Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.
Important COVID-19 Information
Smith College, along with institutional partners, tour operators and government authorities, continues to monitor COVID-19. As the long-term impact of the virus on travel is unclear, we feel it prudent to reevaluate Smith travel through June 2021.
Throughout the spring and early summer, Smith Travel worked closely with our tour operators to update travelers who were booked on upcoming Smith Travel trips accordingly and on a trip-by-trip basis. We sincerely thank our loyal travelers for their flexibility and patience. For trip-specific questions regarding postponed or canceled tours originally scheduled for 2020, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions.
All best wishes,
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 alumnae, and their families and friends. When possible, meet local alumnae and students in the country you are visiting.
While Smith Travel programs are designed for alumnae 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 alumna may bring a non-Smith friend or couple.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
- 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 may be purchased for an additional fee.