Welcome to Alumni & Family Travel at St. Olaf.
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Led by David Anderson, President of St. Olaf College, and Priscilla Paton, Author
April 13–24, 2023
Experience the beauty of Europe and springtime in the Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.
Led by Jon Naito, Associate Professor of English, and Mina Kinukawa, Scenic Designer
July 12–24, 2023
We invite you to join us as we circle the dazzling island of Ireland to explore literature, history, and culture.
Choose from August 26–September 3, 2023 or September 4–12, 2023
Let’s walk the trails (all of them EASY), visit villages, sample wine, meet the locals, enjoy the food, marvel at the incredible views, and experience these less-oft visited places at 3 mph.
A Literary and Arts Tour of Gay Paris
Led by Juliet Patterson, Professor of English, and Rachel Moritz, Writer and Exhibit Developer
9 Days in mid to late June 2024
From the exclusive lesbian clubs of the 1890s to the flourishing drag balls during the Belle Époque, Paris has long been a centre of LGBTQIA+ cultural life. We’ll explore this history with a focus on the literature and art inspired by the city.
Information will be steadily added over the next few weeks. Check back frequently!
Led by Amy Boxrud, Director of Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA), and Kari Lie Dorer, Professor of Norwegian and King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies
August 4–13, 2024
Led by Diana Postlethwaite and Paul Thiboutot
September 6–15, 2024
Details will be ready in Spring 2023. Please check back!
Featuring a variety of music performances
10-12 days in September or October 2024
Details should be ready by late spring 2023. Please check back!
November 5–11, 2023
Experience both cultural and natural temples, from towering Mayan pyramids, to the barrier reef that runs the length of the country’s coast, second only Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in size and diversity.
We don’t currently have any trips on offer in this area of the world, but check back again, as we’re constantly adding new adventures.
Journey to the Holy Land
Led by Matthew Marohl and Katherine Fick
June 9–21, 2023, Optional extension June 21–24
Visit important biblical sites, engage in conversations with local scholars, and to explore a variety of religious expressions all staking their claim to this small place on earth.
Led by Dave and Pat Van Wylen
14-16 days in February 2024
Join us for an overview of Vietnamese culture, history, art, architecture, cuisine, and more, plus visits to some lesser-known temples in Siem Reap.
Led by Karil Kucera and Daniel Jones
13-15 days in late October or early November 2024
Details should be ready by late Spring 2023. Please check back!