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The NAA sponsors hundreds of alumni events a year. Find one near you.

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The NAA sponsors hundreds of alumni events a year. Find one near you.

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Sep
15
2017

Barcelona Immersion

Cosmopolitan, vibrant and enchanting, Barcelona is the jewel of Spain's Mediterranean coast. Through the years, Barcelona's creative citizens have pushed innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Delve into many facets of Barcelona's history within its neighborhoods. Walk through the Barri Gothic, which will transport you to medieval Barcelona, and marvel at the whimsical genius of Gaudi in the Eixample district. Immerse yourself in Barcelona, and discover the allure of this unique and wonderful city. Learn More

Sep
19
2017

Webinar: Career Talk with Carol Ross

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Carol will start the conversation off with a few remarks on what she’s learned from her career, having transitioned from engineer to organization development consultant and coach, and from employee to entrepreneur. She will then speak with 3-4 individuals with unique career questions and answer them with valuable resources to go along with it.
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Sep
19
2017

NU-Kellogg Club of Greater Toronto: 2017 AGM and Happy Hour

6:00 PM , AGM: Stikeman Elliott Law Firm, 53rd floor, Commerce Court West, 199 Bay St. | Happy hour: Firkin on Yonge, 207 Yonge St.

The Northwestern-Kellogg Club of Toronto is entering its 10th year, and we'd like to invite alumni and friends to kick off our tenth year with a little bit of business and a lot of socializing and fun.  You are invited to take part in our Annual General Meeting and happy hour on Tuesday, September 19 in downtown Toronto.  Learn More

Sep
19
2017

New Chapter. NU Neighbors. Hong Kong 2017

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Club Qing - 10/F Cosmos Bldg, 8-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central

The Northwestern Alumni Association invites the Class of 2017 and local alumni to a free reception welcoming recent graduates to Hong Kong and celebrating the start of this new chapter in their lives. Learn More

Sep
20
2017

Exploring Australia & New Zealand

From $7,595 per person based on double occupancy
$8,684 with airfare from Los Angeles - call for pricing from other cities!
Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Your journey begins in Cairns, gateway to Australia’s Far North. Board a boat for a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and watch the sun set over the fabled sandstone monolith at Ayers Rock. Tour Sydney’s famous beaches, its harbor, and iconic Opera House, then fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park. Take a cruise through the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound. In Rotorua experience a geothermal reserve and the Maori culture at a traditional hangi performance. Celebrate your journey’s end in Auckland. Learn More

Sep
20
2017

Webinar: Key Ways to Get Noticed as a Graduate School and Job Applicant

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Thinking about graduate school? Getting ready for a job search? Join two experts for some practical tips on getting noticed as an applicant. Don Martin is a former admissions dean, and coaches over 40 grad school applicants each year. Kevin Kiley is a certified career coach, and has successfully advised hundreds of job-seekers. We hope you'll take time to join Kevin and Don for this very relevant and immediately applicable session. Learn More

Sep
22
2017

Hong Kong Big Ten Happy Hour

7:00 PM , Bar Six - 6F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central District, Hong Kong

Please join the NU Club of Hong Kong and other Big Ten alumni at the HK BigTen happy hour!  Learn More

Sep
22
2017

Northwestern in Melbourne

7:15 PM , TBD

Meet fellow alumni in Melbourne for an intimate dinner and discussion of Northwestern's global presence and learn how Northwestern is taking its place among the world's greatest universities. Space is very limited. Learn More

Sep
23
2017

Northwestern in Sydney

7:30 PM , est., Level 1, Establishment 252 George Street, Sydney

Meet fellow alumni in Sydney for an intimate dinner and discussion of Northwestern's global presence and learn how Northwestern is taking its place among the world's greatest universities. Space is very limited. Learn More

Sep
28
2017

Webinar: Biting the Hands that Feed Us

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Baylen J. Linnekin (SESP ’01), author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us (Island Press 2016), introduces readers to the perverse causes and consequences of many of today’s food laws. This webinar will be of particular interest to people who are tired of partisan bickering and who care about food, sustainability, public policy, law, and regulation. Learn More

Oct
02
2017

Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy, and Spain

From $4,595 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Gohagan & Company


Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star M.S. LE LYRIAL. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the dynamic history, inimitable art and culture of the sun-drenched French and Italian rivieras and islands. Visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the postcard cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio and Sardinia’s dazzling Costa Smeralda. Visit either Florence or Pisa. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy specially arranged excursions in Monte Carlo, Marseilles and Nice. Rome Pre-Cruise and Barcelona Post-Cruise options are available. Learn More

Oct
05
2017

Classical India

From $3,695 per person based on double occupancy
$4,887 with air from Boston, New York or Washington DC - call for pricing from other cities! Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Mystical and spiritual, India abounds with riches that invite personal exploration. Begin your 17-day small group tour exploring Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to Jaipur, the “pink city,” and enjoy dinner in a Rajasthan family’s home. Spend two nights at Ranthambore National Park where you search for elusive Bengal tigers on game drives. Travel to Agra to visit the sublime Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Conclude your journey in the holy city of Varanasi, cruising along the Ganges and visiting nearby Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.  An optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension to Nepal is available.
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Oct
09
2017

