presenters, unique field trips, uncommon natural beauty, knowledgeable local Group Leaders, and our wonderful participants from throughout the country are the threads the weave together each memorable lifelong learning experience.

Comments from Road Scholar Participants

"Great program—I will recommend to all my traveling buddies—I feel that I truly understand some of the dynamics of the culture on the islands."

"I had always wanted to see the San Juans and I was not disappointed in any aspect.   Thanks."

"Once in a lifetime...I will not forget—Thanks"

"I give an "A" to all events, our group leader and hotel & meals.  This was my first program &will not be the last.  I felt cared for & relaxed, actually spoiled."

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Adventures in Lifelong Learning ®

For worldwide Road Scholar program information,
please visit the Road Scholar website.

New Programs for 2014!

Program #21390, September 26-October 4, 2014: Join in a journey from Seattle through Puget Sound to the San Juan Islands that is like no other — opportunities to spot orca pods and soaring bald eagles are abundant, while the character and people of Seattle enrich all who explore its neighborhoods. On this small-ship learning adventure, experience the natural beauty of Washington as our ecologist offers insight on local species and habitats, and local experts provide their perspective on both the Coast Salish and European history of the area, and more.


• Thrill in the views of Mt. Constitution as you spend a day on Orcas Island, and enjoy field trips to the island’s uniquely beautiful salmon restoration facility.
• Experience incredible scenic beauty through quiet kayaking and easy hikes in the national treasure of the San Juan Islands archipelago.
• In Seattle, explore Pike Place Market and learn about the history of the city during a field trip to a local museum on the shores of Lake Union.


Have Questions? We're here to help!

Our Road Scholar staff is ready to assist you. Please call 360-378-3265 (M-F 8-5 Pacific Time)