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ROAD SCHOLAR LAUNCHES NEW WORLD ACADEMY LEARNING ADVENTURE ALLOWING LIFEONG LEARNERS TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE

BOSTON, March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Road Scholar, the nation's largest educational travel institution for adults, has created an extraordinary 113-night learning adventure aboard the MS Amsterdam that explores 25 countries on five continents. It is the first time the not-for-profit organization has offered baby boomers and beyond the opportunity to explore all major water ways, the famed Panama and Suez Canals, and five continents in a once-in-a-lifetime educational adventure. Highlights of the program include enriching onboard educational presentations, visits to multiple popular and off-the-beaten path historical sites, and ample free time to explore.

"Road Scholars are excited by out-of-the ordinary experiences that satisfy their thirst for adventure and experiential learning," said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. "Last year, we launched six-week cultural and language immersion adventures in several countries. They have been very popular with participants who may have studied abroad earlier in their lives and want to relive the experience. In that vein, this three-month learning adventure offers intrepid explorers the opportunity to learn about and experience the world in-depth, with other like-minded lifelong learners."

Intrepid explorers can choose one of two semesters: World Academy Semester 1: Florida to China via the Panama Canal and the Pacific, or World Academy Semester 2: Hong Kong to Florida via Asia and the Mediterranean.

Learn more and enroll at www.roadscholar.org/WorldAcademy.

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation's largest educational travel organization for adults. The not-for-profit offers 5,500 extraordinary educational adventures in 150 countries and 50 states for individuals dedicated to lifelong learning. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of experiential learning activities, enlisting world-renowned faculty and local experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial assistance for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/press.

CONTACT: Stacie Fasola (617) 457-5418 Despina Gakopoulos (617) 457-5502 newsmedia@roadscholar.orgSource: Road Scholar