The Vanderbilt Travel Program

From seasoned Vanderbilt alumni travelers to those who have never taken a Vanderbilt trip before, the Vanderbilt Travel Program trips are designed to fit any lifestyle, educational travel interest and budget. Each trip pairs unique educational opportunities with the exceptional destinations for which Vanderbilt travel is known.

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May 23, 2015


Portrait of ItalyPortrait of Italy


May 28, 2015


Cruising the Elbe RiverCruising the Elbe River

Featuring Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art


July 16, 2015


Voyage to the Lands of Gods and HeroesVoyage to the Lands of Gods and Heroes

Featuring Barbara Tsakirgis, associate professor of classics


July 18, 2015


Passage of Lewis and ClarkPassage of Lewis and Clark


July 23, 2015


Canadian Rockies Parks and ResortsCanadian Rockies Parks and Resorts


July 26, 2015


Perspectives on Mediterranean CivilizationsPerspectives on Mediterranean Civilizations

Featuring Barbara Tsakirgis, associate professor of classics


July 31, 2015


Discover Southeast AlaskaDiscover Southeast Alaska


August 15, 2015


National Parks and Lodges of the Old WestNational Parks and Lodges of the Old West


August 29, 2015


Exploring IcelandExploring Iceland

Featuring Calvin Miller, professor in earth and environmental sciences and Molly Miller, professor in earth and environmental sciences


September 05, 2015


Flavors of Northern ItalyFlavors of Northern Italy

Featuring Tracy Barrett, Senior Lecturer in Italian, Emerita


September 06, 2015


Historic Cities and Art Centers of Coastal EuropeHistoric Cities and Art Centers of Coastal Europe

Featuring Robert Mode, associate professor of history of art


September 11, 2015


Paris ImmersionParis Immersion


September 24, 2015


Village Life in DordogneVillage Life in Dordogne


October 28, 2015


Treasures of Southern AfricaTreasures of Southern Africa


October 30, 2015


Vietnam and CambodiaVietnam and Cambodia


November 03, 2015


Classical World along the Turquoise CoastClassical World along the Turquoise Coast


January 12, 2016


Expedition to AntarcticaExpedition to Antarctica


January 13, 2016


The Wolves of YellowstoneThe Wolves of Yellowstone


Tanzania MigrationTanzania Migration


January 20, 2016


Bridge of the AmericasBridge of the Americas


February 27, 2016


Cuba: Art, Culture and MusicCuba: Art, Culture and Music

Featuring Frank Robinson, assistant professor of history, associate director, Center for Latin American Studies


April 01, 2016


Provence: The Art of LivingProvence: The Art of Living


April 02, 2016


Eastern and Oriental Express: from Bangkok to BaliEastern and Oriental Express: from Bangkok to Bali


May 05, 2016


Lands and Islands of Mystery: from Japan to AlaskaLands and Islands of Mystery: from Japan to Alaska


May 09, 2016


Portraits of the Past: Rome to BarcelonaPortraits of the Past: Rome to Barcelona

Featuring Letizia Modena ,associate professor of Italian


May 17, 2016


Across Spain and Portugal with Paradores and PousadasAcross Spain and Portugal with Paradores and Pousadas

Featuring Fräncille Bergquist, professor emerita of Spanish and former associate dean of the College of Arts and Science


June 02, 2016


Bavaria and Danube River CruiseBavaria and Danube River Cruise

Featuring Dean Mark Wait, Dean Blair School of Music, Professor of Music at Blair School of Music, Martha Rivers Ingram Dean's Chair


June 04, 2016


Southern Culture and Civil WarSouthern Culture and Civil War


June 15, 2016


The Galapagos IslandsThe Galapagos Islands


June 18, 2016


Trans-Siberian RailroadTrans-Siberian Railroad

Featuring Frank Wcislo, associate professor of history and European studies


August 05, 2016


Town and Country OxfordTown and Country Oxford


August 26, 2016


Cruising the Rhine: Amsterdam to ZurichCruising the Rhine: Amsterdam to Zurich


September 03, 2016


Scotland: Highlands and IslandsScotland: Highlands and Islands


September 05, 2016


Taste of the Mediterranean: from Athens to VeniceTaste of the Mediterranean: from Athens to Venice


September 09, 2016


Machu Picchu and the Desert Kingdoms of PeruMachu Picchu and the Desert Kingdoms of Peru

Featuring Tom Dillehay, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion, and Culture and Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies


October 04, 2016


Italian RivieraItalian Riviera


October 29, 2016


Southern Italy and SicilySouthern Italy and Sicily

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Flavors of Northern Italy

Immerse yourself in the culinary and wine-producing Veneto region of northern Italy, just minutes from Verona. You’ll enjoy seven nights at a historic, family-owned farmhouse on a working wine and oil producing estate.

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Travel Program Office

Cary Allyn
cary.allyn@vanderbilt.edu
Director of Vanderbilt Travel Program—oversees the Vanderbilt Travel Program, promoting worldwide destinations featuring the company of Vanderbilt's finest faculty that allow alumni to continue their educational pursuits.
Tel: (615) 322-3673
Fax: (615) 343-5730

Micky Williams
micky.williams@vanderbilt.edu
Program Assistant, Vanderbilt Travel Program—supports the Vanderbilt Travel Program and volunteer tracking.
Tel: (615) 322-8919
Fax: (615) 343-5730

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