Alumni Travel

The Hiram alumni travel program provides opportunities for alumni and friends to cultivate their passion for learning through travel. All of our trips are designed and led by someone with a Hiram connection - alumni, friends, or faculty members who are committed to providing you an intimate experience just as you had when you were a student. And what better way to travel than with a group of people with a Hiram connection!


Bucket List Italy: Venice to Rome!


October 1 – 10, 2018


This trip is sold out
.  Please email The Olive Odysseys to be put on the waiting list.

Join us for this ultimate "bucket list" trip to Italy. Hiram and Patricia (Haskett) Hajifotiou '84 of The Olive Odysseys, will host this ten-day adventure in Italy starting in Venice and ending in Rome. Featuring:

  • skip-the-line tickets,
  • Venice by night,
  • Cooking lessons in a medieval Tuscan village,
  • Food shopping in Bologna,
  • Climbing the leaning town in Pisa,
  • Fast track private transportation,
  • Charming Chianti villages,
  • Roman history highlights,
  • and so much more.

Patricia & her husband have been leading tours in Europe and beyond for 19 years. Come and enjoy the small group experience!

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Natural History in the 21st Century: Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

December 2-15, 2018


Professor Sandy Madar and Associate Professor Mary Quade are teaching Natural History in the 21st Century, a study abroad course to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands December 2-15, 2018. The trip will include three nights in Quito, three nights in Puerto Ayora on the island Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, and an eight-day private cruise through the islands to study up close the unique biomes of the islands and the animals that inhabit them—including Galapagos penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, boobies, frigate birds, several types of sharks, Galapagos tortoises, marine and land iguanas, seals, whales, Darwin’s famous finches, pelicans, tropical fish, and many others. We’ll consider history and human impact on the islands and the processes of evolution at work. Participants will hike, snorkel, observe, write, reflect, and learn from our Ecuadorian naturalist. 

If there are spots open on the trip, which accommodates 14 students, they will be offered mid-March to alumni and friends of the college. Cost to audit the course is $7,225. Contact Sandy Madar or Mary Quade for more information. 





 By Steven Byles from Singapore, Singapore (Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge) 

[CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons 

Discover the South Pacific Wonders

Australia and New Zealand

April 2 – 16, 2019


G’day, Mate!
We’re partnering with Collette Travel to provide our next exciting alumni trip to Australia and New Zealand.  The itinerary reads as a bucket-list adventure with an optional add-on to the island of Fiji.

A few of the trip’s highlights include the Great Barrier Reef, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Center, the Sydney Opera House, a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, and a breathtaking gondola ride in New Zealand that showcases the Queenstown countryside spots where The Lord of the Rings movies were filmed.

Click below to review the complete itinerary, learn about optional add-ons to the trip, and to make your deposit.

 

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