If you are graduating this year (or if you aren't but want to take a fantastic trip with a lot of people who are graduating this year) then you should consider celebrating your achievement by traveling through the heart of Europe.

The Classic Europe tour is a great way to celebrate, explore and learn about Europe. The tour is organized by AESU, which has more than 33 years of experience leading alumni travel programs.

Here's what several VCU alumnae had to say about the trip:

“I loved the food. Trying traditional dishes really enhanced the experience. Our tour director was the best!” Bridget Crowley (B.S.'14/GPA)

“I just wanted to let you know how AWESOME the Europe trip was. I made a lot of new friends really fast. It was nothing short of amazing and definitely a continent I NEED to experience more than once. I have hundreds of pictures of my trip on my Facebook page. I was able to step outside of my comfort zone and actually experience the world.” — Kelsey Rae Mejia (B.S.'10/MC)

“The trip was phenomenal. It was amazing to embrace the various cultures of the UK, France and Italy. To see, feel, hear, taste and touch a new culture was purely gratifying. I am still in shock that the trip was just 2 1/2 months ago. The VCU Grad trip changed my life in the course of 11 days and I wouldn't trade the 32 people I met and experience for anything in the world.” — Maya Jordan (B.A.'11/MC)

Dates: Check back in the fall for the spring 2018 dates

There's probably no better graduation gift than the Classic Europe tour. Traveling with the tour provides extensive benefits, including:

We hope you will consider the VCU Grad Trip to celebrate your graduation.

To learn more, view a video, schedule a webinar or to register for the trip, please visit the AESU site.