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About AESU


We are an Educational Travel Service and Worldwide Destination Management company, founded in 1977 by Mr. Fritz Satran. Our head office is located in Baltimore, MD with satellite and partner offices located worldwide in England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Costa Rica and China.

For over 42 years AESU has been a leader in the young adult and university travel market, providing quality programs and unparalleled customer service. AESU’s trusted name and high volume of business team up to offer you great buying power. Our airline consolidation division also allows us to offer discount airfares to our clients in conjunction with their land program.

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Our Mission Statement

Increase global understanding by building and strengthening relationships between travelers and our constantly changing world. We believe in the idea of “travel with a purpose” as an essential piece of a well-rounded education. Changing the world — one graduate at a time!

Our Expertise

College Student and Young Professional Trips

Travel programs for 20 to 35 year-olds. Offering students and young professionals fun-filled trips designed just for their age group. All-inclusive programs with superior hotels, meals and action-packed activities built in. Expand your horizons in great places with great people and discover yourself in the process.

Graduation Tours

AESU works with hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. Welcome recent grads into school alumni associations with a journey that shows them the best that the world has to offer and helps them get a jump on the global job market. AESU provides well researched itineraries with flexibility to integrate alumni specific events.

Young Alumni Journeys

For young(er) alums who don’t wish to travel on their “father’s alumni tour.” AESU is the pioneer of innovative, inspiring and fun programs creating exceptional travel, social and lifestyle experiences for adults 20s to 40s.

Traditional Alumni Journeys

These programs are available for travelers of all ages. Our expertise extends to every aspect of your journey: culture, art, architecture, history and adventure. We know how to blend them all seamlessly so you can enjoy your trip.

Study Abroad and Student Travel

AESU can design land programs led by your faculty, or our educational tour leaders, for short-term tours or semester-long courses. AESU air travel division offers discounted study abroad airfares to Europe, the South Pacific and other international destinations. Airfare is available for students, faculty and alumni for both economy and business class travelers.

Faculty-led programs to destinations worldwide

Our years of experience and worldwide network of professional colleagues translate into relevant, customized programs and competitively priced tours for your institution. Let us manage all the logistics, while you focus on the educational goals of your trip.

Customized Group Travel Specialist for All Ages

For performance groups, athletic departments or other special interest groups looking for a custom-designed itinerary, with or without air arrangements, catering to any budget and interest. AESU utilizes an extensive network of contacts and in-house expertise to design the perfect itinerary.

Board of Trustees Journeys – Journeys for high-end Donors – Financial expeditions

Exclusive itineraries for trustees and high-end donors, AESU has the journeys you are looking for and the expertise to deliver the luxury experience your travelers expect.

AESU maintains standing memberships in:

  • American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATAN)
  • Airline Reporting Association (ARC)