Spring London Trip 2012
Dickens and London: Spring London Trip 2012
For the London trip in spring of 2012, Professor Elizabeth Bleicher went with several honors students to see the sights of London in the frame of Charles Dickens -- his work, life, and legacy, in honor of his 200th birthday celebration, ongoing in the city during most of 2012.
The group visited many different attractions, including Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre (where they saw a production of Henry VIII performed in Spanish), three other live performances, and two films at the British Film Institute.
Testimonials from a few of the students, however, really show what a unique and fun opportunity this trip is:
"The trip itself was one of the highlights of my time at Ithaca College. It's a tremendous opportunity that any honors student should consider pursuing. Going with a small tight-knit group of honors students and having a predetermined itinerary made the trip so much more fruitful."
-Keith Bress, 2013, Cinema & Photography
"The sense of community was amazing. I was only really good friends with one other person on the trip before we went. Sharing a hostel room, being responsible for each other and being together all the time really made us closer friends. I am happy to have made great new friends with whom I will always share the bond of traveling abroad together. After a really rough transition to college, this trip convinced me that Ithaca is the perfect place for me; I will return in the fall looking forward to seeing my London friends and enjoying IC to the fullest!"
-Sally Young, 2015, Journalism