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Dickinson Alumni Global Adventures

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

2024 Tours

Normandy: Honoring the 80th Anniversary of D-Day: October 11–19, 2024

Normandy: Honoring the 80th Anniversary of D-Day: October 11–19, 2024

During the 80th anniversary of D-Day, visit Omaha and Utah Beaches, the Normandy American Cemetery, Sainte-Mère-Église as well as some of France’s greatest treasures - Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry.

Normandy: Taking a Waitlist

2025 Tours

Tanzania Wildlife Safari: January 7 - 18, 2025

Tanzania Wildlife Safari: January 7 - 18, 2025

Trek with naturalist guides and Andrew Bale, photographer and Lecturer of Art & Art History, through the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

National Parks & Lodges of the Old West: July 25-August 2, 2025

National Parks & Lodges of the Old West: July 25-August 2, 2025

Enjoy some of America’s most beautiful landscapes from the Badlands and Custer State Park to Grand Teton and Yellowstone with Associate Professor of Geosciences Jorden Hayes.

Flavors of Northern Italy: October 12-19, 2025

Flavors of Northern Italy: October 12-19, 2025

Embark on a delectable journey through the Veneto and Trentino regions of Northern Italy for unique culinary experiences and gorgeous scenery.


 

Questions? Please contact Laura Wills, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 717-245-1949 or willsl@dickinson.edu.

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Past Tours


The Great North American Total Solar Eclipse in Mazatlán, Mexico: April 3-10, 2024

The Great North American Total Solar Eclipse in Mazatlán, Mexico: April 3-10, 2024

Learn about the lore, history and scientific background of eclipses in a premier viewing location. Don’t wait! The next total solar eclipse over North America won’t be until 2044!


Scotland Through Writers Eyes Hiking Adventure: September 3-12, 2023

Scotland Through Writers Eyes Hiking Adventure: 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.

London on Stage: August 13 - 20, 2023

London on Stage: August 13 - 20, 2023

We'll sample London's theatre, history and culture with four performances in some of London's classic venues, each from a different century, and from both sides of the curtain.

Slovenia, Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast: May 27 - June 8, 2023

Slovenia, Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast: May 27 - June 8, 2023

From cosmopolitan cities to ancient forests and seaside villages, we'll delve into the cultural history of Croatia from the first settlement to the present. We'll learn about the emergence of modern Croatia through philosophy, the arts & literature.

Flavors of Bologna and Central Italy: May 18-28, 2023

Flavors of Bologna and Central Italy: 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 will explore rich cultural traditions through food and wine.


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.

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.


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.