Upcoming Travel Study Trips

Update Regarding Travel Study Trips and Coronavirus (COV-19):

The health and safety of our alumni travelers and their guests is of the utmost importance and we are coordinating with our travel partners to evaluate each of our upcoming travel programs accordingly. While we remain hopeful that trips will resume operating soon, decisions are being made about each upcoming trip in order of departure and based upon the most recent information available from health and government officials. We anticipate the rescheduling of many trips and will update the online calendar as changes are made.

Please contact the Alumni Travel Study Program office at travelstudy@columbia.edu with any questions or for additional assistance with your upcoming Alumni Travel Study Program plans. We are here to help provide you with all available information. Brochures, rates and itineraries will be posted as soon as we are able to safely resume travel and trip details are finalized.


The Alumni Travel Study Program offers specially curated travel opportunities across the globe. From epic adventures to destinations like Antarctica, river and ocean cruises, and small group experiential programs exploring local food, culture, and history, these programs enable alumni to combine learning and pleasure. The travel study experience is often enriched by the participation of Columbia faculty, peer institution lecturers, marquee speakers, and local experts. Friends and family are always welcome to join you. Explore the listings below for more information on upcoming tours.

Please click here to request a brochure, or to join our mailing list for all trip announcements by mail.

Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations (Venice to Athens)

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from September 24 - October 2, 2021, on this comprehensive itinerary traveling along the pathway of these great civilizations into five countries— Greece, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy—and through the Corinth Canal

Asia's Silk Road 2021

Join alumni and friends from September 25 - October 11, 2021, on a 17-day small group tour to Central Asia. Encounter distinct cultures, and religion, art and architecture that conjures tales of trade and treasure, intrigue and empire.

Parc Guel
Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

This unique nine-day itinerary showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Lisbon, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain. Cruise ancient trade routes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea from September 29 - October 7, 2021.

Southern Africa Odyssey

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from September 30 - October 17, 2021, on a special, small-group journey into the heart of Southern Africa.

Paradores & Pousadas

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from October 4 - 18, 2021, on a special 15-day journey to discover the best of the Iberian Peninsula in both Portugal and Spain. Travel over land and stay in historic lodgings on this small group adventure limited to just 24 participants.

Insider's Japan

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from October 11 - 23, 2021, on a special 13-day small group tour to discover the superb art, remarkable history, exquisite cuisine, and stunning landscapes of Japan.

Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Join alumni and friends for a special air, land, and cruise inclusive journey to the land of Egypt from October 15 - 29, 2021.

Moroccan Discovery
Moroccan Discovery

Travel with alumni and friends from October 19 - November 1, 2021, on an extraordinary journey through Morocco. From the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech, to the imposing High Atlas Mountains and the vast Sahara, explore Morocco’s unique history and culture.

Ha Long Bay
Exotic Vietnam & Ankor Wat

Join alumni and friends from October 22 - Nov 5, 2021, on a journey featuring the awe-inspiring natural beauty, sacred myths, and honored traditions in Vietnam and Cambodia, where centuries-old cultures flourished in jungle landscapes.


Mystical India 2021

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association from October 24 - November 9, 2021, on a special 17-day small group tour to explore the highlights of Northern India.

Israel: Timeless Wonders

Travel with alumni and friends from October 28 - November 8, 2021 on a unique small group adventure through the land of Israel.

Antiquities of the Red Sea & Aegean Sea

Travel with the CAA from November 2 - 15, 2021, on this epic, 14-day journey to the classical world’s cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Aegean Sea, transit the seminal Suez Canal, and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites.