Travel with Augustana



Contact Brad Heegel

Carnegie Hall

New York City: 2015

The Augustana Choir at Carnegie Hall

March 29, 2015

Come hear The Augustana Choir in concert at Carnegie Hall!

Sunday, March 29
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-96

Dr. Paul Nesheim will direct The Augustana Choir along with Augustana Choir alumni and other selected choirs in Mozart’s "Missa Brevis in C major, K.220." Learn more, and get a sneak peek of the choir rehearsing for this performance

Before the concert

Augustana friends are invited to gather in the bar area at Redeye Grill, located at 56th Street and Seventh Avenue across from Carnegie Hall, at 7 p.m. for a meet and greet before the concert. Brad Heegel ’76 from Augustana will be there to say hello.

We hope you will join us!


Contact Sam Ogdie

Camino de Santiago, 2011

Spain: 2015

Camino de Santiago

May 24-June 9, 2015

Join us for this walking pilgrimage with Augustana students and alumni between St. Jean Pied de Port and Santo Domingo, Spain, culminating with a celebration in the Cathedral of Santiago.

We walk an average of 16 miles per day for a total of 135 miles. Practice walking and good shoes are essential! Spanish is helpful but not required.

Reduced Cost: $3,600 including airfare, ground transportation from Madrid, highlight tours of Madrid and Santiago, all accommodations and two meals per day.

The Camino de Santiago is one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Europe. We walk daily with thousands of pilgrims from around the world. For some it is a physical challenge, for others renewal of faith and spirit, for all it is connection to God's stunningly beautiful earth and diverse neighbors. Sam Ogdie '72, from Augustana's Spanish department, is leading the walk for the fourth time. Students who have participated in past trips met walkers from Europe and Asia, loved the challenge and delighted in the renewing reprieve of simple focus.

Deadline extended to Friday, March 6!

See our Facebook photo album from past Camino de Santiago trips.

Past Alumni Travel

Augustana alumni have had the opportunity to travel to many interesting locations in the past few years. Recent trips have taken us to Greece (2013), Norway (2011), England/Scotland (2009), and Italy (2008). Alumni have also accompanied our music ensembles on international travel experiences. Alumni traveled with The Augustana Choir (2013) to Central Europe and with the Augustana Band on their 2011 trip to Egypt and their 2007 and 2015 trips to China.

Here's what alumni who traveled to Greece had to say about their experience:

"What a trip!! It was so well organized. The group was supportive. Rocki and David were outstanding! The tour company had selected nice hotels, and transportation was comfortable and met every schedule. Thank you for all you have done to assist us in this marvelous trip! p.s. The food and wine - second to none!"
- Joyce Nelson '56

"The 2013 Augustana Alumni and Friends tour of Greece was a trip of a lifetime for my wife and me. The trip had everything you could ask for: fabulous scenery, wonderful people, fantastic food, great shopping, comfortable travel accommodations, and opportunities to explore history and cultural changes that affected how we in America and we Christians came to be what we are today. All within a relaxing environment where major decisions such as hotels, travel from one locale to another, etc. were taken care of for us. The tour guides and the Augustana professors were very knowledgeable and conveyed the information in ways that helped create lasting memories. Best of all: we had great fun!"
- Ward Herst, Augustana parent

If you would like to be added to our list of alumni interested in travel, please contact us in the Alumni Office. We are always seeking ideas for destinations as well. If you have ideas, send them our way.