Calling all Panther alumni with a passion for adventure! You’re invited to travel with Dr. Erin DeHart, associate professor of education, to Peru June 19-29, 2019. The trip includes guided tours of palaces and cathedrals, hiking through the Sacred Valley and viewing the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, and exploring the diversity of wildlife in the Amazon jungle. It will be an immersive trip, filled with local foods, people, lodging and experiences.

Pricing for the trip is all inclusive, covering round trip airfare, accommodations, transportation, meals, educational guides, and fares for all activities. Those that enroll for the trip before April 16, 2018, will save $250. (If you have traveled with EF Tours before, you will receive an additional $100 off.)

Full trip itinerary and pricing

“This trip will be stress free travel with an educational component,” said DeHart. “We will learn a lot about the historical and cultural background of these locations.” Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world and access to it is increasingly limited, which is part of the reason DeHart selected this destination. An experienced international traveler, DeHart has led study trips in the past for students and alumni focused around historical events and locations.

An additional benefit to the trip to Peru is for educators only. “If someone is a current teacher, they can receive a certificate of professional development hours related to cultural perspectives after completing this experience,” said DeHart.

The adventure in Peru is not for the faint of heart. “This isn’t a trip where you’ll sit on a tour bus or train most of the time,” said DeHart. Many days will involve significant physical activity, including hiking at higher altitudes. “I’m planning to train for this trip. Alumni that participate will need to be fit and active,” she said.

DeHart plans to offer additional summer travel trips to York College alumni in the future. “I see this as an extension of the learning and growing we offer our students...I want the trips to be about more than just a cool location. I want them to be about the cultural value and expanding the worldview of everyone who goes,” she said. Future locations may include Jordan and Israel, or Portugal and Morocco.

Questions? Contact DeHart at

Ruins of Machu Picchu