Special Travel Opportunities

The Osher Institute has suspended travel for the past two years due to the pandemic. We are now able to offer some domestic and later, some international trips.

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond has developed a series of domestic and international travel opportunities for Osher members. Details are listed below.

Osher travel opportunities require all travelers to be Osher members, including spouses and guests. Memberships may be purchased for as little as $75/year. If you have questions regarding this requirement or general questions, please email OSHERtravel@gmail.com.

Questions regarding trip details should be forwarded to the travel provider listed in the trip details below.

Tentative Opportunities

  • 10/2022: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 6-day trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Note: UR Travel Insturance is not available for domestic travel.

    Dates: October 7-12, 2022


    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $2,899
    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $3,099
    • Single occupancy supplement: Add $775

    Rates are per person and subject to change.


    • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Dawn Patrol & Balloon Glow
    • Old Town, Albuquerque
    • 3 Nights in Santa Fe
    • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
    • Los Alamos Science Museum
    • Santa Fe City Tour
    • Loretto Chapel
    • Taos Pueblo
    • Taos
    • High Road to Taos


    • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
    • 7 Meals: 5 breakfast & 2 dinner
    • Professional Tour Director
    • Motorcoach Transportation
    • Admissions per Itinerary
    • Sightseeing per Itinerary
    • Baggage Handling at Hotels

Insurance Policy

The University of Richmond purchases an international travel insurance policy that provides benefits to Osher members who travel on University-sponsored programs. The policy is underwritten by ACE American Insurance Company, with assistance services provided by ACE’s travel assistance partner, AXA. For more details, review the complete Summary of Benefits.

The following are major features of the international insurance.

Benefit Amount
Medical Expense Benefit for covered accident or sickness Up to $100,000
Medical Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains 100% of covered expenses
Security Evacuation Up to $100,000
Trip Cancellation due to disabling injury, sickness or death Up to $5,000
Personal Liability $100,000
Travel Assistance Services Available 24 hours per day

This summary above is provided for quick reference and does not take the place of or alter the policy’s conditions, exclusions and other terms.

Upon enrolling in an international program, you will be provided a Summary of Benefits document that further details the policy’s benefits, coverage, definitions, terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations.

For questions regarding coverage, please contact Keesha Trim, Director of Risk Management and Insurance.