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Rice Travel Opportunities

OISS was fortunate enough to have Dan Stypa, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, join us for some great travel opportunities for the Rice population!  Two programs may be particularly useful for you as you plan to explore the world: 1) The Rice Alumni Travel program, and 2) Vacation Travel Opportunities.  These opportunities are partnered through Contiki Vacations and offer us the ability to partake in amazing adventures.  Please see the information below and feel free to contact Dan for more information!


Rice Alumni Travel Program (not just for alumni!!)

The Rice Alumni Travel program brings young alumni and students a new opportunity to explore the globe, experience new cultures, ancient art , historic sites, delicious cuisine, thrilling adventures and authentic self-discovery all while making long lasting friendships.

We are excited to partner with Contiki Vacations, the worldwide leader in travel for 18-35 year olds. With more than 200 trips to choose from in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia, Russia and Egypt, traveling with Contiki means you’ll share an amazing journey with alumni and travelers your age from all over the world.

When you plan your next trip with the Rice Alumni Travel program, the choices are limitless. With trips ranging from three days to more than a month, you are sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

To learn all about the trips expertly designed for young alumni and students 18-35 years old available throughout 2013, visit Contiki’s website at www.contiki.com. If you have any questions, please contact the Rice Alumni Travel program at 713-348-5094 or Contiki at 866-652-4483 or email alumni@contiki.com.

It’s time to embark on an education beyond the classroom and workplace. You deserve it!


Vacation Travel Opportunities (especially great for Winter and Summer Break!)

Short Trips/Weekend Getaways for Winter Break

$275                       LA Explorer, 3 days: Operates daily

$429                       LA Explorer, 5 days: same as above, but 5 days

$855                       New York Uncovered, 4 days: December 18-21

$1265                    New York New Year, 4 days: December 30-Jan 2

$749                       Las Vegas New Year, 4 days: December 30-Jan 2

$749                       Miami New Year, 4 days: December 30- Jan 2


Motorcoach tours for Winter Break

$1065                    California Highlights, 8 days: December 18-25

$1885                    Southern Adventure, 13 days: December 13-25

$1995                    Costa Rica Unplugged, 12 days: December 15-26


Short trips/weekend getaways for Spring Break

$275                       LA Explorer, 3 days: Operates daily

$429                       LA Explorer, 5 days: same as above, but 5 days

$855                       New York Uncovered, 4 days: February 26-March 1


*all prices above based on double occupancy, plus airfare and applicable taxes


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