Association of Yale Alumni

Travel Opportunities

Sacred Realms of the Himalayas

On this trip, you'll explore the heart of the three Himalayan countries, each equal in their cultural beauty and natural wonders. Journey over the Himalayas to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) and arrive in unforgettable Kathmandu to stroll among ancient palaces, pagodas, and shrines. You'll spend the evening at the holy stupa of Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist shrine in Nepal. As a finale, you'll witness the awe-inspiring Budhanilkantha Temple with its tremendous floating statue of the sleeping Hindu god, Vishnu. Professor Subhashini Kaligotla will guide you through this breathtaking landscape, sharing her expertise in sacred architecture along the way.

Portugal and Northern Spain

Soak up the rich history of Portugal and Northern Spain on this extraordinary cruise aboard the Sea Cloud II. You'll start in Lisbon with an elegant gala reception, a private fado performance, and an in-depth exploration of the local area. Next, you'll drive to historic Porto to relax over lunch and wine tasting. From there, cruise to Illas Cíes National Park, and the lively seaside city of Santander. You'll finish with a night in Bilbao and a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum. Professor Steven Smith brings his extensive experience in the humanities to this exciting tour.

Glimmerglass Festival

The legacy of great performances is alive and well at Yale where a passion for drama is in our DNA. Indulge your love of the opera with Yale Alumni College this August, on a five-day excursion to the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. Glimmerglass is dedicated to innovating new, little known and familiar operas and musical theater productions. We’ll be seeing mainstage productions of Die Feen, Don Giovanni, Rinaldo, and The Sound of Music. Our faculty leader for this trip will be Ethan Heard ’07, ’13 MFA founding co-artistic director of Heartbeat Opera and current teacher of acting and directing at Yale.