Office of International Programs
Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program
UT Tyler introduced the Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program in order to offer extraordinary international travel opportunities along with the expertise of our faculty members to friends of the University. The trips offered through the Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program are to special places with which the faculty “tour leader” is extremely knowledgeable. The tour leader shares information and insight that would not be available with a regular tour or trip.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can anyone go on a Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program trip or is participation limited to UT Tyler faculty, staff, students, and alumni?
Anyone can go on the trips offered by the Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program. Participation is not limited to alumni, faculty, staff, or students.
Can I get college credit for participating in a trip?
No. The trips offered through the Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program, although educational in focus, are not offered for college or continuing education credit.
What is included in the cost of a trip?
What is included in the cost varies with each trip, but in general the trip cost includes airfare (from DFW airport), accommodations, transportation throughout the trip, some meals, and most admission costs.
What kind of accommodations are available on a trip?
The Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program trips feature comfortable, centrally-located and first-class accommodations overseas. Accommodations are priced as double occupancy, but participants can pay a supplement (prices vary per trip) for a single room.
What method of payment can I use for the trip?
You can pay for the trip by check or credit card. Please see the specific trip brochure in order to make a payment.
Do UT Tyler faculty or staff members receive a discount on the cost of the trip?
Unfortunately, there is no discount available for trips through the Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program.
On 1-9 October, the Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program was the Italian Adventure, discovering the art, architecture, food and culture of Italy (Rome, Orvieto, Florence and Assisi). For more information, please check out the Italian Adventure Brochure and Slide Show of Italy.