What’s so special about traveling with the Alumni Association? Just about everything! To begin with, we review all itineraries and select trips that meet our objective of learning through travel.

We partner with the world’s leading affinity travel organizations: companies with decades of experience in planning travel programs whose quality is far beyond the ordinary “group tour.” In addition, each year several of our trips feature Washington University faculty members who share their expertise and insights. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or looking for new opportunities to explore the world, we look forward to having you join us on one of our upcoming trips!

Upcoming destinations

Follow your wanderlust to see the sights, eat the food, experience the cultures you’ve always wanted to–with WashU! We offer several trips each year to different areas of the globe.

Washington University, along with institutional partners, tour operators, and government authorities, is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation is fluid, our tour operator partners continue to update individuals who have booked excursions through the Washington University Alumni Travel Program on a trip-by-trip basis.

We encourage you to visit the Washington University Emergency Management website​ to learn about the university’s response to COVID-19 and how we are trying to reduce the risk to our community and to the region.


Past travel experiences

Our recent trip to Egypt was amazing and challenging! It was a phenomenal experience. I recommend it highly when we are all able to travel again. Tombs, temples, city life, rural life, art and culture, and the Nile River! Oh yes, and great food!

Kristine Sneeringer, MA ’92, PhD ’98, and Stephen Sneeringer, JD ’74