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

September 5 – 24, 2014
Splendors of Georgia & Armenia
Led by Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse, Research Associate

May 15 – 30, 2015
Splendors of Georgia & Armenia
Led by Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse, Research Associate

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For detailed information about Oriental Institute tours, contact the Membership Office at 773.834.9777 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 the Graham School of General Studies and the University of Chicago Alumni Association.