Can you think of a better way to travel than with fellow University of Minnesota Alumni?
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association Travel Program offers young alumni the opportunity to explore interesting destinations with individuals in the same age range, with similar backgrounds and experiences. Join us on a well-designed, hassle-free tour where the details are handled for you, but you'll still have ample time to explore on your own.
Enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with other alumni from UMN and peer institutions, ages 22 – 35. Each carefully selected program provides social, cultural, and recreational activities and many opportunities for learning. Our young alumni tours are a great value, operated by a travel company with over 45 years experience in the young adult travel market. Click on the buttons below to find detailed itineraries, pricing, travel dates or to book online.
If you have any questions about our young alumni travel, please contact our tour operator AESU Alumni World Travel by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.638-7640. To connect with someone at the UMAA regarding the travel program or alumni membership, email: email@example.com or call 612-624-2323.
Audra Gerlach Ferrall
Director of International Alumni and Travel
University of Minnesota Alumni Association
“Really liked how everything was planned for us – the main things we wanted to see, yet still a lot of free time to do what we wanted.”
“The tour was a fantastic introduction to Europe and I had an amazing time seeing new places and meeting new people.”
“It was my first time taking a tour like this. It was a great experience and fellow travelers made things even better!”
“Not only was this a vacation, it was a
wake-up call for me to see the world!”
“This trip was phenomenal! I loved visiting both large and small towns, sampling the local cuisine, and meeting fellow alumni on the trip. I have made some lifelong friends and look forward to my next trip with AESU!”
“10/10 would recommend!”
“The tour was phenomenal. I felt like I got more than my money's worth. The logistics were planned perfectly. This is exactly what I dreamed of but could never plan myself.”
“I loved this trip! The tour was phenomenal”
“I really enjoyed this tour! The mix of scheduled and free time was just right for people like myself that came in without any prior plans.”
“It was the most fun I’ve ever had!”
“This trip was the most amazing and rewarding experience!”
“Definitely the best week of my life, without a doubt; new friends, amazing experiences and a ton of fun – I am so thankful for this trip!”
“Hotel was beautiful, meals were 10/10, tour director was wonderful and local guides were upbeat and personable!”
“Tour of a lifetime!”
“I had so much fun on this tour! Everything worked well, we got to see so many major sites and have a great amount of free time too.”
“There was the perfect balance of group activities and free time - the itinerary was very well thought out and moved at a great pace!”
“A wonderful time with wonderful people.
“First time in Europe and this trip was everything I wanted it to be and more.”
“The tour guide was great, and the fact that I came alone and met all new people - best way to do it.”
South Africa Explorer:
Land package per person in 2-share: $3,265
Tour dates: April 8 - 17, 2022
Egypt: Valley of Kings
Land package per person in 2-share: $2,578
Tour dates: May 14 - 22, 2022
Greek Island Hopper
Land package per person in 2-share: $1,975
Tour dates: June 11 - 19, 2022
After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 90 days before departure, some tours require full payment 120 days before departure. Check your tour for details.