Intellectual/educational visits to foreign countries
December 3, 2012 12:19 PM Subscribe
How to arrange intellectual/educational visits to foreign countries?
My father, a retired professor, likes to make his travels intellectually/educationally stimulating, especially related to learning about public policy, politics, social welfare, and education.
Due to the types of places he likes to go in a country and the types of people he likes to meet (see below), and due to the fact that he and my mother are getting along in years, it's best if their travels are arranged for them or they go on a group tour, especially if they are going to a country where language and culture are quite different from the US.
For example, my father would like to make a trip to China to see the changes since his last visit in 1986, but he hasn't been able to arrange or find any kind of tour that would allow him to visit universities and/or other academic institutions, government agencies, community organizations, NGOs, etc.
Are there any companies or other entities that arrange or organize this type of tour in various countries?