The Grand Expedition is based on IU’s “summer tramps” held during the 1880s and early 1890s. These trips are significant because they represent some of the earliest examples—if not the first—of overseas studies programs in the United States. Summer tramps were co-educational trips through Europe for IU students and faculty that combined educational/research opportunities with tourism.
The Grand Expedition will celebrate and recognize IU’s pioneering and continued leadership in overseas study. Held June-July 2020 with limited availability, students and alumni should be sure to register for this once in a lifetime experience.
The Grand Expedition is the result of a collaboration with the University Historian, IU Alumni Association, Office of Overseas Study, IU Outdoor Adventures, Office of International Partnerships, and the Office of the Bicentennial.