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 continue to operate as planned, 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 cancellation, interruption, or rescheduling of some trips, especially those with departure dates rapidly approaching and will send information to all of our confirmed travelers as each subsequent update is available for your travel program.
We are working with all of our alumni travel study program participants and travel partners to answer questions, assist with changes and to facilitate both cancellations of current plans and reservations for future travel plans. Please contact the Alumni Travel Study Program office at (866) 325-8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for additional assistance with your upcoming Alumni Travel Study Program. We are here to help provide you with all available information so you can make informed decisions about traveling on any of our scheduled programs.
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.
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Travel with the CAA from October 29 – November 11, 2020, 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.
Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from February 21 - March 1, 2021, on a cruise from the Pacific to the Atlantic through the Panamá Canal, one of the greatest man‑made wonders of the world. A recently completed, monumental expansion in 2016 doubled its capacity; this 50‑mile passage through the narrow isthmus of Panamá continues to astonish even today’s most veteran traveler.
Join alumni and friends from June 19 - 27, 2021, for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy. Discover a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes, and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.
Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from August 1 - 10, 2021, for the opportunity to explore the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. Hear and learn firsthand from historic world leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and from interpreter and advisor to former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko.