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Who (and What) We Are

Adventures in Mind is for everyone, young and old, local or distant. Add something special to your travels by joining knowledgeable VIU professors to explore the history and culture of fascinating places.

Adventures in Mind will appeal to life-long learners who are inquisitive, open-minded and looking beyond the usual tourist experience. Under expert guidance, groups of 7-15 encounter the selected destination through tours, lectures and seminar discussions, and with ample free time for independent activity. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and understanding with others, so that all benefit in their learning.

Typical Adventures run for three weeks, and emphasize staying in a single place to minimize time lost to travel; while they are primarily intended for non-credit participants, university credit may sometimes be an option; a level of physical and mental fitness is highly advisable; curiosity and community spirit are essential!

Important Notices

A level of physical and medical fitness is required to get the most out of our Adventures. Some of the sites visited may be accessible only on foot (and not wheelchair-accessible), and the visits may require moderately lengthy periods of walking and standing. Accommodation may be several floors up, with no elevator, and you may have to carry your luggage up and down stairs. If you have any limitations or concerns in this area, please consult Adventures in Mind staff before applying.

In recognition of the health and comfort of others, all Adventures are scent-free: please do not use perfume or other scented products.

All Adventures are subject to enrolment. 

To discuss your interest in Adventures in Mind, please email: adventuresinmind@viu.ca.