Upcoming Travel Study Trips

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

While we remain hopeful that trips will resume operating again later this year, 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. 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.

A roster of tentative trips for 2022 is in progress and we are eager to help the alumni community to get out and explore as soon as it is safe to do so. Listings below will be updated with more information on upcoming tours as they are confirmed.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

Wolves of Yellowstone

Hushed and magical landscapes are the setting for steaming geysers, trees covered in ice crystals, and the movements of bison, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and other wildlife—followed closely by the park’s wolves. Experience a North American winter safari from January 19 - February 4, 2022.

Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Travel with the CAA from March 14 - 28, 2022 on a unique, small group tour of Egypt led by an expert Egyptologist.

Discovering Portugal

From Lisbon to the north of Portugal, through the Alentejo region and south to the Algarve, our small group of alumni and friends will explore the history and natural beauty of Portugal form May 1 - 13, 2022.

Moroccan Discovery 2022

Discover this land of dramatic contrasts from May 13 - 26, 2022. Encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks as we travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara.