As University of Rochester students know from the first moments they step onto campus, our world is a complicated, wondrous place, and each day we are called to understand it just a bit better---- our experience bit-by-bit and question-by-question richer for our exploration and knowledge.
The spirit of Meliora is not something shed at graduation. Rather, it continues to guide our experience and curiosity about our world as passionate lifelong learners. As we strive to better understand and appreciate our planet and its people, travel is the ultimate educator. As a part of the University of Rochester Travel Club, you will join fellow alumni, parents, friends, and our University hosts as we explore the world. Our encounters with distant landscapes, fascinating cultures, and with each other, promise to be transformational!
Cuba: Art, Culture & People
April 22-30, 2018
Discover Cuba's highlights, architecture, music, and culture for eight nights, during stays in Miami, Havana, and Cienfuegos. Meet local artists and dancers and learn from local experts during fascinating presentation. Along the way, visit historic sites, museums, schools, and community projects, and enjoy a cigar factory tour. This small-group experience includes round trip flights between Miami and Cuba, and all excursions. Learn more »
Meet Your Host
Michelle Turner, Photographer & Memorial Art Gallery Council Volunteer
As part of her volunteer work at the Memorial Art Gallery, Michelle plans international trips for members and their friends, including trips to Cuba in 2013 and 2014. She has traveled extensively to all 50 states and to 56 countries on six continents (Australia will be the last). After her retirement, photography became her great passion and now she competes in competitions and exhibits her work often. Her work is in many private collections. She is president of Camera Rochester, the only local camera club for enthusiasts in the area. Michelle organized an exhibit of photographs and other art work from the 2014 Cuba trip at Image City Photography Gallery on University Avenue in Rochester.
A Tour of the Emerald Isle
July 1-13, 2018
It’s a beautiful, magical land, where the gentle green landscape dazzles and the people delight; where warmth and hospitality are national traits and poets are national heroes. From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced tour showcases Ireland’s many charms both old and new to our small band of travelers. Learn more »
Meet Your Host
Chad Post, Director of Open Letter Books, a University of Rochester press
Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter Books, a press at the University of Rochester dedicated to publishing contemporary literature from around the world. In addition, he is the managing editor of Three Percent, a blog and review site that promotes literature in translation and is home to the Translation Database, the Best Translated Book Awards, and the Three Percent and Two Month Review podcasts. He is also the author of The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading. His articles and book reviews have appeared in a range of publications including The Believer, Publishing Perspectives, the Wall Street Journal culture blog, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, and Quarterly Conversation, among others.
August 28-September 5, 2018
Enjoy seven nights in the idyllic Amalfi Coast. From your base in Vietri sul Mare, visit Almalfi town, Positano, Sorrento and Naples. Explore Pompeii’s ancient ruins, view exquisite gardens, travel Amalfi’s serpentine coastline and delight in the taste of fresh mozzarella. For single travelers, there is no single supplement. Learn more »
Meet Your Host
Susanna Virgilio '12
Susanna graduated from the University of Rochester in 2012. As an undergraduate, she designed her own major in entrepreneurship and fed her love of language and travel with a semester abroad at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. After graduation, she found her way back to Italy as a staff member for IES Abroad, where she designed and implemented study abroad programs for undergraduates. She loves travel anywhere and everywhere, but Italy is her very favorite place to go! Susanna speaks the language, cooks the food, and knows all the best ways to see and experience Italy. Join her in 2018 to discover Italy’s beautiful and enchanting Amalfi Coast!
Memorial Art Gallery Council Trips
The Memorial Art Gallery Council organizes and sponsors ART LOVERS’ tours to benefit MAG. These exciting travel opportunities are open to everyone.
Alumni Travel Insurance
Learn more about individual protection plans and travel medical insurance, exclusively for University of Rochester alumni.
Corinne Dagen '03
Associate Director, University of Rochester Travel Club
Coordinator, University of Rochester Travel Club