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The World Less Known: Expedition by Private Jet

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October 20 to November 13, 2017

Join faculty leaders Judith Goldstein and Abbas Milani on a singular adventure by private jet. Visit 10 very different countries whose recent histories and political differences belie surprising deep cultural connections and shared ideologies.


After a gala kickoff at Stanford, board our private jet and head for unbeaten paths to explore exotic parts of the world as they have seldom been experienced. On our fascinating journey, visit the stunning temples of Borobudur, the fort cities of Sri Lanka and Nepal, an Indian sanctuary in the Himalayas, the fabled Silk Road city of Samarkand, the deserts of Oman, the mosques and madrasahs of Esfahan, and the medina of Marrakech. Along the way, gain a deeper understanding of these distinct nations and also the different paths each is taking toward modernity.

The best way to reach so many far-flung destinations over the course of one trip is to fly by private jet. Our fully customized private Boeing 757 is ideally suited for this expedition, as its long-range capabilities allow us to fly direct to destinations, avoid layovers and land in smaller airports that are closer to hard-to-reach destinations. Its custom interior generously accommodates just 46 guests in spacious two-by-two, flat-bed leather seats—in a plane that was built to accommodate 233 passengers! Our talented expedition staff, flight crew and trip doctor are with us every step of the way to ensure that our experience is extraordinary.

Watch a short video to see inside our Boeing 757:
Our private plane

Watch a preview of the educational program with two mini lectures by professors Goldstein and Milani:
Globalizaion from Indonesia to Asia and the Middle East

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Judith Goldstein
Political Science

Judith Goldstein is the chair of Stanford's department of political science, the Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and the Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

Abbas Milani
Hoover Institution

Abbas Milani is the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford and a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution.

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