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

From $4,295 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Gohagan & Company

This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal. Cruise up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, into the heart of beautiful Seville. Visit Portugal’s lesser-traveled Algarve region and the regal city of Granada, Spain. See the scenic Strait of Gibraltar and call on the enchanting Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Admire the modernist architecture of Valencia. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites while cruising ancient Mediterranean and Atlantic trade routes aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL. Barcelona Pre-Cruise and Lisbon Post-Cruise options are offered. Learn More

Oct
10
2017

Webinar: Leading Yourself and Others Through Change

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Change is inevitable. Successful professionals must navigate unforeseen challenges and opportunities to succeed in their roles. In this webinar, you’ll learn tools to confidently work through uncertain and challenging situations in order to adapt to change in creative and unexpected ways. You’ll learn how to use the improvisational idea of “Yes, And” to co-create new processes and practice reacting to new situations with little or no preparation time. Overall, you will learn how to practice “bouncing back” from failure to learn from new and uncomfortable professional situations where some level of imperfection is inevitable.
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Oct
11
2017

Webinar: Actually I Can...The Soft Skills of Leadership

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

When you think about leadership, what skills immediately come to mind? Perhaps strategy, negotiations, education, technical knowledge, communication, power and presence? While those are extremely important qualities to have, studies have shown that soft skills are even more important in leadership than the hard skills we have grown accustomed to. While hard skills will get you the job, it's the soft skills that will get you to the top.
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Oct
14
2017

N Zone 2017: Northwestern vs. Maryland

The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to an action-packed day with the Wildcats at the University of Maryland! Learn More

Oct
18
2017

Pearls of Southeast Asia ~ Hong Kong to Saigon

From $7,195 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Gohagan & Company

This exclusive nine-night cruise from Hong Kong, “Crossroads of the East,” to vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) aboard the Five-Star, small ship M.S. L’AUSTRAL showcases the fascinating treasures of Vietnam and four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour dynamic Hanoi, cruise majestic Ha Long Bay, visit the Forbidden Purple City in Hué and admire beautiful architecture in Hôi An. Special guest speaker Jim Laurie, former ABC and NBC News correspondent will join this departure to lecture. Round-trip economy-class air from Los Angeles is included.* Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise. Hong Kong Pre-Cruise Option and Angkor Wat/Siem Reap Post-Program Option available. Learn More

Oct
19
2017

Webinar: Mindfulness & Self-Awareness Training for Leaders

Many leaders experience challenging work environments, complex relationships, and demanding responsibilities. This introductory workshop draws on the theory, research, and experiential exercises to give participants a practical “toolkit” to use in daily life to help reduce stress, improve clarity of purpose, and gain confidence in their leadership decisions.
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Oct
20
2017

Dinner with Twelve 2017 Student Registration

The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to participate in this year’s Dinner with Twelve. This exciting Northwestern tradition is a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know alumni and your fellow students in an informal setting. Hosted by Chicagoland alumni in their homes or at other locations, each dinner includes eight to 12 students. Our goal for these dinners is to build community by developing new friendships across disciplines and industries.
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Oct
24
2017

Tuscany: In a Tuscan Villa

From $2,895 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by AHI Travel

Bursting with charming villages, ancient olive groves, bountiful vineyards and remarkable natural beauty, Tuscany’s sun-warmed hills have attracted artists, writers and travelers for centuries. After settling in Cortona, delve into ancient Etruscan civilization on a village walking tour before indulging your senses during an excursion through the sun-dappled countryside and a local winery. Visit Montepulciano and discover its Renaissance palaces and unique churches. Travel to Siena and admire the Gaia Fountain, Mangia Tower and the sprawling Piazza del Campo. Marvel at the splendor of Florence’s urban masterpieces as you see the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the 14th-century Piazza della Signoria. Broaden your insight of the region while visiting the Praetorian Palace and the Museum of the Etruscan Academy. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. Learn More

Oct
24
2017

Webinar: Success in a Changing Workplace

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Are you responsible for leading across boundaries and without direct authority than ever before? Leadership looks different today than in the past. The usual “command and control” approach is ineffectual during uncertain and fast-changing times. Team and organizational agility requires commitment, not compliance. Professional success demands an expanded understanding of the leadership capabilities to get things done with others. This webinar makes the case that in our day, to be a successful leader you must be capable of leading collaboratively.
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Oct
26
2017

Webinar: Purposeful Leadership

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

A purposeful leader knows that success is a byproduct of making intentional decisions each day which honor not only the values and mission of the company but also the individuals which comprise it. The secret to this leader’s success is not only understanding oneself but knowing what motivates others, what makes them great, what makes them excited and how they want to make an impact in the organization. In this webinar, learn how to lead and inspire others by tapping into the core of who they are as people. Learn to be mindful of how their personal purpose aligns with that of the organization so your team remains motivated no matter what changes or challenges they encounter.
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Oct
27
2017

