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!

We value the health and safety of our Washington University travelers and are coordinating with on- and off-campus experts to plan our trip schedule accordingly. We remain hopeful that all trips will depart as planned as the world opens up for exploration. Please note that each company maintains its own policies and makes determinations regarding whether trips will depart as scheduled.

While the Washington University Alumni Association is pleased to promote travel opportunities for alumni with tour operators that specialize in high-quality educational travel, please note that Washington University does not manage or operate these travel experiences. Tour operators and travelers are responsible for making their own safety decisions concerning travel. Specific tour operator and national health and safety protocols will apply to each trip, and travelers should review all protocols and trip terms and conditions, including terms and conditions regarding cancellations, refunds, health and safety, and insurance prior to making a reservation.

Washington University is not responsible for changes to trips or travel arrangements. 

Please note: all of our travel vendors require travelers to have their COVID vaccination in order to participate. We recommend that all travelers familiarize themselves with and follow the Centers for Disease Control guidance for international travel. This guidance outlines what travelers should do before, during, and after travel, including testing requirements to re-enter the U.S.


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

Alumni Association Travel Committee

​John Fox Arnold

Christy Beckmann, AB ’70

Marilynne Bradley, BFA ’60

Martha Cunningham, AB ’65

Kent Hirschfelder, AB ’67, MBA ’70

Gail Lewin, JD ’76

Sandy Rothschild, AB ’67, MBA ’71

Ann Ruwitch

Gail Zugerman, AB ’75