AESU COVID-19 update

AESU has been closely monitoring the recent developments with respect to COVID-19 as it continues to evolve and disrupt many aspects of our daily lives and affect nations and people all over the world. This is a difficult and uncertain time, and the safety and well-being of our travelers is, and has always been, our top priority.

The decision has not been made lightly, but we strongly feel that our most prudent course of action at this time is to suspend operations in Europe, the UK, South America, and the Middle East through June 30, 2020.

Travelers planning to depart between now and the end of June will have several options available. You will be able to rebook on any of our later 2020 departures, defer your payments to a 2021 program of your choice, or cancel your trip. We hope that by offering you the opportunity to rebook your tour on an upcoming departure, we’ll be able to prioritize your health and safety while still providing you with the fantastic travel experience that you hoped for.

AESU staff will personally assist all travelers with assessing their options and rebooking their travel.

As of March 23, 2020 the Governor of Maryland has ordered all non-essential businesses to close. We are continuing to operate remotely, however with somewhat more limited access to phone lines and passenger files. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented event. The best way to reach us is to send an email to and we will respond as soon as possible.

It is a beautiful world, and we remain passionate about the power of travel to change lives and open minds. We look forward to welcoming you on an AESU travel experience very soon. Until then, be well.