Edinburgh Fringe Festival
In coordination with the Office of International Programs, students attending ICLC during the fall semester may opt to leave for Great Britain a few days earlier than their colleagues to attend the Edinburgh Festival.
Travel to Edinburgh
Air travel arrangements will be made through Office of International Programs. Students and faculty sponsor will fly to London, usually on the Thursday evening before the Tuesday Orientation program at the London Center. They will arrive in London on Friday morning, and be met at the airport by a bus that will take them to the London Center. After stowing the full-semester’s bags at the London Center, and receiving a brief orientation to Edinburgh, the students will travel by tube to King’s Cross Station, where they will take an afternoon train to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. They will proceed by taxi to their lodgings in Edinburgh, for a good night’s rest.
The usual itinerary for Edinburgh
On Saturday morning, weather permitting, the students will take an open-top bus tour of Edinburgh, and will then be taken to the Fringe Festival office where they can buy tickets for fringe events. On that night, or Sunday night, they may also go to a play at the main Festival. On Sunday or Monday morning they will tour Edinburgh’s castle. These group activities aside, students are allowed free range at the Fringe for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as long as they stay in small groups (no less than 2-3) for safety.
On Tuesday morning the students board a train back to London and arrive in time for orientation at the London Center.
Note: A student not going to London for the semester may choose to go to the Festival. In this case, special arrangements must be made with the faculty sponsor and the Office of International Programs.