Travel Bears

Missouri State alumni and friends are invited to travel the world and all its wonders. The Travel Bears program offers destinations to enjoy global trips in the company of fellow Bears.

If you have questions, email Greg Fansler or call 417-836-5654.

2023 Travel Destinations

March 17-24, 2023

Uncover Cuba’s heart and soul alongside its charismatic people. Enjoy immersive educational experiences highlighting Cuba’s history and vivacious culture

Romantic Coastlines
APR 20-27, 2023

Come get your slice of the good life on this Mediterranean cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. This 7-night trip begins in beautiful Barcelona, known for unforgettable art, fine cuisine, and rich history, and ends in Rome.


Eiffel Tower Paris
June 28-July 7, 2023

Join President Clif and Gail Smart, Dean Shawn Wahl and Dr. Cameron LaBarr on a 10-day French excursion. Experience a special performance by the MSU Chamber Choir in Caen.

July 10-18, 2023

Discover unique land formations at the mystical Golden Circle, search for magnificent breaching whales during an ocean cruise and uncover centuries of nautical heritage in fishing villages. 

July 20-31, 2023

Enjoy an intimate view of European history on this rewarding journey as you explore Switzerland, France, Germany & the Netherlands.

August 8-18, 2023

Experience Alaskan wilderness on this riveting 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Revel in the scenery of steep forested mountain slopes and pristine waters while cruising the Outside Passage and Hubbard Glacier.

2024 Travel Destinations

Booking details will be available in early 2023. Email the Missouri State Alumni Association office to be the first to receive details about these upcoming trips.

April 10-13, 2024
2024 Masters Tournament

The 88th Masters Tournament began in 1934, and it is the only one of the four major championships in men's professional golf that is played in the same location each year. Make plans now to join Missouri State Bears and friends as we travel to Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

May 24-27, 2024
The Indianapolis 500

Thirty-three drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk. The only thing missing from this magical Indianapolis 500 mix is you. Make plans to join other Missouri State alumni and friends as we travel to another incredible edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."