Institute for Pilgrimage Studies

The Institute for Pilgrimage Studies was established in 2011 with the dual purpose of bringing together scholars to discuss research on pilgrimage and to establish a study abroad program in Santiago de Compostela.  The Institute has evolved as the premier US-based hub for interdisciplinary research and teaching on pilgrimage as transformative travel.  The Annual Symposium hosted in Williamsburg brings international scholars and practitioners together to disseminate cutting edge research that transcends disciplinary boundaries, examine pedagogical approaches to incorporate pilgrimage studies into university curricula, and share best practices for leading global education programs where students and faculty engage in transformative travel together.

Please navigate through the menu on the left to learn more about the Institute’s Leadership, Opportunities for Research & Funding, Resources for Teaching, and our Annual Symposium.