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Virtual Sojourns Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Virtual Sojourns?

    Virtual Sojourns are unique, online programs that allow you to explore the world from the comfort of your own home. Designed and presented by noted scholars, authors, historians, and other recognized experts, virtual sojourns can be enjoyed by life-long learners of all ages. Focusing on fascinating subjects and offering engaging visual materials, virtual sojourns allow you to explore subjects with a depth that few others ever get.

  • How is Scholarly Sojourns different from other tour operators?

    There are many features that set Scholarly Sojourns apart from other tour operators. But if we had to sum it up in just two words, we’d have to say – our Scholars! Each sojourn is led by a renowned scholar and genuine expert in their field. Most often that means a sitting professor from a noted college or university. Many are widely published authors whose expertise is frequently sought by media organizations such as The History Channel, CNN, or The New York Times. Our sojourn leaders are one of the major differences that make each Scholarly Sojourn an absolutely unparalleled learning experience. These dedicated, committed, and passionate teachers design the entire scholarly program of each sojourn and personally invest themselves in making sure you have an unmatched learning experience. No other tour organizer can claim to have the distinguished leaders that Scholarly Sojourns offers you.

  • How can I contact you?

    We love hearing from you! If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or if you are ready to register for a sojourn, we offer a variety of ways to get in touch. Of course the fastest way is to call us at 1-800-419-3433. Click here for our complete contact details.

  • You offer several different types of sojourns. What is the difference between Virtal Sojourns and all the other sojourns you offer?

    While all of our sojourns an engaging and unforgettable learning experience, we offer different types of programs tailored more specifically to certain interests. Virtual Sojourns are offered online and can be access from anywhere you have a computer (or tablet/iPad) and an internet connection. All of our other sojourns are travel pograms. Scholarly Sojourns are our flagship travel programs: these journeys focus on subjects you would find in the traditional liberal arts curriculum and are always led by a noted college or university professor. Cultural Sojourns explore subjects from the visual and performing arts such a music, opera, and painting and they offer opportunities to attend performances and explore museums. Active Scholar Sojourns combine a learning experience with physical activity and adventure such a hiking, cycling, or sailing. Epicurean Sojourns are gastronomic explorations of regional cuisines, cooking and other artisanally-produced delicacies such as wine and beer. Finally, Spiritual Sojourns are modern-day pilgrimages and examine subjects of a spiritual nature and are frequently led by a religious authorities or theologians.

  • How do I book my Virtual Sojourn?

    It’s easy—you can register online using our secure registration form (accessible from any virtual sojourn page) or call us toll-free at 1-800-449-3443. Your space on the sojourn will be confirmed once you pay the sojourn admission fee. This can be paid by any major credit card. We do not accept checks or cash for Virtual Sojourns.

  • Can I purchase a Scholarly Sojourn as a gift for someone else?

    Yes you can! For more information, call us at 1-800-419-3443.

  • What if something prevents me from attending once I book my virtual sojourn?

    Tickets to virtual sojourns are nonrefundable, however, if you contact us at least 24 hours before the start of your program, we will offer you a credit of what you have paid toward a future virtual sojourn.

  • Are any virtual sojourns appropriate for children?

    In general, Virtual Sojourns are designed for adults 18+. Virtual sojourns that explore history, literature, art, music, and science, however, can also be enjoyed by high-school aged adolescents provided that a parent or guardian is viewing along with them.

  • Do you publish a catalog of your tours?

    Scholarly Sojourns does not produce a printed catalog of our tours. All of our sojourns are featured on our website which provides up-to-the-minute information about each program. The best way to stay abreast of all of our offerings is to sign up for our email newsletter and periodic email alerts.

  • What is the best way to stay informed about your Virtual Sojourns?

    The best way to stay abreast of all of our offerings is to sign up for our email newsletter and periodic email alerts.

  • Can I earn college credit for participating in a Scholarly Sojourn?

    While many Scholarly Sojourns are designed and led by noted professors form renowned colleges and universities, official college credit is not offered for participating on a sojourn. It is certainly appropriate to list these experiences on resumes and job applications.

  • Can I save by purchasing multiple Virtual Sojourns?

    You save 20% when you buy a pack of 5 or more Virtual Sojourns. Contact us at 1-800-419-3443 or email us at (info@scholarlysojourns.com) if you wish to do this.

  • What is your privacy policy?

    Our relationship with you is very important to us and protecting the private information you provide to us is one of our top concerns. Our complete privacy policy can be viewed here.

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