Spartan Pathways Travel Program
Explore the World with Fellow Spartans
The MSU Alumni's Spartan Pathways travel program offers you the opportunity to experience hassle-free domestic and international tours with fellow Spartans.
We offer a large selection of travel opportunities that introduce you to each destination's social, cultural and recreational activities. All our tours are of the highest quality and offered by only the most reputable and experienced travel companies.
Spartan Pathways Travel Catalog
View our catalog online. Please contact Regina Cross via email for additional information.2023 Travel Catalog
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For more information, read about travel insurance, the MSUAO disclaimer and COVID-19 protocol information.
2023 Travel Tours
2024 Travel Tours
2025 Travel Tours
There are no tours scheduled for 2025. Please check out the tours in 2026 below.
2026 Travel Tours
There are no tours scheduled yet for 2026. Please check back soon.
Travel Insurance Highly Recommended
We strongly recommend that you be adequately insured against last-minute trip cancellation and other travel-related risks. If you are unable to travel due to illness, family illness, or unforeseen circumstances, purchasing travel insurance will help to recoup payments you have made. Travel insurance will also cover the cost of trip interruption, delays, medical emergencies and evacuation, loss of baggage or baggage delays, and any pre-existing medical conditions that you may have. You are welcome to insure with any provider you desire. The MSU Alumni Office is affiliated with USI Travel Insurance, and information on their services will be sent as a part of your Spartan Pathways tour confirmation letter.
Michigan State University Alumni Office Disclaimer - Spartan Pathways Travel Program
The Michigan State University Alumni Office (the MSU Alumni Office or MSUAO) and the Spartan Pathways Travel Program is not the Tour Operator. The MSUAO is not responsible for the changes of flight times, fare changes, dishonor of airline, hotel or motor coach transportation and car rental reservations, delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, airline or tour operator bankruptcies, acts of God, or any other event beyond our control. The MSUAO acts only as a sponsor with respect to the travel services, and it shall not be responsible for changes to flight times, fare changes, dishonor of airline, hotel or other reservations, injury, damage, loss of baggage, accidents or for the acts or defaults of any person or entity engaged in providing services to participants or in carrying out other arrangements of the tour. Further, the MSUAO shall not be responsible for losses or additional expenses of the participant due to sickness, weather, strike, civil unrest, acts of terrorism, pandemic, epidemic, quarantine, acts of God, governmental intervention, or other causes beyond its control. The MSUAO shall not be responsible for alteration in the itinerary as deemed necessary for carrying out the tour and the Tour Operator may substitute hotels of similar quality. The Tour Operator may postpone or cancel any tour prior to departure. The MSUAO or the Tour Operator may decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour should such person's physical or mental health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights or welfare of the other participants. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour. By embarking upon travel, the participant voluntarily assumes all risk involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Participant is hereby warned of the above risks as well as possible travel industry force majeure, bankruptcies and medical and climatic disruptions, and the possibility participant may be unable to travel as scheduled because of personal emergency. Participant is advised to consider obtaining appropriate insurance coverage against these risks. Applicants for participation on this tour accept in full all the conditions set forth above. The MSUAO partners with other universities and alumni from other universities will be on many departures. While some of the Spartan Pathway's tours are exclusive to just MSU alumni, on many of the tours we partner with other universities/organizations that have travel programs. Space allotments for these tours are given to each university and after a guaranteed time allotted for reservations, available space is opened to all universities/organizations. Therefore, some departures may have universities with greater numbers of alumni on the tour than MSU.
The MSU Alumni Office is dedicated to ensuring that travelers participating in Spartan Pathways Travel programs have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our travel vendors have been safely and securely operating travel for many years and have put in place protocols to ensure everyone's safety during tours. We fully support the recommendations of our travel vendors regarding COVID-19 precautions for upcoming trips.
It is important to remember that MSU is not responsible for trips canceled by our vendors, or any illnesses or quarantines you might experience. We strongly urge all our guests to purchase travel insurance and to make sure you are purchasing the level of coverage that is right for you. Please work directly with our travel vendors on your questions regarding cancellations and other concerns.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are regularly updating their websites regarding travel safety to various locations. These sites also contain frequently asked questions and answers for travelers. Refer to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov and/or www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.
Travel Partners Safety Protocols:
- AESU Alumni World Travel
- AHI Travel
- American Queen Steamboat Company (Go Next)
- Oceania Cruise Line SailSAFE (Go Next)
- Victory Cruise Lines (Go Next)
- Nature’s Kennel/Lead Dog Travel
- Odysseys Unlimited
- Orbridge, Inc.
- Poseidon Expeditions
- Premier World Discovery
- Safari Legacy
- Sports & Entertainment Travel
- Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
- WWII Museum Travel