Oriental Institute trips are more than vacations. They’re journeys of a lifetime – adventurous, intellectually stimulating and richly memorable.  Oriental Institute Travel Programs provide exclusive visits and on-site learning privileges not enjoyed by other institutions and travel groups. Participants learn directly from some of the most eminent archaeologists and scholars in the world, at sites the OI has been excavating and researching for almost a century.

Upcoming Departures

October 13 – 28, 2016
The Ancient Land of Persia
Led by Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute

Previous Departures

March 12 – 27, 2016
The Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Led by Lanny Bell, Associate Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, AB'63

May 15 – 30, 2015
Splendors of Georgia & Armenia
Led by Tasha Vorderstrasse, Research Associate, AM'98, PhD'04

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For detailed information about Oriental Institute tours, contact the Membership Office at 773.702.9513 or oi-membership@uchicago.edu. View past trip photos at our Oriental Institute Facebook page.

Oriental Institute Members are welcome on travel-study programs through Graham School of General Studies University of Chicago Alumni Association.