In fall 1975, the Alumni Association sponsored its first travel tour to Bavaria. Currently, the association sponsors three or four international trips per year, usually with a faculty host, choosing localities of educational and cultural interest. Some of the areas toured by Oberlin alumni include China, India, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Peru, France, Egypt, Morocco, Sweden, Iceland, and Greenland.

Why Travel with Oberlin?

‘‘First, you are traveling with people who have shared a similar experience, which makes breaking the ice a bit easier, and there is a common desire for something more than just chalking up another country or continent. Second, the faculty are fantastic. Third, Oberlin works with tour operators who specialize in tailoring tours to include more than just the high points. Fourth, for those of us who have few contacts with the school, it's a good way to get back in touch.’’ —Peg ’67 and Robert Goertz ’69 

The History, Art and Culture of Poland

July 11-19, 2020

Escorted by Associate Professor of History Ellen Wurtzel


Join us for an intimate exploration of Poland’s multifaceted history and culture through this uniquely designed, seven-night itinerary. Visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites—the historic centers of Warsaw and Kraków, the solemn Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine, “the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland.” Discover Warsaw’s dynamic past in its restored palaces and the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Uprising. Journey into Poland’s spiritual heartland, Częstochowa, to see the revered Black Madonna icon in the Pauline Monastery of Jasna Góra. Tour Kraków’s Jewish heart of Kazimierz and Gothic Mariacki Church and see the ancient Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. Specially arranged cultural enrichments include a forum with local residents, a recital of music by celebrated Polish composer Chopin and meals featuring authentic cuisine.

Explore further Polish heritage with the three-night Gdańsk Pre-Program Option and the two-night Post-Program Option in the lively cultural center of Wrocław.

Photo credit: Gohagan & Company

Brochure  Pre- and Post-Program Option 

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