A view of a European town from above

The Arches Travel Program melds key elements of adventure, quest, and pilgrimage, recognizing that traveling to new places in the company of others can both expand our knowledge as well as nourish our spirits. This program offers adult members of our community opportunities for travel-based learning with a Benedictine liberal arts emphasis on education, discourse, and community.

We invite you to join us in this enriching experience! Each week-long excursion features expertly guided tours, stimulating faculty lectures on relevant local history, lively discussions of ethical issues facilitated by Center for Ethics directors, and support from the Office of Alumni Relations. The trips are infused with education, reflection, conversation, and community, the hallmarks of the College’s Benedictine tradition.

Check out upcoming trips listed below. If you have any questions, please call the Center at (603) 641-7230. You can also email at ethics@anselm.edu.

Upcoming Attractions

Fall 2024: Ethics on the Rhône: Tensions in the History of France (Sold out)

From October 17-24, 2024, participants will travel by riverboat from Arles to Lyons with stops at UNESCO world heritage sites, historic Roman ruins, beautiful cathedrals, old castles, hilltop villages, art museums, cafes, and vineyards. Travelers will have an option of several days in Barcelona before and/or Paris after. The excursions, readings, lectures and discussions will uncover tensions within the rich history of the region, including Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, the struggle of the papacy in Avignon, ruthlessness during the French Revolution, Van Gogh’s troubled stay in Arles, collaboration and resistance during WWII, and even issues in modern French culture and politics.

Upcoming Travel Programs in 2025: 

  • England: The English Experience
  • Ethics on the Rhine: Germany and its Past


Associated with sacred spaces, the arch is an ancient symbol of rebirth into the new—new growth, new experiences, new understanding, and new life.

Typical Daily Itinerary on an Arches Travel Program:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast

Participants in an Arches trips gathered for a lecture

8:30 a.m. | Anticipations: on three or four select mornings of the week, Center directors and faculty will host short historical lectures and/or previews of themes, questions, and expectations for the day.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Excursions: a variety of optional guided tours for different interests and activity levels.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.| Reflections: on three or four select days of the week, Center directors and faculty will facilitate discussion during cocktail hour of experiences, impressions, optional readings, and more.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Dinner

8:00 p.m. | Community: Free exploration, socialization, and more.

Directors and Staff

Each program will be directed by one of the Arches co-directors, one faculty member as the subject-matter expert, and additional possible support from College Advancement, the Office of Alumni Relations, and Center for Ethics staff.

Max Latona

Arches Co-director Max Latona, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, Executive Director of the College’s Center for Ethics in Society, and the former Bready Chair of Ethics Economics, and the Common Good. He received his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, and has published numerous articles in philosophy and ethics. His work as Executive Director of the College's Center for Ethics in Society is guided by the belief that our organizations and communities are desperately in need of opportunities for education, reflection, civil dialogue, and collaboration on the ethical issues and challenges that we face.


Stephen Reno

Arches Co-director Stephen Reno, Ph.D. has served as Executive Director of Leadership NH since 2010. He received his master’s degree and doctorate in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara, was Lecturer in Religion at the University of Leicester (UK – 1970-1979); Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University (1979-1980); Associate Provost, University of Southern Maine (1980-1989); served as Provost and then President of Southern Oregon University (1994-2000), Chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire (2000-2009), and Ad Hoc Fellow for the Center for the Study of World religions at Harvard University (2009-10). Dr. Reno has published in the field of comparative religion and higher education administration.