Upcoming Travel Study Trips

The Alumni Travel Study Program offers specially curated travel opportunities across the globe. We look forward to helping you take epic adventures to destinations like Antarctica, river and ocean cruises, and small group experiential programs exploring local food, culture, and history.

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HOLIDAY HOURS:

Our office will close at 2pm ET on July 3, 2024 and will reopen at 9am on Monday, July 8, 2024

Polar Bears & Beluga Whales |  July 26 - August 1, 2024
Polar Bears & Beluga Whales | July 26 - August 1, 2024
Polar Bears & Beluga Whales | July 26 - August 1, 2024

You’re invited to witness the diverse wildlife and experience the pioneering spirit of the Canadian Arctic from July 26 to August 1, 2024. Travel with alumni and friends on this seven-day journey to discover the beauty of Churchill, Manitoba—a remote town on the banks of the Hudson Bay renown for hosting polar bears and beluga whales.

Scandinavian Capitals and the Baltic Sea | July 31 - August 10, 2024
Scandinavian Capitals and the Baltic Sea | July 31 - August 10, 2024
Scandinavian Capitals and the Baltic Sea | July 31 - August 10, 2024

Join alumni and friends from July 31 - August 10, 2024, for an extraordinary opportunity to explore the countries of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea. Experience six countries over eleven days and nine nights, as you cruise aboard the five‑star World Navigator.

Insider's Japan | August 26 - September 7, 2024
Insider's Japan | August 26 - September 7, 2024
Insider's Japan | August 26 - September 7, 2024

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from August 26 - September 7, 2024, on a special 13-day small group tour to discover the superb art, remarkable history, exquisite cuisine, and stunning landscapes of Japan.

Autumn in Provence, Burgundy & Beaujolais | September 4 - 14, 2024
Autumn in Provence, Burgundy & Beaujolais | September 4 - 14, 2024
Autumn in Provence, Burgundy & Beaujolais | September 4 - 14, 2024

Experience a nine-day French sojourn during fall harvest season. Have an adventure with alumni and friends from September 4 to 14, 2024 as you travel through Provence and the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais. Cruise for seven nights round trip from Marseille to historical Lyon along the fabled Rhône and Saône rivers aboard the Amadeus Provence.

Arches
Arches
America's Southwest Luxury Train Adventure | September 21 - 25, 2024

Ride the rails between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah and experience stunning vistas of the American Southwest from September 21 - 25, 2024. Travel in the comfort of expansive glass-dome trains aboard the well-appointed Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and take in the riches of natural history with the mighty Colorado River, vast canyons, and mesmerizing red sandstone landscapes before you and delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat. 

Cruising the Great Lakes | September 22 - 29, 2024
Cruising the Great Lakes | September 22 - 29, 2024
Cruising the Great Lakes | September 22 - 29, 2024

The Great Lakes are an ideal destination for exploring North America’s rich maritime history, passion for invention, and natural wonders. Journey with alumni and friends from Milwaukee to cosmopolitan Toronto, visiting all five of the Great Lakes—Ontario, Erie, Superior, Huron, and Michigan from September 22 - 29, 2024. Call at smaller ports to experience some of North America’s most charming towns, visionary cities, and magnificent coastal scenery

Kotor
Kotor
Adriatic and the Dalmatian Coast - Venice to Athens | September 25 - October 3, 2024

Discover the unspoiled coastlines and idyllic islands of the Adriatic, Aegean, and Ionian Seas from September 25 - October 3, 2024. Explore the extraordinary cultural legacy at the crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian civilizations that flourished here for over 3,000 years.

Vienna
Danube River | September 26 - October 8, 2024
Danube River | September 26 - October 8, 2024

The Danube River has set the scene for the rise and fall of empires, from the Romans to the Hapsburg dynasty. Majestic castles and fortresses tell the story of the nations that developed along its banks since ancient times. Take an extraordinary journey with alumni and friends from September 26 to October 8, 2024. Travel from the imperial Austrian capital city of Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to Bucharest, the cosmopolitan capital of Romania.

Western Mediterranean Civilizations Sicily, Tunisia, Sardinia & Menorca | October 13 - 22, 2024
Western Mediterranean Civilizations Sicily, Tunisia, Sardinia & Menorca | October 13 - 22, 2024
Western Mediterranean Civilizations Sicily, Tunisia, Sardinia & Menorca | October 13 - 22, 2024

Join alumni and friends from October 13 - 22, 2024 for Western Mediterranean cruise aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud II, departing from Malta. Follow the historic routes of ancient Phoenician, Greek, and Roman explorers between Southern Europe and North Africa. Expert guides will join you in Sicily, Sardinia, Tunisia, and Menorca—locations renowned for their historical significance and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Greece and Ephesus | October 14 - 22, 2024
Greece and Ephesus | October 14 - 22, 2024
Greece and Ephesus | October 14 - 22, 2024

Journey to the cradle of Western civilization and the Classical world from October 14 to 22, 2024 and explore the treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece and Turkey. Travel in the company of fellow alumni and friends and cruise to fabled islands of antiquity aboard the five‑star Le Bougainville.

