The London Center staff organize and accompany students on numerous field trips in and around London as well as to other areas of the United Kingdom throughout the semester. You will be able to participate on pre-arranged excursions such as going to football (soccer) matches, markets, city tours, concerts and plays, etc. In addition to the activities in London, we also plan some weekend trips which usually run from Friday morning until Saturday evening/Sunday afternoon.
Schedule for the Fall 2013 semester:
Bath and the West Country, 6th - 7th September 2013
The first trip completes the two and a half week orientation to England. It comprises a trip to the neolithic site of Avebury, a trip to Glastonbury where you will visit the ruined Glastonbury Abbey [the legendary burial spot of King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere] and stroll up the mysterious Glastonbury Tor [links to the Arthurian legends and the story of the Holy Grail], a tour of the Roman Baths Museum, a walking tour of Georgian Bath, and entrance to Stonehenge. This trip is a great way to see the historical heartland of England and have a good bonding experience with the group.
Stratford upon Avon, 20th - 21st November 2013
This trip is an overnight visit to Stratford and includes a visit to either Blenheim Palace or Warwick Castle, the gift of Queen Anne and Parliament to John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, entrance to Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare's burial place, a ticket to the current RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) production, overnight accommodation in a bed and breakfast hotel [full English breakfast included] in Stratford-upon-Avon, a talk on Shakespeare's life in Stratford, and a brief walking tour of central Oxford.
Paris, (8th - 10th November 2013)
Bring along your phrase book and say BONJOUR to a two night trip away from the Great British Isles. This trip includes travel from the UK via super-fast Eurostar and bed and breakfast stay in a hostel in the city. Bill will lead you around Paris, giving you a guided tour with information about the numerous romantic, cultural and historic sites. You will also be given free time to roam free and find your own cultural delights, such as croissants, garlic and frogs' legs...