Skagit Valley College

Road Scholar

Skagit Valley College hosts many unique Road Scholar programs from our San Juan Center campus. Experience matters; we recently celebrated our 28th 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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For worldwide Road Scholar program information,
please visit the Road Scholar website.

Featured Programs for 2017!


Home to three distinct ecosystems, Olympic National Park begins with Washington's Pacific Coastline and then moves inland to shape the temperate rainforests and alpine meadows surrounded by glacier peaks.  Explore these varying terrains with skilled experts who offer their insight into the region's ecology and fauna, and learn why the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.  You'll also enjoy an opportunity to walk along the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and learn about the 250 bird species and 41 mammal species that call this coastal habitat home.

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)