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 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 travelstudy@columbia.edu 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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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.

Provence
Springtime in Provence, Burgundy and Beaujolais

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 6 – 14, 2020, on a nine-day French sojourn through Provence and the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais with Ken Catandella, oenophile and Senior Executive Director for the CAA and University Relations.

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.

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.

Zebras
Southern Africa Odyssey

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from August 27-September 13, 2020, on a special small group journey into the heart of Southern Africa.

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.

Northern Lights
Northern Lights & the Wildlife of Northern Manitoba

Venture into the vast Canadian North with alumni and friends from September 8 - 13, 2020—a remote tundra teeming with glacial landforms, boreal forests, and beautiful wilderness—accessible only by plane or boat.

Dubrovnik
Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations (Athens to Venice)

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from September 10 – 18, 2020, 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

Niagra
Cruising the Great Lakes 2020

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association from September 12 -19, 2020, on this specially-crafted program cruising all five of the Great Lakes—Michigan, Huron, Superior, Erie, and Ontario.  

London
Florence Nightingale's London

Two centuries from her birth, the legacy of Florence Nightingale flourishes in the dynamic London of today. Travel with Dean Lorraine Frazier, alumni and friends from September 29 -  October 6, 2020, as we celebrate the bicentenary of Nightingale's birth, and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Skopelos
Hidden Treasures of Greece

Fronted by the longest coastline of any country in Europe, Greece presents an extraordinary variety of attractions that include magnificent landscapes, idyllic islands, ancient sites, and monuments that have survived through the centuries. Travel with Dr. Helen Evans, alumni and friends from September 29 – October 12, 2020, on a spectacular itinerary exploring the hidden treasures of Greece.

Bonifacio
Rivieras and Islands (Barcelona to Rome)

Enjoy exquisite landscapes, visit enchanting villages and cruise idyllic islands—favored retreats for artists, writers, nobility, and gourmands— from October 10 – 18, 2020 on this small ship voyage cruising from Barcelona to Rome.

Spain
Paradores & Pousadas

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from October 10 - 24, 2020, on a special 15-day small group journey to discover the best of the Iberian Peninsula in both Portugal and Spain.

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. 

Giza
Antiquities of the Red Sea & Aegean Sea

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.

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.

 

Morocco
Moroccan Discovery
Moroccan Discovery

Travel with alumni and friends from December 8 - 21, 2020, 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.

Antarctica
Expedition to Antarctica

Explore the great white continent with alumni and friends from January 13 - 26, 2021 on a five-star, small ship expedition.

Wolves
Wolves of Yellowstone
Wolves & Wildlife of Yellowstone

Travel with alumni and friends from January 23 - 29, 2021 on a seven-day wildlife expedition to Yellowstone—North America’s best wolf-watching habitat.

Pyramids
Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Join alumni and friends for a special air, land, and cruise inclusive journey to the land of Egypt from January 26 - February 9, 2021.

India
Mystical India 2021

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association from February 7 -23, 2021, on a special 17-day small group tour to explore the highlights of Northern India.

Vietnam
Journey through Vietnam

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from February 18 - March 4, 2021, on a special 17-day small group tour to encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people.

Panama Canal
Panama Canal & Costa Rica

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.

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

Journey to New Zealand with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from February 24 - March 8, 2021, on this 10-night itinerary featuring a circumnavigation cruise around the South Island to experience inimitable natural history that exists nowhere else on Earth.

Dutch
Dutch Waterways 2021

Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime and travel with alumni and friends from May 1 - 9, 2021, 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.

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 21 - 30, 2021.

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 30 - June 7, 2021, on this specially designed itinerary.

Table of the Gods
Table of the Gods
Table of the Gods

Travel with the Eric Asimov, chief wine critic of The New York Times and the author of “How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto,’’ from June 13 - 24, 2021, exploring the food and wine of Greece and several of its most significant ancient sites.

Arctic

Explore the unspoiled Arctic wilderness with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from June 16 - 26, 2021.

Japan
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.