Media Advisory: FEAtured Perspectives with Rick Steves

What:  The Future of Travel with Rick Steves,” a free online event

Rick Steves will offer advice for travelers as the world reopens and predictions of how the global pandemic will change travel in an interview conducted by global education expert Karin Fischer.

This is the first of FEAtured Perspectives, a series of conversations hosted by The Fund for Education Abroad in celebration of 10 years increasing access to international experiences through scholarships for students underrepresented in the US study abroad population.

Via video, three FEA Scholars currently studying in Italy, Thailand, and Spain will provide first-hand reports of their experiences of travel, life and study abroad during the pandemic.

When: Thursday, March 18, 6 – 7 pm EST  

Where: Virtual

Who:   America’s most respected authority on European travel, Rick Steves empowers Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. In 1976, he launched Rick Steves’ Europe through which he produces a best-selling guidebook series, a popular public television show, a weekly public radio show, a syndicated travel column, and runs a successful small-group tour program that takes 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.

The work of journalist, researcher and global education expert Karin Fischer appears regularly in The Chronicle of Higher Education and her blog, latitudes, as well as the New York Times, Washington Monthly, and other leading media outlets.

FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Since 2010, FEA has awarded over $2 million to 614 students.

How:   Register online. Admission is free. A suggested donation of $10 will help fund scholarships that will make the dream of studying abroad come true for deserving students.

Rick Steves, conducting guidebook research in Bern, Switzerland
Journalist Karin Fischer