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Traveling Owls

Rice Alumni Traveling Owls Program

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.

Upcoming Trips

Portrait of Italy

Portrait of Italy

Oct. 4-20, 2016
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Tuscany

The Art of Living: Tuscany

Oct. 7-29, 2016
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Cuba

CUBA: ISLAND LIFE DISCOVERY

Jan. 7-16, 2017
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Portrait of Italy

Tuscany

Cuba

Why Traveling Owls?

Education

Lecturers and enrichment guides facilitate a fascinating educational expedition. They lead excursions, provide in-depth insights and offer programs to broaden horizons. Many trips are led by distinguished Rice faculty members, who offer their own perspectives.

Engagement

With exclusive gatherings, programs and receptions planned for each trip, travelers enjoy the fellowship of Rice enthusiasts, establish new friendships among peers and have the opportunity to engage with talented Rice faculty and guest speakers who help guide the journey.

Exploration

Enjoy the perks of group travel that are unavailable to independent travelers: from exclusive visits to world-renowned landmarks and private tours of museums and cultural sites, to all-inclusive trips, to some of the world's most luxurious destinations.

Excellence

From securing the finest of accommodations to planning exclusive events and destinations throughout each tour, our partners provide a superior travel experience time and again. This commitment to excellence ensures our Traveling Owls have the journey of a lifetime.

Educational Travel Community (ETC)

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls is a proud member of the Educational Travel Community (ETC). ETC is a membership organization dedicated to promoting lifelong learning through travel and advancing the field of alumni and affinity travel. ETC and its annual Educational Travel Conference offer professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities for the travel planners at alumni associations, zoos, museums, cultural, and conservation organizations who are responsible for the planning, management and/or marketing of alumni, member, and donor travel programs, as well as the tour operators, travel suppliers and country/regional destinations serving this sector of special-interest and lifelong-learning group travel.

Connect with us

To learn more about the Traveling Owls, request information or ask questions, please contact:

Dan Stypa
Associate Director, Alumni Programs
stypa@rice.edu
713-348-5094

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2017 Traveling Owls Catalog

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Where have the Traveling Owls visited in the past?

Click the links below to view past Traveling Owls catalogs.


For information on any of our past trips, please email travelingowls@rice.edu or call 713-34-TRIPS (87477).

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