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.
The MSU Alumni Office is dedicated to ensuring that travelers participating in Spartan Pathways Travel programs have a safe and enjoyable experience. As concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, we are closely monitoring the situation and are working with our travel vendor partners to provide the best information for you to make decisions about upcoming trips.Read the Full Statement
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.
The MSU Alumni Office is dedicated to ensuring that travelers participating in Spartan Pathways Travel programs have a safe and enjoyable experience. As concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, we are closely monitoring the situation and are working with our travel vendor partners to provide the best information for you to make decisions about upcoming trips. Our travel vendors have been safely and securely operating travel for many years, effectively navigating through various crises as they periodically arise. And, 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
Additionally, MSU has created a COVID-19 task force which is addressing the many possible challenges this outbreak presents to our global community. The focus of the task force is to support international travelers and our community here at home by developing and implementing guidance provided by MSU experts in international risk management, public health and academic programming.
We understand that each decision is personal, and we will respect the choices you make regarding your travel. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this evolving situation and know that we are doing our best to meet your expectations.