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Where We’ve Been: September 2019

Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Trip: Expedition to Antarctica

Tour Operator: Gohagan and Company

Cruise Company: Ponant

Date: January 2019

The Alumni Travel Study program from Williams College spent 14 days on a tour exploring Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. For nine nights, the group cruised to Wiencke Island, Petermann Island, Deception Island and Half Moon Island.

“Travelers on this exciting expedition to Antarctica enjoyed excellent weather, abundant wildlife, spectacular icebergs and glacier-lined channels. Our group was accompanied by world-renowned marine biologist and Williams professor Jim Carlton, who contributed rich educational context through field commentary and shipboard lectures. There was even a mild crossing through the storied Drake Passage. What more could you ask for?”

— Leila Derstine, Alumni Travel Study Coordinator

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Trip: Reflections of Italy

Tour Operator: Collette

Date: November 2018

A 10-day exploration of Italy delighted 27 residents of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The group immersed itself in the country’s cuisine, culture and architectural marvels at stops in Rome, Assisi and Tuscany.

“This was a fantastic trip that gave everyone a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our travelers were guided by local travel agents and accompanied by people from their home, giving them the chance to relax and enjoy the wonders of Italy without worrying about the hassles of planning a trip.”

— Lark Kennedy, Communications Manager