Polar Bears of Churchill

From $4,995 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Orbridge

Each fall as the pack ice begins to form, the polar bears gather. Come see this extraordinary spectacle of nature as the arctic tundra becomes home to these magnificent creatures, as curious about you as you are about them. Ride an Arctic Crawler to observe them up close—as close as you dare. Learn More

Nov
06
2017

Eastern and Oriental Express

From $5,995 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by AHI Travel

Southeast Asia’s alluring blend of cultures and traditions has attracted traders and travelers for centuries. Begin your exploration in bustling Bangkok and marvel at the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and grand Reclining Buddha. Celebrate the golden age of travel with three nights aboard the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express as it rolls through the rice paddies of Thailand and Malaysia. From the River Kwai Bridge station, drift down the Kwai Yai River and learn about the Thailand-Burma railway. Explore the Malaysian town of Kuala Kangsar and see Singapore’s iconic Merlion Park and Civil District. Then admire Bali’s breathtaking scenery and meringue-hued beaches. Observe daily life at a traditional Balinese compound, enjoy lunch by a rice field and delight in the engaging and welcoming Balinese culture. Experts and local guides will bring your adventure to life with included excursions and fascinating talks. Learn More

Nov
11
2017

Save the Date - Ivy Plus Party in Bangkok

Please save the date for IVY Plus event on 11 Nov 2017. Northwestern University and University of Chicago are honorable guests this year. Ticketing will be available soon. Learn More

Dec
04
2017

Holiday Markets

From $1,895 per person ~ no single supplement!
Operated by AHI Travel


The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to get away and relax on an unhurried cruise through the heart of Europe that showcases delightful holiday traditions. Enjoy the start of the festive season as towns along the Rhine prepare for the holidays and open their charming Christkindlmarkts. This program features fascinating excursions, first-class ship and hotel accommodations, and an extensive meal plan including wine with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement. Learn More

Jan
10
2018

The Galapagos Islands

Feel the thrill of encountering the flora and fauna that famously inspired Darwin—and in his footsteps, generations of nature lovers. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. In a place where human presence is relatively minimal, take the opportunity to observe and photograph these remarkable species up close—either sitting quietly to watch blue-footed boobies or snorkeling with inquisitive and playful sea lions. Learn More

Jan
22
2018

Cuba by Land and Sea

Be among the privileged few to experience Cuba during this unprecedented people-to-people opportunity including three nights in Havana and six nights aboard the small sailing ship M.Y. LE PONANT. See Old Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Viñales Valley. Interact with local experts and immerse in Cuba’s history, culture and daily life. Learn More

Jan
22
2018

Egypt and the Eternal Nile

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, your singular 15-day small group journey begins in vibrant Cairo, revealing antiquity’s treasures with a three-night Lake Nasser cruise and a classic four-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, before you encounter Old Cairo. Discover “rose-red” Petra on an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension. Learn More

Feb
03
2018

Israel

Join us for eight nights in Israel, an inspiring nation showcasing rich history and spiritual milestones. Enjoy stays in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Jerusalem and, during included excursions, discover Roman ruins, an archaic fort and the House of Peter. Taste crisp falafels, see the Dead Sea, sail the Sea of Galilee, and more during this small-group experience. Learn More

Feb
09
2018

Passage through the Panama Canal

A spectacular nine-day journey from the Costa Rican rain-forest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal. Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite M.V. STAR BREEZE, experience a daylight passage through the canal and call at remote island paradises. Explore Costa Rica’s terrestrial wonders and tour Panama City. Pre- and Post-Program Options offered. Learn More

Feb
14
2018

Tanzania Migration Safari

The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of Serengeti National Park. Accompanied by expert Orbridge naturalists, venture with a small group of travelers into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Learn More

Feb
16
2018

Australia

Journey to Australia for ten nights with stays in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Adelaide and Melbourne. Discover the cosmopolitan cities, fertile wine country, gourmet dining and native wildlife that form Australia’s fascinating culture and heritage. Along the way, seek koalas and kangaroos, taste local cuisines, and explore beaches, gardens and trendy city lanes during this small-group program. Learn More

Feb
20
2018

Southern Africa

Discover the remarkable beauty and vibrant culture of South Africa and Zimbabwe as you explore modern cities, track wildlife on safari and explore the natural wonder of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. Talks by local experts, excursions with expert guides and safari game drives combine to make this the travel experience of a lifetime. Learn More

Dec
04
2018

Holiday Markets

Delight in Germany’s merry Christkindlmarkts on a seven-night, first-class cruise along the Rhine and Main Rivers. See Cologne’s cathedral, sail the Rhine Gorge, and admire medieval Miltenberg and Rothenburg. Visit Koblenz, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg. Enjoy a choice of excursions in several ports, lectures, and ample meals. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived. Learn More

No Single Supplement!