Let’s Explore Together 

The Ball State Alumni Travel program offers diverse tours and destinations for you to discover! Our trips are educational by nature with access to unique destination spots around the world. The best part? You get to take this journey with fellow Ball State alumni! 

For more information, contact Michelle Harrell.

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Imagine a land where rugged coastlines melt into butter-soft sands and sinuous cobblestones lead to dreamy vistas. Where the remnants of ancient civilizations hum with history and villages are graced with artistic inspiration. From your base in Vietri sul Mare, treat yourself to the indelible spirit of the Amalfi Coast. Amid soothing, lemon-scented breezes, you’ll fall into a relaxed rhythm, filling your days with archeological treasures, authentic Italian cuisine and the region's unforgettable wonders! On the Amalfi Coast, the possibilities are endless!

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Immerse yourself in Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and abundant wildlife on a seven-night journey that includes stays in Anchorage and Denali National Park. We’ll experience storied history in world-class museums, stroll through friendly communities and search for wildlife in their natural habitats. Visit a working kennel and reindeer farm, and witness jaw-dropping views during a spectacular train journey and scenic cruise! Alaska's treasures will touch your soul! 

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Join our eight-night adventure in Athens and the Peloponnese, a land shaped by Greece’s famous myths and city-states. Imagine ancient urban life as you amble through ruins of great cities. Soak up the ambience of Mystras, a stunning Byzantine city, and explore Olympia, birthplace of the modern Olympics. Learn how olives and their rich, green oil seep into every aspect of Greek life. Experience the timeless traditions of wine making (and tasting!) and folk dancing. In the evenings, live like a local: stroll along sidewalks adorned with magenta bougainvillea blossoms, savor an alfresco meal and capture memories of a lifetime.

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From remote islands and historic Dublin, to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Come to know the culture and welcoming hospitality of the Irish in Dublin, Ireland’s rollicking capital city. Step off the beaten path in the seaside village of Kinsale, known as Ireland’s “gourmet capital.” Overnight amongst a labyrinth of stone walls on the remote and enchanting Aran Islands. Discover the windswept terrain of West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way, one of Ireland’s most scenic coastal routes, before arriving in charming Killarney. Travel amongst the tranquil countryside and windswept valleys of the Dingle Peninsula. Raise a glass and celebrate a journey unlike any other through the many sides of Ireland.

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From thrilling water journeys to ethereal jungle expeditions, discover what pura vida means to you when you explore the essence of Costa Rica. Encounter an emerald wonderland, where trees climb high and animals roam free. Immerse yourself in nature when you spend 2 nights at a remote resort in San Carlos and 3 nights in the region of Arenal National Park. Sample fresh cacao during a visit to a local plantation. Give back to preservation efforts at a sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park. Embark on a crocodile safari in the jungle and a bird-watching cruise in the rainforest. Stand suspended over the rainforest floor as you journey across a network of hanging bridges. Hike the lava fields of Arenal Volcano or soar over jungle canopies on a zip line. It’s time to experience a world of nature.

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Explore beguiling Chile, where each region of this slender country reveals fascinating contrasts. Take in cosmopolitan Santiago and sample enticing dishes at the Mercado Central, recognized internationally as a world-class food market. In the enchanting Lake District, savor the tranquil vistas and delight in penguins in their natural habitat off Chiloé Island. You’ll also watch cowboys show off their rodeo skills at a ranch and enjoy a Chileanbarbecue, featuring folk music and dancing. Further south in Patagonia, cruise through a lush fjord to view ice-blue glaciers and be awed by the unspoiled grandeur of the acclaimed Torres del Paine National Park!

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Thrill to the eternal allure of Egypt! Guided by an expert, licensed Egyptologist who accompanies you on all excursions, marvel at the magnificence of ancient Egypt from Giza’s pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx to Abu Simbel’s colossal statues. Delve into Cairo, where Tutankhamen’s treasures gleam in the antiquities-filled Grand Egyptian Museum. Explore royal tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and resplendent temples in Luxor and Karnak. Cruise along the mighty Nile past fertile valleys and the desert beyond. It’s an unforgettable adventure brimming with extraordinary moments!

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Whether you’re a history buff, a wine connoisseur, or a sun bather, the Mediterranean covers all the bases! Immerse yourself in European history and culture on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

Embark in Venice and set sail for Split. Explore Split’s UNESCO-listed Old Town or go local and cook coastal cuisine with Croatian villagers. Take a tuk-tuk ride around the Bay of Kotor. Visit Taormina and marvel at the famous Greek theater and the stunning views of Mt. Etna. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables along the Amalfi coast. In Rome, get your fill of Italian Renaissance art and architecture. See the towering remains of the ancient Roman Empire. Before journeys end in Barcelona, indulge your romantic side in France as you drink café au lait in Marseille’s sidewalk bistros.

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Journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities as you experience three Alpine countries. Spend four nights each in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern and the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck. Ride the legendary GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to the Alpine ski resort of Gstaad. Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Visit Mozart's birthplace and the Mirabell Gardens, featured in The Sound of Music, during your time in Salzburg. Sample traditional regional cuisine, including cheese fondue, at some of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Europe. The hills are alive on this enchanting journey across Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria.

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Behold the inspiring landscapes and deeply rooted culture of Iceland, a world leader in sustainability and green living. From the heart of Reykjavik, daily excursions showcase Iceland’s picturesque grandeur and indigenous hospitality. Discover unique land formations at the mystical Golden Circle, search for magnificent breaching whales during an ocean cruise and uncover centuries of nautical heritage in fishing villages. Rich Viking history comes to life with fascinating talks and encounters with local people, plus visit a sustainable family-run farm for a traditional feast. Welcome to the trip of a lifetime!

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Immerse yourself in Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and abundant wildlife on a seven-night journey that includes stays in Anchorage and Denali National Park. We’ll experience storied history in world-class museums, stroll through friendly communities and search for wildlife in their natural habitats. Visit a working kennel and reindeer farm, and witness jaw-dropping views during a spectacular train journey and scenic cruise! Alaska's treasures will touch your soul! 

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Discover the profound influence of the African diaspora on Cuban culture! Go beyond Havana's striking grandeur to discover the heart of the local people and gain perspective on Cuba's ever-changing landscape. Enjoy Cuba's lively jazz and art scenes, learn about organic farming in Caimito and discover the storied Afro-Cuban roots of Matanzas, Guanabacoa and Regla. Meet local experts who share their insights and connections to their country. During intimate educational exchanges, experience life through the eyes of community leaders, business owners and farmers and learn how dancers and artists express their passions. This exclusive program is developed by AHI Travel and is operated in accordance with a Support for the Cuban People general license.

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