October 8-11, 2015
Each fall at Colorado College, alumni return to campus for Homecoming to reconnect with the people with whom they shared this very special educational experience. This year we welcome the classes of fives and zeros, as well as CC veterans, members of the Debate Team, LGBTIQ, and alumni of color.
Travel Study and Events
(registration not yet open)
The Colorado College Baca campus in Crestone, Colorado, has been host for several CC classes for students and alumni alike. The Fifty Year Club (those who have already celebrated a 50th Reunion) has participated in special programs in 2013 and 2014. In 2016 Baca will be home for an all-alumni quarter-block program featuring CC faculty on topics to be determined. Let us know if you are interested in participating.
September 3-16, 2016
with Classics Professor Sanjaya Thakur
As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily abounds with enchanting natural beauty, impressive man-made creations seemingly untouched by time, fascinating culture, and a vast history. Spend four nights each in Palermo and Taormina and explore this melting pot of Mediterranean civilizations. In Palermo, visit the cathedral and the city’s market. See Il Duomo and medieval castles in Erice before meeting a local family that runs an olive farm, where you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting. Continue to scenic Segesta to witness its unfinished temple and the renowned amphitheater at Mount Barbaro. Visit a 12th-century cathedral in Cefalù before moving to Taormina, celebrated for its stunning views and ancient Greek theater. Journey to the Valley of the Temples, one of Western Europe’s most impressive classical sites. Marvel at the ancient ruins in Syracuse.
Wild India: Mowgli’s Playground ... Tigers, Langurs, and Barking Deer
November 1-16, 2016
with Religion Professor Tracy Coleman
The pages of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” come alive as you travel through India’s ancient civilizations, architectural wonders, and lush nature reserves. Feel your heart pound while watching a magnificent wild tiger stroll through its native habitat; explore bamboo thickets and sal forests; be entertained at the amazing temples of Khajuraho; and stand in reverence at the holy city of Varanasi. An exotic landscape of rich colors, textures, and unique wildlife brimming with cultural wonders — you’ll be inspired to pen your own Jungle Book.
Return to Cuba
with Political Science Professor Juan Lindau
Enjoy a 10-night journey combining the deluxe, small sailing vessel, Le Ponant, with an in-depth land visit of bustling Havana. For seven nights call upon the various small ports on the southern shore of Cuba as you cruise from Montego Bay to Cienfuegos. Then, travel overland via Trinidad to Havana to enjoy three nights in the heart of this exciting Caribbean capital.
Solar Eclipse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
August 19-22, 2017
with Physics Professor Shane Burns
Accommodations reserved at Spur Ranch Cabins, located about 12 miles north of Jackson on the Snake River. All cabins have full kitchens, full bath and living area with pull out sofa. All cabins are non-smoking; no pets allowed. Limited to 20 participants.
Other internationally proposed travel:
Baja Family Adventure
Walking trip through Scotland
For details contact Anita Pariseau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The trails we hiked in Tuscany were simply gorgeous with many trees and flowers in bloom. Our guides shared the Italian culture and history with us, and our meals represented the foods and wines that Italians love. I enjoyed our accommodations as being unique and not the usual places one might stay. Susan has a vast knowledge of the area and is such a gifted teacher whose thoughts, questions, and commentary elevated the trip experience.
- Cynthia Gilbert '82
Photo by Jot Turner