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 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.
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.
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.
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.