We are ready to explore and discover the world again! It is exciting to think of new travel adventures and destinations we have dreamed about. Whether it is to explore, to learn, to socialize, or merely to see and hear the sights and sounds of a new destination, we understand your wanderlust and your desire to look forward to something on your calendar.

As we prepare for upcoming travel opportunities, we continue to think about the safety and comfort of our travelers. Our main concern is for the well-being of our alumni and friends. We will make plans as we are able, and we will be ready if changes are necessary.

We thank you for your continued support of NIU and the Alumni Association Travel Program LLC, and we look forward to being together again and sharing new travel adventures.

For more information, contact Pat Anderson at or 815-753-1512.

Travel insurance is very important to protect your trip investment. Please review the recorded webinar “Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know for Your Next Trip,” prepared by our partners at USI Insurance Services, for more information on travel insurance.

Upcoming Trips

  • Prague and Beyond – Exploring Bohemia

    Prague is a modern and vibrant city, full of energy, music, cultural art, fine dining and special events. This “Golden City of the Hundred Spires” is regarded by many as one of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities.

  • Christmas Markets – Highlighting Vienna

    Return to the days of yesteryear and take pleasure in a dusting of snowflakes, hot mulled wine, stirring carols and festive squares while exploring the treasures of Christmas markets in Vienna and the surrounding area.

  • Quito and Galapagos Islands Exploration

    Boulder-like giant tortoises, diving marine iguanas, waved albatrosses taking flight and waters filled with tropical fish and sea turtles provide an amazing adventure for travelers who love observing wildlife in their natural setting.

  • Holland Tulips Cruise

    The tranquil waterways that run from Amsterdam through the Netherlands, and into northern Belgium, reveal famous Dutch windmills, magnificent cities of Belgium and vibrant flower gardens.

  • Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

    Explore the Arctic on an all-encompassing expedition in search of the mighty polar bear. Travel alongside knowledgeable experts intimately familiar with the region while cruising the remote east coast of Greenland and seeing diverse wildlife.