Road Scholar Educational Adventures

Road Scholar is the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.  With learning adventures in 150 countries, Road Scholar is a university of the world for adults. Inspiring instructors, spirited conversations, new friends, new experiences – being a Road Scholar encompasses the best of the university experience. When on a Road Scholar trip, all of your program components are included in the program cost. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations, the price you pay up front is the price you pay. Road Scholar learning adventures include …

  • Learning led by expert instructors who are authorities in the field of study
  • An experienced Group Leader attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants
  • Group transportation throughout the program
  • Customary gratuities throughout the program that you would normally pay yourself
  • The Road Scholar Travel Assurance Plan, providing 24-hours-a-day emergency assistance coverage

Stella Niagara’s Center of Renewal has been a proud provider of programs offered through Road Scholar (Elderhostel, Inc.) in the Niagara Frontier region of Western New York since 1988. The program was initiated and offered via Stella Niagara Education Park by Sr. Karen Allen, OSF who had served the retreat center ministry since 1981. Road Scholar programming actively continues today administered by Center of Renewal’s Executive Director Nancy P. Askins, PhD, assisted by Operations & Guest Services Coordinator Donna Dean Beresheski, Hospitality Assistant Jan M. Czech, and Bookkeeper & Guest Services Assistant Shelly Yamonaco. Historian, tour host, and re-enactor Peter Green of Roadtrip Entertainment & Tours serves as Group Leader for Center of Renewal’s Road Scholar programs, which currently include:

“The Gifts of the Niagara Region: From the Falls to the Underground Railroad” (Program #16303)

Multiple programs will be scheduled to be held in 2021 (dates forthcoming).

For more information on Road Scholar programs, contact Road Scholar directly at 1-800-454-5768 or