While we are physically at home, your mind is probably wandering to far-off lands and thrilling destinations. When it’s safe to travel again, it will look different. New policies and procedures for hotel stays and airport and vehicle travel will be in place, dessigned to protect travelers’ health. While these safety measures are new, the essence of travel remains unchanged: It’s a chance to learn about a different culture, discover more about the world and to expand worldviews. As we move forward to offer you these small-group travel opportunities with Dickinson, we will continue to work with our partners to carefully follow all the enhanced protective measures. We also are providing lenient cancellation policies, so you can book now with the confidence that you will be able to cancel your reservation if travel is not possible leading up to your trip.


We view our travel program as an extension of the classroom. We add substance to each trip by making them intellectually rewarding with a Dickinson expert, providing frequent talks to deepen your appreciation of the destination, and arranging local experts to offer unique opportunities for Dickinson travelers.

“It was a great group—we had alums from the class of 2013 to the class of 1958—and the daily interactions and discussions were every bit as interesting and fun as the events, the sites and the merrymaking.” 

“I didn't know any of [the other alumni on] the trip, and I will never forget any of them. I think the common experience of Dickinson made things comfortable from the start.”



Upcoming Tours

2023 Alumni Global Adventures

Pricing and itineraries will be available soon!

Flavors of Bologna and Central Italy
A food tour with Lecturer Luca Trazzi
May 18-28, 2023

  • Living like an Italian is what this culinary adventure is all about! Our culinary stroll will start and end in Bologna and includes Cinque Terre and the Chianti region. We willexplore rich cultural traditions through food and wine.

Croatia, Slovenia & The Dalmatian Coast
A history tour with Professor Karl Qualls
May 27-June 8, 2023

  • From cosmopolitan cities to ancient forests and seaside villages, well delve into the cultural history of Croatia from the first settlement to the present. Well learn about the emergence of modern Croatia through philosophy, the arts and literature.

London on Stage
A theater trip with Professor Todd Wronski
August 13-20, 2023

  • Well sample Londons theatre, history and culture with four performances in some of Londons classic venues, each from a different century, and from both sides of the
  • An optional extension to Avon and the Cotswolds is available.

Scotland Through Writers Eyes Hiking Adventure
A hiking trip with Professor Emeritus Thomas Reed
September 3-12, 2023

  • Reed specializes in medieval and Victorian literature and film studies. During the trip, his expertise on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson will guide our tour of Scotland

2024 Tours

Ancient Greece – Oracles & Theaters, Myths & Legends

Ancient Greece – Oracles & Theaters, Myths & Legends

This trip will be rescheduled for 2024. Email alumni@dickinson.edu if you'd like to receive information about the trip as soon as its scheduled.



Past Tours


Iceland's Northern Lights Exploration: March 11-19, 2022

Iceland's Northern Lights Exploration: March 11-19, 2022

Explore this land of fire and ice with Dickinson geologist Ben Edwards, Walter E. Beach Chair in Sustainability Studies.

Southwest National Parks: May 11-19, 2022

Southwest National Parks: May 11-19, 2022

Join fellow Dickinsonians on a journey to the exceptional national parks and monuments of the Southwest.


Galapagos: Darwin’s Enchanted Isles: Jan. 10-19, 2020

Galapagos: Darwin’s Enchanted Isles: Jan. 10-19, 2020

Explore the Galapagos with Professor Marcus Key, Joseph Priestley Professor of Natural Philosophy, and Professor Ben Edwards, Walter E. Beach Chair in Sustainability Studies.

Hiking & Culinary Adventure to Southern Italy’s Volcanoes

Hiking & Culinary Adventure to Southern Italy’s Volcanoes

Travel and hike in Italy with Dickinson volcanologist Ben Edwards and expert local guides.

Málaga: April 22-28, 2018

Málaga: April 22-28, 2018

Málaga is becoming known as a modern and cosmopolitan city, a much sought after cultural destination. Our trip will be intellectually rewarding, using our Dickinson connections and access to Málaga’s local experts.


Iceland: June 17-July 1, 2017

Iceland: June 17-July 1, 2017

Sitting astride the mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland is one of the world’s most geologically active and, therefore, Explore Iceland with Ben Edwards, professor of earth sciences on this comprehensive, two-week journey.


Bologna: April 2016

Bologna: April 2016

During the college's yearlong celebration of 50 years of global studies, Dickinsonians traveled to Bologna in April 2016 to visit the place that started it all.