Upcoming Travel Study Trips

The Alumni Travel Study Program offers a specially curated selection of travel opportunities visiting destinations 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  Columbia alumni to combine learning and pleasure through unique set of domestic and international travel opportunities. The travel study experience is often enriched by the participation of Columbia faculty members, peer institution lecturers, marquee speakers and local experts. Friends and family are always welcome to join you. Please explore the listings below for more information on our upcoming tours.
Amsterdam Canal
River Life Along the Dutch Waterways | April 18 – 26, 2019

Celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime and travel with alumni and friends from April 18 – 26, 2019.

Lisbon Harbor
European Coastal Civilizations

Travel with Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from April 20 – 29, 2019 to explore the riveting canvas of influential seaports along Europe’s Atlantic coastline from Lisbon to London.

Springtime in Provence, Burgundy & Beaujolais

Travel with alumni and friends from May 15 – 23, 2019, on a sojourn in Provence, and the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais. 

Ancient Traditions of the Inland Sea of Japan

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on land and by sea from May 22 – June 1, 2019 on this special 9-night itinerary. 

Cruising the Baltic Sea

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and imperial treasures of St. Petersburg, Russia, from May 23 – June 1, 2019.

Celtic Cross
Celtic Lands - 75th Anniversary D-Day Landings

From the British Isles to the coast of France, take a voyage to the Celtic Lands with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from June 4 – 14, 2019. 

Flavors of Chianti

Travel in small group of alumni and friends from June 13 – 21, 2019, on an intimate journey exploring Chianti’s countryside.

Arctic Expedition

Explore the unspoiled Arctic wilderness with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from June 14 – 24, 2019.

Great Journey Europe
Great Journey Through Europe

Join alumni and friends on a "Grand Tour" of Europe from June 17 – 27, 2019.

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 6 – 13, 2019

Tanzania Scenery
Tanzania Adventure

From the Serengeti Plains to the spice island of Zanzibar, join the CAA from July 7 – 21, 2019 on a small group adventure in Tanzania.

Canadian Maritimes

Take an enriching adventure with alumni from August 2 – 11, 2019 and discover Canada’s provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Waterways of Russia

Travel with alumni and friends from August 2 – 13, 2019, and experience the timeless pageantry and traditional folkways of Russia, on a cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

The Galapagos Islands

Join alumni and friends from August 7 – 14, 2019, on a unique adventure to the Galapagos Islands.

Island Life in Ancient Greece

Travel to the classical world, exploring the iconic jewels, legendary and mythical places of Ancient Greece from September 5 – 13, 2019

Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations (Venice to Athens)

Explore dynamic crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations with alumni and friends from September 15 – 23, 2019.

Symphony on the Blue Danube

Travel with alumni and friends from September 16 – 25, 2019, to the resplendent cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters.

Flavors of Sicily

With Sicilian wine and cuisine as your inspiration, and a private villa as your home base, join alumni and friends from October 11 - 19, 2019 and embrace the beauty of Sicily.

Briliance of Byzantium

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from October 11 – 23, 2019, on this unique itinerary, exploring four centers of the Byzantine Empire.

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

Discover the Coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula from October 13 – 21, 2019 on a special cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon. 

Grand Canyon
Southwest National Parks

Join alumni and friends from October 16 - 25, 2019 on a 10-day journey to the national parks and monuments of the Southwest.

Great Wall
China, Tibet & the Yangtze River

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association from October 17 - November 4, 2019 on a special 19-day journey discovering the highlights of China, including the mysteries of Tibet and the grandeur of the Yangtze River.

Ha Long Bay
Exotic Vietnam & Ankor Wat

Join alumni and friends from November 5 – 19, 2019, 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.


Polar Bears
Polar Bears of Churchill

Witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world won a six-day journey to remote Churchill, Manitoba, from November 7 - 12, 2019.

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.


Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from November 20-December 5, 2019, on an exclusive 16-day journey through Patagonia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.