Upcoming Travel Study Trips

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

Please note that all upcoming travel programs are aspirational unless/until the University updates its guidance and allows for the resumption of in-person alumni events.

We are thrilled that you're thinking about your next adventure and hope everyone will save the dates to travel with alumni and friends as soon as we are able to safely resume operating alumni travel programs. A roster of tentative trips for 2022 is in progress and we are eager to help the alumni community to get out and explore soon. Listings below will be updated with more information on upcoming tours as they are confirmed and trips details are finalized.

While we remain hopeful that trips will resume operating again soon, decisions are being made about each upcoming trip in order of departure and based upon the most recent information available from the University, 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.

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.

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 15 - 21, 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.

Dutch Waterways
River Life Along the Dutch Waterways

Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime and travel with alumni and friends from May 2 - 10, 2022, on this comprehensive itinerary.

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, join alumni and friends from May 12 - 20, 2022 for this unforgettable adventure.

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.

Springtime In Provence & Burgundy

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 18 - 26, 2022, on a nine-day French sojourn through Provence and the wine regions of Burgundy .

Flavors of Sicily

Explore the beautiful landscapes of Sicily and discover the spirit of ancient Greeks and the Romans who found paradise on this island as we travel on a trip of historical and culinary discovery from May 20 - 28, 2022.

Celtic Cross
Celtic Lands Cruise

From Scotland to the coast of France, take a voyage to the Celtic Lands with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 20 - 29, 2022.

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from May 21 - June 5, 2022, on a unique 15-day land and air-inclusive journey to two of South America’s treasures — the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu and the fascinating Galapagos Islands. While in the Galapagos, stay on-site each night, while cruising from island-to-island for day-time excursions on a privately chartered yacht.

Galapagos Islands Cruise

Embark on an intimate cruise from June 21 - 28, 2022 and travel through the archipelago with up-close access to endemic species. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary, and marine reserve.

National Parks and Lodges of the Old West

Take a journey with alumni and friends from June 23 - July 1, 2022 and  celebrate the American West’s magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way.

Great Journey Through Europe

Accompany the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from June 29 - July 9, 2022, on this Great Journey through Europe, a unique opportunity to retrace the traditional “Grand Tour” undertaken by enlightened ladies and gentlemen of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Untamed Alaska

Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier on this land-based adventure from July 1 - 11, 2022.

Discover Southeast Alaska
Discover Southeast Alaska

Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from July 8 - 15, 2022, for a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage on an adventurous small-ship cruise.

Grand Canyon
Southwest National Parks

Discover some of America's greatest natural treasures from October 12 - 20, 2022 as we explore Southwest on a comprehensive tour from Phoenix to Las Vegas.