Alumni Travel Program
Expanding lifelong learning for RISD alumni
The Alumni Travel Program offers the unique opportunity to study the history and cultural diversity of locales around the world with other creative and intellectually curious alumni. Don’t worry about logistics, we’ve got it covered. Experience art and design in a different culture, make new friends, discover local cuisines and be inspired on each spectacular journey. Every trip is led by local experts who share their knowledge to further enrich the travelers’ experience and offer exclusive behind the scenes investigations. Some trips are shared with other leading institutions.
Stroll through the cobbled alleyways of ancient markets and medinas, spend two nights at a tented camp in the Sahara Desert, visit a desert oasis to meet a local farmer and more.
Book your seat for Colors of Morocco today!
Immerse yourself in the charm of Antequera, an off-the-beaten-path gem known for its religious architecture and beautiful natural settings. We’ll make our home for the week in a first-class, modern Parador in Antequera, surrounded by serene countryside scenery with La Peña de los Enamorados, or Lovers’ Rock, in the distance. Marvel at the breathtaking view of El Tajo Gorge in Ronda and ponder the influence and legacy of the Moors. Explore the 14th century Palacios Nazaries and Generalife gardens in the fortress of Alhambra in Granada, referred to by Moorish poets as “a pearl set in emeralds.” Other visits include the iconic red-and-white arches of La Mezquita in Córdoba and the imposing Alcázar in Sevilla, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sip wine at an organic winery as we savor our adventure in Andalucía and feel the passion in the soulful dancing and singing of a flamenco performance.
Indulge in glorious views of cobalt lakes, mountains and opulent villas while cruising on Italy's spectacular lakes. Explore Lake Orta, experience the enchantment of the legendary Isola San Giulio and admire historic baroque villas and exotic gardens on the Borromean Islands. Learn the finer points of preparing Italian cuisine during a private cooking class, witness "The Last Supper," DaVinci's brilliant fresco-style painting, and embrace the ambiance of the lake region, a haven of serenity and tranquility.