Alumni Travel Program

Punahou alumni value curiosity, conversation and critical thought, and strive to be lifelong learners. The new Punahou Alumni Travel Program extends these core values by providing an opportunity to gain global perspective and connect across cultures. With exciting destinations as their backdrop, alumni from all parts of the world can enjoy the company of old and new friends, and bond through shared experience.

Travel operators are carefully selected for their ability to provide context and creativity to each itinerary, ensuring a high-quality, unforgettable trip.



The Italian Renaissance

Travel dates: November 3 – 12, 2017

The Italian Renaissance has held sway over the western imagination for centuries, forming the foundations of any humanities education. With its rich culture and engaging history, Italy offers an ideal place for old and new friends to form memories of a lifetime. Dr. Sean Nelson ’99 will lead a group of alumni on a 10-day VIP trip to Rome, Florence and Venice to discover why the art and culture of early modern Italy marked the beginning of a truly connected world.

This exclusive experience for Punahou alumni offers what other tours cannot. With the privacy of our alumni group, you’ll have special, after-hours access inside the Sistine Chapel, St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Florence Duomo Terraces. You’ll tour the Colosseum and Michelangelo’s David with a Punahou alumnus, now art history professor; create your own Italian cuisine at cooking class; watch a demonstration of Venice’s famous glass art and see the Piazza San Marco at night sans crowds. See the complete travel itinerary for more information.

  • $4,800 per person, double occupancy*
  • $5,900 per person, single occupancy*

*Includes hotel accommodations, some meals, entry fees and ground transportation. Prices are exclusive of airfare.

A $500 reservation deposit payable to Select Study Abroad, our vendor for this trip, is required by May 15, 2017 to reserve your spot. Alumni are limited to one non-alumni guest. Final payment is due September 1, 2017.

The registration deadline has passed. Stay tuned for the next upcoming trip!

Dr. Sean Nelson ’99 is a professor of Art History at Syracuse University in Florence. He has lived and worked in Italy since 2007, helping to found Select Study Abroad in 2010. Previously, he has led customized trips in Florence for the Young Presidents Organization and the Chief Executives Organization.

For registered travelers:

Deposit Form
Due May 1

Traveler Information Form
Due September 1



Douglas Rigg '84
Director of Alumni Relations
808.944.3579 Tel