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Travel Program

Two backpackers walking on a gravel road along a lake in the Canadian Rockies
Alums group photo in front of a site at Machu Picchu

Vassar Travel Programs in 2024

We are building our trips for 2024! Information will be forthcoming as soon as itineraries and details for each trip are finalized. As we are planning our future trips for both 2024 and 2025, we always appreciate hearing from alums regarding destinations and trip themes you’d like to explore and faculty members with whom you’d like to travel. Please feel free to contact Susan Quade, Senior Associate Director for Special Events and Programs and the Vassar Travel Program at

The tentative schedule so far:

Iceland Getaway Weekend with a focus on health & well-being
Faculty host: Michele Tugade ’95, Professor of Psychological Science on the William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair
February 8–12, 2024

Paris in the Jazz Age, featuring the African American Experience
June 8–16, 2024
Hosts: Mia Mask, PhD, Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Professor of Film, and Mark Wittman, MBA, Managing Director, Investment Banking

Namibia: Endless Horizons & Open Skies
June 9–20, 2024
Faculty host: Abigail Baird ’91, Professor of Psychological Science on the Arnhold Family Chair

The Galapagos Islands
July 6–13, 2024
Faculty host: Jill Schneiderman, Professor of Earth Science

Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley
Dates to be determined, tentatively autumn

Flavors of Tuscany: Cultural & Culinary Exploration
September 26–October 4

Discovering South Korea: Food, Culture, & Globalization
October 9–21, 2024
Faculty Host: Seungsook Moon, Professor of Sociology

Recent Trip

Imperial Treasures:
Art and Music in Dresden and Prague

June 8–18, 2023

Vassar Hosts: Kathryn Libin, Professor of Music
T. Barton Thurber, The Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Lecturer in Art

Dresden in the evening along the water. Photo by Oliver Guhr.

This small tour, limited to 20 people, studied the art and music of two extraordinary European cities with two of Vassar’s finest scholars. Both Bart and Kathryn have studied and lived in Europe for many years and it is through their scholarship and expertise that we were able to offer this personal exploration of both cities.

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Photo by Oliver Guhr

Travel Insurance

The Vassar Travel Program is now offering quality travel insurance to all our travelers. After much research we selected Meyer and Associates. Meyer and Associates have been in the insurance business for more than 40 years, and they come highly recommended by our peer institutions.

Of course, the choice of whether to purchase insurance is yours, but the Vassar Travel Program wants to make sure each Vassar traveler is offered quality insurance. We believe it is very important to protect your travel investment. Meyer and Associates offers a wide range of insurance options, but we strongly urge travelers to purchase the package that offers trip cancellation coverage at the minimum.

For detailed information and to purchase travel insurance, contact Meyer and Associates or call (800) 635-7801.

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