Alumni Travel Program

Come travel with us!

In fall 1975, the Alumni Association sponsored a travel tour to Bavaria in conjunction with the Independent College Advancement Associates. Currently, the association sponsors three or four international trips per year, usually with a faculty host, choosing localities of educational and cultural interest. Some of the areas toured by Oberlin alumni include China, India, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Peru, France, Egypt, Morocco, Sweden, Iceland, and Greenland.

Upcoming Trips: GreeceSoutheast AsiaCuba

GREECE: Cradle of Culture — Athens, Delphi, the Peloponnese

October 19-26, 2014

GreeceJoin us for an exclusive Oberlin College tour to Greece with Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand, who spent the 2007-08 academic year in Athens, Greece, as the Elizabeth A. Whitehead Professor in the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Journey from the ancient city of Athens and across the Peloponnese peninsula through Spartan territory. Explore the Panhellenic shrine at Olympia, and visit the prehistoric site Mycenae, legendary home of Atreus and Agamemnon. Travel to Delphi, the center of the ancient world, and see the site of the most famous oracle in the ancient Mediterranean. Discover the treasures of Greek history in the world's finest collections of Greek antiquities. Take a leisurely walking tour through Athens, the capital of Greece and birthplace of democracy and philosophy, and see the fabulous new Parthenon Museum. Enjoy the delicious fresh seafoods, delectable cheeses and local wines of Southern Greece.

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Primary registration for this tour has ended. Registration is on a space available basis.

Southeast Asia: A Custom Exploration of Vietnam and Cambodia’s Treasures
January 11-24, 2015

Escorted by Oberlin Shansi Executive Director Gavin Tritt

VietnamJoin us for a custom exploration of Vietnam and Cambodia with Gavin Tritt, who became executive director of Oberlin Shansi in 2013. Explore one of the most remarkable man-made structures in the world, Angkor Wat, as well as several other stunning Khmer ruins. Take a cyclo rickshaw tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and attend a water puppet show. Cruise along the Huong River surrounding Hue City and visit ancient Buddhist pagodas. Visit the Imperial City of the Nguyen Dynasty with a Vietnamese specialist. Stroll through the bustling Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh with a local chef to buy ingredients that will be used during a hands-on Vietnamese cooking class in his private kitchen. An extension to Laos with tours of colonial era architecture, opulent pagodas, impressive temples and the mystical Tham Ting caves is also being offered.

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This trip has been cancelled.

Cuba: The Pearl of the Antilles
March 22-28, 2015

Escorted by Oberlin President Marvin Krislov

CubaJoin fellow Obies and Oberlin President Marvin Krislov on a people-to-people delegation to build friendship with our Cuban neighbors, see the architecture, savor rich cuisine, and experience soul moving music. There is no better time to visit this fascinating neighbor on the brink of change. Our tour will include must-see destinations such as the colonial city of Havana, Ernest Hemingway’s home, museums, murals, and the beautiful Viñales Valley; however, it is the personal connections with artists, musicians, chefs, and religious practitioners—in partnership with Project Por Amor—that will make this tour magical. Attend an open rehearsal of the first all-women string orchestra in Latin America. Visit Havana’s premier graphic arts workshop, artist studios, dance company rehearsals, and performances of African and Hispanic folkloric music. Spend evenings listening to Cuban rhythms and attending music and dance performances. 

Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles brochure. (Updated 6/26/14)
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