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The Alumni Association offers travel insurance. Travel medical or trip protection insurance options are available for individuals or groups traveling abroad.

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Cancun 2016

Join fellow Ichabods on trips across the globe during one of our Washburn University Alumni Association trips. We’ve taken Ichabods to China, Australia, London, England and dozens of other destinations.

For more information about our trips, call 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

Cuba: Oct. 3-11, 2016 - SOLD OUT

Oct. 13-21, 2016 - still available

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. continue to develop, now is the perfect time to experience this long-isolated nation on the verge of great transformation. Join us on an extraordinary people-to-people exchange, specially designed to reveal the authentic spirit and culture of Cuba—where 1950s-era automobiles still roll past magnificent Spanish colonial buildings.  Together we’ll encounter the true heart and soul of this colorful country by engaging with the diverse, inspiring people who call it home. 

Cost per person is $5,499 double occupancy and includes one night in Miami, round-trip charter flight between Miami and Havana, seven nights’ accommodations: five nights in Havana, two nights in Sancti Spiritus, 19 meals, full schedule of educational activities and sight-seeing, private English-speaking national guide, required Cuban travel insurance and more. For additional information contact Susie Hoffmann at susie@washburn.edu or visit our travel agent's website for all the details and to print a registration form.  Space is very limited. The first departure date sold out. A second departure date of Oct. 13-21, 2016, is available.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Jan. 22–28, 2017

Spots on the chartered flight have SOLD OUT. To put your name on a wait list, call 1-800-444-4248. If you're flying from a city other than KC, we can likley still accommodate you. 

Back by popular demand, we're headed back to Mexico for the fourth year in a row. Get away this winter, head someplace warm and enjoy time with fellow Ichabods at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort located at the south end of Playa del Carmen approximately 20 miles south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya. Located right on the beach amidst the sugary-white sands and crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean, this superior all-inclusive retreat appeals to spa-lovers, singles, couples and families. It’s just a three hour flight from Kansas City to Cancun. You’ll have a suntan before sundown! 

We've reserved the entire airplane from Kansas City for this chartered flight and it will be filled with Ichabods and friends! Complimentary bar service onboard. Cost begins at $1,550 per person double occupancy. View and print a copy of the flyer for all the details. For additional information, contact Susie Hoffmann at susie@washburn.edu. We've been averaging 100+ passengers on this trip. It's great fun. Invite your family and friends.

The trip includes

  • Private motorcoach transportation from the Washburn campus to the Kansas City airport and return
  • Chartered, non-stop, three hour flight between Kansas City to Cancun (other departure cities available, pricing may vary)
  • Airport shuttle to and from resort
  • Six nights at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort
  • Unlimited food and beverage at the resort (includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Alumni Association staff member and Travel Leaders agent will accompany the group

Rhine River Cruise: June 6-14, 2017

Fly to Amsterdam and board Viking River Cruise’s Longship Kvasir and experience the highlights of the legendary Rhine River. In Germany, sail past castles commanding the riverbanks. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France. Disembark in Basel and return home. Various cabin categories available; pricing begins at $3,694 per person double occupancy (new price as of Aug. 1) and includes round trip airfare from Kansas City to Amsterdam (other departure cities available, price may vary), 8-day cruise, all meals, guided tours with audio headset, onboard gratuities and ground transportation. Time is of the essence. Don’t delay; make your reservation soon. Price likely to increase every month due to cost of Viking airfare.  Print a copy of the trip information and registration form.