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Office of International Programs

Friends of UT Tyler Travel Program

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

Explore the Costa Maya and Jewels of the Jungle with the Maya Research Program!

Join the Maya Research Program for the adventure of a lifetime as we explore the breathtaking world of the ancient and modern Maya. From Mexico's stunning sites of Dzibanche, Calakmul, and Becan to the jewels of Belize – Caracol, Xunantunich, and Cerros – we invite you to join us as we take a memorable journey through Mexico and Belize, with the option of staying on for 2 extra days
at Ambergris Caye. 

Join MRP this New Year and travel for a great cause!


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 trip is $3,600 USD per person with a $500 deposit required by 29 October 2014. 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.


For details about the 2015 trip read below:

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 here


For details about the 2014 trip read below.

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). For more information, please check out the Italian Adventure Brochure and Slide Show of Italy.