About Rick Steves for Teachers
Rick Steves has degrees in Business Administration and European History from the University of Washington. But his real education has come from travel — since 1973 he's spent 120 days a year in Europe. Today, Rick employs 70 people in Edmonds, Washington, where he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, the most popular travel series in America on public television, and a weekly hour-long national public radio show.
Rick has long been an enthusiastic advocate for international education. His book, Travel as a Political Act, won the Best Travel Book of the Year award from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has spoken across the USA on this topic for the World Affairs Council, the German Marshall Fund, and at various universities. He sits on many advisory councils including Bread for the World, the United Nations Association of Seattle, and the National Council for International Visitors — who awarded him their prestigious Citizen Diplomat of the Year award.
The mission of Rick Steves for Teachers is to help inspire, prepare and equip educators and students to have international experiences (in the classroom and out in the world) that are positive, intellectually stimulating, and culturally broadening.
Read more about Rick Steves: Articles, interviews, travel work and social activism.