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Explore Your World

Cyclones go everywhere...

...and the Alumni Association can help you get there. The Traveling Cyclones program is your key to everywhere you want to go, and our continuous opportunities for lifelong learning are part of our commitment to helping you fully explore the world.


Vanessa Sánchez has traveled the world: China, Vietnam, Europe, South America, and beyond, often traveling with her husband and frequently hiring a private tour guide. In May 2015, she and her sister, Maria Sánchez, traveled on the ISU Alumni Association-sponsored GoNext tour “Isles & Empires of the Adriatic” aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

“This is the first time I’ve gone with a group,” she said. “For safety reasons and comfort, I didn’t want to embark on such an adventure on my own. And I didn’t have to do my own research. That’s so time consuming. This trip was just like a menu; I could choose whatever I wanted to do. If you wanted, you could see churches and museums. I wanted to eat and drink. I ate and drank my way through this cruise!"

Vanessa loved her experience with the Traveling Cyclones. “It was so organized! They take care of everything, even happy hours! The length of the tours was perfect; the guides were marvelous. I can’t say enough. Everything was perfect. And the people were super nice.

“At this stage in my life, I’d rather pay a little bit more and work a little bit less. I’m convincing my husband that we need to travel with the Alumni Association.”


Discover Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 16-day small group journey with the Traveling Cyclones and Odysseys. Call Shellie Andersen (L)(’88 marketing) toll-free at (877) 478-2586 or visit our Traveling Cyclones website to find out more about this unique opportunity to explore your everywhere with your fellow Cyclones.


GoNext and the Traveling Cyclones invite you along for a luxury cruise next winter that will take you to all of Australia's most scenic and important locales. This popular trip is currently listed as "sold out" on the Oceania Cruises' website, but spaces are still available through ISU and GoNext -- at an even better rate than advertised through Oceania, and with eight free shore excursions and $800 in shipboard credit included. Call Shellie Andersen (L)(’88 marketing) toll-free at (877) 478-2586 or visit our Traveling Cyclones website to find out more about this once-in-a-lifetime trip from Sydney to Auckland that will connect you with world history, natural beauty, and your fellow Cyclones. Space is going quickly, so act now!


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2018 Travel Lineup

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