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Important COVID-19 Information

Smith College, along with institutional partners, tour operators and government authorities, continues to navigate the travel implications of COVID-19. The impact of the virus on travel continues to evolve and change, and Smith is continually reevaluating the opportunity to sponsor future trips. At this time, we do not have any scheduled departures. As this changes, we will be certain to update this website, and to communicate with our community of travelers.

This past year, Smith Travel worked closely with our tour operators to update travelers who were booked on previously scheduled or sponsored trips on a trip-by-trip basis. We sincerely thank our loyal travelers for their flexibility and patience. For trip-specific questions regarding upcoming trips that had previously been sponsored by Smith, please contact the appropriate tour operator for the most up-to-date information.

We look forward to traveling with you again in the future. We are available by email at for any further questions.

All best wishes,

Smith Travel

Relax while all your trip arrangements are made for you. Enjoy special behind-the-scenes visits, impossible for individual travelers to arrange on their own. Reconnect with Smith through guest faculty or hosts who accompany most of our trips. Together with highly skilled tour directors and local guides, they ensure an enlightening travel experience. Share experiences with like-minded Smith alums, and their families and friends. When possible, meet local alums and students in the country you are visiting.

Eligibility & Requirements


While Smith Travel programs are designed for alums of Smith College and accompanying members of their immediate families, enrollment is open to all members and friends of the Smith community. Space permitting, a participating alum may bring a non-Smith friend or couple.

Activity Level

All participants must be in good health to enjoy a Smith Travel program. Any condition that may require assistance or special medical attention must be reported at the time a reservation is made. By forwarding the deposit for preregistration or registration in full, participants certify that they do not have any physical or other limitations that would create a hazard for themselves or other travelers.


To ensure a reservation on one of our trips, contact the Smith Travel office at 800-225-2029, or send an email to Reservations may also be faxed to 413-585-2015, or mailed to Smith Travel, Office of Alumnae Relations, 33 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063. We will contact you and send you the final brochure as soon as it become available. You can then send in your trip deposit to confirm your place.

Passport Requirements

Please note that many countries now require individuals to possess passports with an expiration date of six months beyond the expected return to the United States. Please check that your passport meets the requirements of the country you will be visiting. If your passport needs to be renewed, please leave yourself ample time for processing.

Terms & Conditions

Smith College is the sponsor of the trips and has engaged independent tour operators to arrange the tours. Because Smith College does not own, operate, manage or control, and is not in a partnership or joint venture with either the tour operators or the various independent companies and persons with which or whom the tour operator has arranged to supply services, Smith College and its officers, directors, trustees, agents, servants, employees, affiliations and assigns are not liable for any negligent or willful acts or omissions of the tour operator or the various suppliers, including any acts or omissions on their part that cause, without limitations, injury, death, theft, damage to or loss of property, delay, inconvenience, or the cancellation, substitution, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, transportation or other services. Additional terms and conditions may apply to your trip and will be sent with your registration acknowledgement, which you must sign and return to Smith Travel.

Tour Costs

Prices are, of necessity, subject to change should exchange rates fluctuate or conditions change. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

What’s Included

  • A comprehensive educational program, including lectures and discussions with a Smith lecturer or host
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy in first-class hotels or ships with private bathroom
  • Services of tour directors and experienced local guides
  • Bus transfers and baggage handling for participants traveling on group flights
  • Port charges on cruises
  • Excursions as listed in final itineraries
  • Meals as indicated in final itineraries
  • Pre-trip information
  • Most gratuities

What’s Not Included

  • Round-trip airfare (unless specified)
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance (we strongly recommend that you take out insurance and will send you details)
  • Transfers and baggage handling for those traveling independently
  • Gratuities to ship’s crew

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance may be purchased for an additional fee.


Office of Alumnae Relations

Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: 800-225-2029