University of Rochester Travel Club

Travel & Learn

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!

Upcoming Trips

Enchanting Ireland:
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.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 28

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.

Make the Most of Your Trip

Leading up to your departure for the Emerald Isle, trip host and Director of Open Letter Books Chad W. Post will enrich your travel experience through his extensive knowledge and resources about Irish literature. He is hosting monthly book club meeting, open to those both near and far from Rochester, and sending a biweekly newsletter (read his latest issue below!) To learn more, contact Chad directly at

Amalfi Coast

August 28-September 5, 2018

Enjoy seven nights in the idyllic Amalfi Coast. From your base in Vietri sul Mare, visit Amalfi 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.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 13

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!

Save the Dates!

Check back soon for more information on these upcoming University of Rochester Travel Club trips.

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

January 2019

Discovering Eastern Europe

August 27–September 12, 2019

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, Alumni Relations
Director, University of Rochester Travel Club

Jackie McGriff
Secretary, Alumni Relations
Coordinator, University of Rochester Travel Club