Trips in 2020 and 2021

Trip Leader:
Arnold Hirshon, Vice Provost and University Librarian, CWRU *Faculty host participation dependent on a minimum number of travelers
March 13–22, 2020

On this exciting journey we study the history of Morocco: from the Berber dynasty to modern day Morocco, and gain insight into the fascinating history of this remarkable country. Explore the old medina, beginning at the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medrasa, noted for its lattice-work and interior décor.

Trip Leader:
Dario Gasparini, Professor of Civil Engineering, CWRU
April 28–May 6, 2020

Discover the true essence of river life in the Low Countries with an included excursion in every port and see firsthand this sublime region's breathtaking tulip fields in full bloom.

Trip Leader:
Rachel Sternberg, Associate Professor of Classics, CWRU
May 10-23, 2020

Join CWRU on an exciting trip to Greece where you'll enjoy the historical sites and ruins as well as leisurely relaxing on the beautiful beaches.

Trip Leader:
Richard Romaniuk, Lecturer, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History at Western Reserve Historical Society
May 16-24, 2020 (please note new dates)

Poland is a country with castles, monuments, and museums that pay tribute to its dramatic history. 

Trip Leader:
Sunniva Collins, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
May 30-June 7, 2020

This specially designed itinerary follows along the stepping stones of Nordic and Scottish civilizations during the best time of year, when the weather is mild and the days are long—a unique voyage accomplished only aboard a small ship cruising into smaller ports where larger vessels cannot venture.

Trip Leader:
Patricia Princehouse & Glenn Starkman
June 02-14, 2020

Join Case Western Reserve University's Institute for the Science of Origins and Siegal Lifelong Learning to explore southwest France and Geneva, Switzerland in 2020.

Trip Leader:
David Rothenberg, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music, CWRU
July 5-13, 2020

Bring the whole family along on this seven-night Rhine River adventure that will delight travelers of all ages! Introduce the youngsters in your life to the iconic Rhine Valley.

Trip Leader:
Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine
September 23–October 1, 2020

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the American Southwest, discovering the geological wonders of our national parks including visits to Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.

Trip Leader:
Denise Caterinacci, Senior Instructor of Italian
October 03-11, 2020

Travel with CWRU to northern Italy’s fabled Lake District. Its extraordinary landscape of glacial waters, Alpine peaks and ancient towns painted in ocher and terra cotta hues, combined with its rich history, make it a fabulous destination.

Trip Leader:
Maggie Popkin, Robson Junior Professor; Associate Professor of Art History
October 4–11, 2020

This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the best time of year.

Trip Leader:
Peter Knox, Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor and Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CWRU
October 14–20, 2020

Join CWRU on our 6-day Getaway to majestic Florence.

Trip Leader:
Meghan Strong, Lecturer, Classics; Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
November 06–19, 2020

During this 14-day expedition, traverse the Nile Valley like past explorers and discover ancient treasures including the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Horus, and the tombs of El Kab. Accompanied by expert Egyptologists, you will gain in-depth knowledge of Egypt and its antiquities.

Trip Leader:
Jacqueline Nanfito, Associate Professor, Spanish
December 27, 2020-January 4, 2021

Join CWRU and escape the cold of the winter on this 9-day friends-and-family tour of Costa Rica.

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January 15 – 22, 2021
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February 17 – March 1, 2021
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David B. Miller, Associate Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
February 25- March 11, 2021
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Eileen Anderson-Fye, Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine
February 26 – March 3, 2021
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Damaris Punales-Alpizar, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, CWRU
April 8 – 17, 2021
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Cheryl Toman, Professor of French, Ruth Mulhauser Professor, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
May 5 - 12, 2021
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May 16 – 27, 2021
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May 30 – June 7, 2021

Rome ◆ Pompeii ◆ Amalfi Coast ◆ Isle of Capri ◆ Sicily ◆ Malta

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June 4-12, 2021

Join CWRU as we explore Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, also known as “the City of a Hundred Spires.” Prague is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show.

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June 12 – 19, 2021

Join us on an 8-day journey to the Galapagos, as we visit the extraordinary archipelago Charles Darwin called "a little world within itself," and surround yourself with swimming-basking-flying examples of perfect adaptation.

Trip Leader:
Glenn Starkman, Professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics
June 16 – 26, 2021

Spitsbergen • Svalbard Archipelago

Trip Leader:
Marc Buchner, Associate Dean, School of Engineering, CWRU
July 21 – August 1, 2021

St. Petersburg - Neva River - Lake Onega -  Kizhi Island – Goritsy – Yaroslavl – Uglich – Moscow
Aboard Volga Dream

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July 26 – August 2, 2021

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September 24 – October 2, 2021

Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean Seas
Venice ◆ Dalmatian Coast ◆ Bay of Kotor ◆ Albania ◆  Corfu ◆ Corinth Canal ◆ Delphi ◆ Athens

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October 11 – 23, 2021
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October 22 – November 5, 2021

Featuring:     Kim Phuc, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Jim Laurie, award-winning former news correspondent

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December 2021 (dates TBD)

Oaxaca has become a “hot spot” for culinary travel, yet its foods are ancestral. From native corn, to the land of mole, and tequila’s smoky cousin, mezcal, Oaxaca is a place to savor with all the senses.