Upcoming Travel Study Trips

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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Morocco
Moroccan Discovery
Moroccan Discovery

Travel with alumni and friends from November 15 - 28, 2019, 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.

Vietnam
Journey through Vietnam

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from January 26-February 11, 2020, on a special 17-day small group tour to encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people.

Antarctica
Expedition to Antarctica

Explore the great white continent with alumni and friends from January 28 - February 10, 2020 on a five-star, small ship expedition.

Pyramids
Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Join alumni and friends for a special air, land, and cruise inclusive journey to the land of Egypt from February 3 - 17, 2020.

SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST ONLY. SEE MARCH 13 - 27 FOR ADDITIONAL SPACE.

Panama Canal
Panama Canal & Costa Rica

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from February 5 – 13, 2020, 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.

Wolves
Wolves of Yellowstone
Wolves & Wildlife of Yellowstone

Travel with alumni and friends from February 9 – 15, 2020 on a seven-day wildlife expedition to Yellowstone—North America’s best wolf-watching habitat.

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21-Milford-Sound-Fiordland-Graeme-Murray
Circumnavigation of New Zealand

Journey to New Zealand with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from February 11 – 20, 2020, on this 10-night itinerary featuring a circumnavigation cruise around the South Island to experience inimitable natural history that exists nowhere else on Earth.

India scenery
Mystical India

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association from February 27 - March 14, 2020, on a unique, small group tour of India.

Amsterdam Canal
River Life: Dutch Waterways

Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime and travel with alumni and friends from April 28 - May 6, 2020, on this comprehensive itinerary. Cruise the waterways of Europe and traverse the canals of this delightful polder land when the tulip fields are in bloom.

Pyramids
Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Join alumni and friends for a special air, land, and cruise inclusive journey to the land of Egypt from March 13 - 27, 2020.

Gnocchi
Flavors of Northern Italy

Travel in the company of a small group of alumni and friends from May 2 - 10, 2020 on a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

Otsuni
Treasures of Italy's Far South

Travel with alumni and friends from May 2 – 14, 2020, on a comprehensive journey exploring the length of Italy’s southern coast bordering the Ionian and Adriatic Seas.

Lisbon Harbor
European Coastal Civilizations

Travel with Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 8 -17, 2020 to explore the riveting canvas of influential seaports along Europe’s Atlantic coastline from Lisbon to London.

Japan
Insider's Japan

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 16-28, 2020, on a special 13-day small group tour to discover the superb art, remarkable history, exquisite cuisine, and stunning landscapes of Japan.

Mt. Etna
Ancient Empires: Amalfi Coast, Sicily & Malta
Ancient Empires: Amalfi Coast, Sicily & Malta

From the classical perfection of Agrigento’s Roman relics to the remarkably preserved Baroque monuments of Valletta and the elegant hillside retreat of Positano, travel with alumni and friends from May 24 – June 1, 2020, on this specially designed itinerary aboard the, Five‑Star Le Bougainville.

Bison
National Parks & Lodges of the Old West

Travel with alumni and friends from May 28 – June 5, 2020, on a journey that celebrates the American West’s magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way.

Celtic Cross
Celtic Lands

From the Scotland to the coast of France, take a voyage to the Celtic Lands with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 30 - June 8, 2020.

Actic
Arctic Expedition

Explore the unspoiled Arctic wilderness with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from June 9 - 19, 2020.

Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands

Join alumni and friends from June 24 - July 1, 2020, on a unique adventure to the Galapagos Islands.

Iceland
Circumnavigation of Iceland 2020

Join alumni and friends from June 28 – July 6, 2020, for this unforgettable exploration through Iceland’s seemingly endless variations of magnificent scenery and fascinating cultural heritage. 

Baltic
Cruising the Baltic Sea

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and imperial treasures of St. Petersburg, Russia, from July 7 - 16, 2020.

Great Journey Europe
Great Journey Through Europe

Join alumni and friends on a "Grand Tour" of Europe from July 18 - 28, 2020.

Alaska ocean life
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

Explore cobalt-blue glaciers, towering mountains, and abundant wildlife on a cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage from July 29 - August 5, 2020.

Charles Bridge Prague - Roman Cestr
Discovering Eastern Europe

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from August 25 – September 9, 2020, on a 16-day journey to Eastern Europe.

Sicily
Flavors of Sicily

With Sicilian wine and cuisine as your inspiration, and a private villa as your home base, join alumni and friends from September 4 - 12, 2020, for a uniquely Sicilian experience.

Dubrovnik
Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations (Venice to Athens)

Explore dynamic crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations with alumni and friends from September 10 – 18, 2020.

Great Wall
China & the Yangtze River

Journey with alumni and friends from October 7 - 20, 2020, on a special 14-day small group tour to China. From the capital of Beijing to fascinating Xian, and the fabled Yangtze River to cosmopolitan Shanghai, experience China’s ancient past as well as its fast-moving present on this memorable tour.

Israel scenery
Israel: Timeless Wonders

Discover a land steeped in history, from ancient biblical times to the creation of the modern-day State of Israel from October 24 - November 4, 2020. 

Ha Long Bay
Exotic Vietnam & Ankor Wat

Join alumni and friends from October 31 - November 15, 2020, 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.