Singapore and Indonesia | October 17 - November 1, 2024
Singapore and Indonesia | October 17 - November 1, 2024
Singapore and Indonesia | October 17 - November 1, 2024

You’re invited to participate in an extraordinary twelve-night land and sea voyage to Southeast Asia from October 17 - November 1, 2024. Be among the fortunate few to explore this magical part of the world and experience the unique cultures and natural history found nowhere else on Earth.

Catalan Interlude | October 18 - 26, 2024
Catalan Interlude | October 18 - 26, 2024
Catalan Interlude | October 18 - 26, 2024

Join alumni and friends from October 18–26 for a unique journey to Catalonia by land and sea. Learn about Catalan culture, language, and its fascinating ancient heritage. Explore the enduring influence of diverse civilizations, from Romans to Franks and Aragonese, that have left their mark on this autonomous region of Spain. Begin with three nights in the medieval city of Girona, followed by a four-night Balearic Sea cruise aboard Sea Cloud II to Valencia, Ibiza, and Mallorca.

Patagonia & the Chilean Fjords | October 25 - November 5, 2024
Patagonia & the Chilean Fjords | October 25 - November 5, 2024
Patagonia & the Chilean Fjords | October 25 - November 5, 2024

Travel with alumni and friends from October 25 to November 5, 2024, on a voyage to Patagonia and the Chilean fjords. Begin in Santiago for a land and sea itinerary that crosses the paths of legendary explorers Captain Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin     —through the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, and Wulaia Bay. Along the way, uncover the wonders of Santiago, the extraordinary diversity of Patagonia and Cape Horn, the “edge of the world.”

From Oman to Dubai | November 13 - 23, 2024
From Oman to Dubai | November 13 - 23, 2024
From Oman to Dubai | November 13 - 23, 2024

Travel with alumni and friends from November 13 – 23, 2024 on this nine-night journey exploring the historic and contemporary riches of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar. Begin with two nights at the grand Kempinski Hotel Muscat in Muscat, Oman, and then cruise for seven nights in the Arabian Gulf aboard your elegant small ship, Le Bougainville.

Antarctica Discovery | January 18 - 29, 2025
Antarctica Discovery | January 18 - 29, 2025
Antarctica Discovery | January 18 - 29, 2025

Join alumni and friends from January 18 - 29, 2025, for an odyssey to the White Continent, where discovery and adventure converge, and polar wilderness awaits your exploration. Every moment of this specially curated itinerary immerses you in stark and surprising landscapes that define this breathtaking region. As you traverse Antarctica's icy expanse, witness the majestic beauty of untouched vistas—a true testament to the raw power of nature. This unforgettable journey offers up-close encounters with a diverse array of wildlife—from penguins waddling along the snow to fur seals lounging on ice floes—that call this pristine environment home.

Costa Rica's Natural Heritage | February 1 - 11, 2025
Costa Rica's Natural Heritage | February 1 - 11, 2025
Costa Rica's Natural Heritage | February 1 - 11, 2025

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association from February 1 - 11, 2025, on an eleven-day journey through Costa Rica. Set out on a relaxed, yet comprehensive exploration of the diverse natural history of this Central American country, and discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions, from the cloud forest to the rainforest, and the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast.

Cuba: Art, Culture & History in Support of the Cuban People | February 2 - 8, 2025
Cuba: Art, Culture & History in Support of the Cuban People | February 2 - 8, 2025
Cuba: Art, Culture & History in Support of the Cuban People | February 2 - 8, 2025

Just 90 miles from Florida yet seemingly worlds away, Cuba weaves a spell with its tropical beauty, faded grandeur, and irrepressible spirit. Travel with friends old and new from February 2 - 8, 2025 on a six-night, behind-the-scenes journey through Havana. Experience a country that has captured the global imagination—a nation frozen in time yet filled with infectious energy, exceptional hospitality, brilliant pastel hues, salsa rhythms, and groundbreaking art.

Journey Through Vietnam | February 13 - 27, 2025
Journey Through Vietnam | February 13 - 27, 2025
Journey Through Vietnam | February 13 - 27, 2025

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from February 13 - 27, 2025, on a special fifteen-day small group journey through Vietnam, a country that captivates travelers with its enduring traditions, breathtaking natural beauty, and warm hospitality.

Panama Canal & Costa Rica | February 21 - March 1, 2025
Panama Canal & Costa Rica | February 21 - March 1, 2025
Panama Canal & Costa Rica | February 21 - March 1, 2025

Travel in the company of alumni and friends from February 21 - March 1, 2025 and witness one of the greatest feats of the modern age—the Panama Canal, a stunning example of engineering prowess. This nearly 50‑mile passage through the narrow Isthmus of Panama continues to astonish even the most veteran traveler. The nine-day, eight-night itinerary also showcases some of the pristine rainforests and islands of Costa Rica and Panama.

Intriguing India February 28 - March 14, 2025
Intriguing India February 28 - March 14, 2025
Intriguing India | February 28 - March 14, 2025

Travel with alumni and friends from February 28 to March 14, 2025* on an unforgettable journey through India’s interior.  Explore the vibrant tapestry of India’s culture and history while exploring iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, joining wildlife game drives and connecting with residents in local villages.

*Please note the DATE CHANGE from brochures sent by mail.

River Life Along the Dutch Waterways | April 8 - 16, 2025
River Life Along the Dutch Waterways | April 26 - May 4, 2024
River Life Along the Dutch Waterways | April 8 - 16, 2025

Not only did the Dutch wrest a portion of their land from the sea, but they succeeded in building upon it an enchanted realm carpeted by vibrantly hued flowers and traced with storied waterways unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime and travel with alumni and friends from April 8 - 16, 2025, on this comprehensive itinerary.

Epic Journey Across Time: Cyprus, Rhodes & Turkey’s Lycian Coast | April 9 – 18, 2025
Epic Journey Across Time: Cyprus, Rhodes & Turkey’s Lycian Coast | April 9 – 18, 2025
Epic Journey Across Time: Cyprus, Rhodes & Turkey’s Lycian Coast | April 9 – 18, 2025

Experience the excitement of sailing the Eastern Mediterranean aboard Emerald Azzurra from April 9 - 18, 2025. Cruise the striking blue waters from Cyprus to the Greek island of Rhodes and Turkey’s pristine Lycian Coast. These less-traveled yet spectacular destinations stand at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Led by expert guides, discover how these lands were shaped by ancient Greeks, Lycians, Romans, Crusaders, Byzantines, Jews, and Ottoman Turks.

Ancient Traditions of Japan's Inland Sea
Ancient Traditions of Japan's Inland Sea
Japan's Inland Sea | April 13 - 25, 2025

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and storied history of Japan and South Korea on a carefully crafted itinerary that reveals each country's cultural treasures and divine mystique. Travel with alumni and friends from April 13 - 25, 2025 on a journey with unparalleled access to the region’s vast architectural riches, bountiful landscapes, and venerable heritage.

Spain
Cruise Portugal Morocco and Spain | April 25 - May 5, 2025
Cruise Portugal Morocco and Spain | April 25 - May 5, 2025

Embark on a transcontinental journey with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from April 25 - May 5, 2025. Featuring legendary Morocco, the fabled British territory of Gibraltar, Spain’s captivating Andalusia region, and Portugal's breathtaking Algarve coast, you’re invited to retrace ancient trade routes at the crossroads of Africa and Europe with alumni and friends.

British and Emerald Isles Journey | May 11 - 26, 2025
British and Emerald Isles Journey | May 11 - 26, 2025ravel with alumni and friends from May 11 to 26, 2025 on a comprehensive 14-night itinerary exploring the best of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Immerse yourselves in incredible destinations—from lush landscapes in Tresco and Wales to the windswept archaeological sites of the Scottish isles; from the warm, gregarious city of Dublin to the breathtaking natural beauty of the Lake District.
British and Emerald Isles Journey | May 11 - 26, 2025

Travel with alumni and friends from May 11 to 26, 2025 on a comprehensive 14-night itinerary exploring the best of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Immerse yourselves in incredible destinations—from lush landscapes in Tresco and Wales to the windswept archaeological sites of the Scottish isles; from the warm, gregarious city of Dublin to the breathtaking natural beauty of the Lake District.

Flavors of Dordogne | May 23 - 31, 2025
Flavors of Dordogne | May 23 - 31, 2025
Flavors of Dordogne | May 23 - 31, 2025

Venture into a world where medieval charm meets modern sophistication, where every cobblestone street tells a story, and every vineyard whispers secrets of centuries past. Travel with alumni and friends to Dordogne from May 23 - 31, 2025, a captivating region in the heart of southwest France overflowing with history, architecture and enchanting beauty.

The Galapagos Islands Cruise | October 11 - 18, 2025
The Galapagos Islands Cruise | June 18 - 25, 2024
The Galapagos Islands Cruise | October 11 - 18, 2025

Explore the Galapagos Islands with alumni and friends from October 11 - 18, 2025. This exciting journey features an intimate cruise through the archipelago with up-close access to endemic species, plus a day of guided tours in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary, and marine reserve.