Posted by: Rice Alumni Travel | August 27, 2012

Registration Deadlines & Travel Updates: Cuba, South America, and All-New Trips with Rice Faculty

For nearly 30 years, Rice alumni and friends have enjoyed educational travel experiences sponsored by the Association of Rice Alumni.  I hope that you consider traveling with the Rice Alumni Travel program soon and find these updates valuable. 

Dr. Steven Lewis, C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow
Join Dr. Steven Lewis on an unforgettable journey of Classical China and the Wonders of Tibet.  The trip is October 19-30, 2012 and there are only a few openings remaining.  If you are interested in this trip, call 713-348-5094 or email for more information.

Dr. John Boles – Charleston and Savannah May 2013

Dr. John Boles is hosting a trip to historical Charleston and Savannah in May 2013.  The deadline to sign up for this exclusive Rice trip is November 1, 2012.  For more information, call 713-348-5094 or email  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to sign up – there are only 20 spots remaining!

Sensational South America – January 2013
Deadline Approaching to Register

Enjoy a 10-day cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires beginning at only $2,099 aboard the elegant Azamara Quest cruise ship. With many included extras and benefits, this trip is sure to be one to remember.  Click here to learn more or call 713-348-5094 or email

New Itineraries Added for 2013!
Kentucky Derby & Around the World
Since you received the Passport to Adventure catalog showcasing our 2013 trips, two more trips have been added!  Join Dr. Linda Neagley on a trip to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2-5, 2013.  Learn more about the trip by clicking here and call 713-348-5094 or email to register today! 

In addition, we will be offering an Around the World by private jet trip in October 2013.  More information about this trip will be available in October 2012. 

Cuba – February 2013
Updated Information about License to Offer Trip

There has been an overwhelming positive response to our planned Cuba trip in February 2013 featuring Shepherd School of Music professor Dr. Arthur Gottschalk.  We are still awaiting on information from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the governmental agency responsible for processing requests for educational travel to Cuba. 

We continually monitor our status and as soon as we are granted approval to begin accepting reservations for this trip, those who have indicated interest in this trip will be the first to learn about next steps.  If you are interested in this trip and want to be one of first to know more, be sure to request more information by clicking here to ensure you are on the priority list.

Request Your Brochures Today
Learn about the tours offered in 2013
Brochures for specific trips will only be sent to select individuals and those that request them.  If after reviewing our catalog or website you find trips that are of particular interest to you, please complete the brochure request form or fax/mail the form found at the back of the catalog and the brochures will be sent to you as they become available.

Please contact me at 713-348-5094 or if you have any questions about the Rice Alumni Travel program.  Be sure to check out our online photo albums, videos, and blogs.  I look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you on a future Rice Alumni tour!


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