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Dear Curious Traveler, 

Recent weeks have been trying ones for the world in general, and for the travel industry in particular. The disruption to the livelihoods of our scholars and staff, your travel plans, and travel businesses as a whole is unprecedented. 

However, we continue to believe that any type of travel—including armchair—is the best form of education, and we're hard at work building offerings that will keep our windows open to the world. Now more than ever, developing a shared understanding of those around us is critical in being a curious traveler—and a responsible global citizen. 

Yours in travel and curiosity, 


A sunset in Venice, where Coronavirus quarantine is ongoing

Our Plan of Action ...

As members of the global community, we're doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in a number of ways. Our office staff have been working remotely as our communities have implemented social distancing measures, and we have proactively cancelled tours where governments have restricted movement as well as where we do not feel they can safely operate. We have also: 

Context staff group photo outside in front of a lake on a retreat

How You Can Support Our Scholars 

Witnessing the impact that the coronavirus has had on the livelihoods of our local staff and scholars has been sobering, to say the least. If you are in a position to do so, there are several ways you can help support the Context community: 

  • Join one of our virtual seminars or virtual private tours, and spread the word to other armchair travelers.
  • Purchase a gift card (this goes for Context, but for other local businesses as well!) to put towards future travels and experiences.
  • Lend us your voice! Let us know on Facebook and Instagram what online and virtual experiences you're keen to discover. 

Keep the Learning Alive

We don't see any reason why the world has to be off limits when you stay home. 

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A Context employee enjoys a quiet day at the d'Orsay Museum in Paris