Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program

Office of International Programs

The OIP is pleased to collaborate with the Maya Research Program to provide exciting Friends of UT Tyler Travel Programs.

Explore Oaxaca and Mexico City on the 11-day 2016 New Year's Eve Tour! 
Dates:  28 December 2016 - 7 January 2017.

From Teotihuacan to Cholula to Monte Alban, we invite you to join us for a memorable 11-day trip through Mexico visiting some of its most stunning landscapes, sites, museums and markets. We will savor the diverse and exciting cuisine of Oaxaca and enjoy our days in this colonial city.

Some tours require much "road time" in a bus. We have designed this trip to minimize wasted travel time. We’ll stay in just three great, comfortable, and picturesque hotels, with multiple nights in those in Mexico City and Oaxaca City. This makes packing easier as you’ll have a chance to get laundry done. Plus, going out from a "home base hotel" means we can get in many more sites and experiences on a daily basis.

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. The cost of this 11-day trip is $3,545 USD per person with a $500 deposit required by 15 October 2016. This covers all meals and excursions listed on the brochure.

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. If paying by credit card please visit the MRP website. Once on this page, click the donate button. After entering your credit card data, there is a place designated for notes. Please put "New Year's Tour" in this box. This will tell MRP that you are paying for your trip.

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.

Details about the 2015 Friends of Tyler trip

28 December 2014 - 9 January 2015

The Maya Research Program explored the breathtaking world of the ancient and modern Maya. From Mexico's stunning sites of Palenque and Tonina to the Guatemalan Highland's vibrant markets- participants joined us as we took a memorable 13 day journey through Mexico and Guatemala, culminating in Colonial Antigua- one of Central America's most enchanting cities.

View the brochure here. View the press release here. See the article published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Details about the 2014 Friends of Tyler trip

Italian Adventure

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).