TENTATIVE DATES: July 7 - July 27, 2015
Total Program Fee: $4,999
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Combine outstanding academics with a vibrant, cutting-edge culture by choosing England as your study abroad destination. This country has a hip, urban edge, and England’s many cities offer renowned art, culture and nightlife that attract visitors and immigrants from all corners of the world. Although beautiful countryside and lovely villages still abound, England is more likely to give you an urban academic experience than it is to give you cottages and cozy tea parties.
The program will begin in York, a medieval jewel that is one of the best-preserved cities in Europe, with Viking remains as well as Roman walls that encircle the city and insure that past and present are forever entwined. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster, and a wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing world-class city where you can’t help but be aware of the turbulent background of Western history and culture. Opportunities for experiencing England’s unique culture and over two thousand years of history are limitless.
The next city on the list is Brighton, on the south coast. Think vibrant, colorful, creative. In 1815 the Prince Regent (later King George IV), turned this sleepy fishing village into a sumptuous pleasure palace by the sea and now it is famous for the palace, beach, pier, and shopping in The Lanes (which is especially good for music, antiques, books and independent clothes shops). Brighton is one of the most diverse cities in England and this is reflected in its trending fashion scene and amazing restaurants.
London is the next stop--a global city and one of world’s most important financial centers. It is a cultural center not only for the United Kingdom and the former British Empire, but also for the entire world. London has also hosted the 1908, 1948, and 2012 Summer Olympics. Its international character is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. This diversity is remaking London, bringing a new energy to its business, arts, and sense of heritage. London is the epitome of a global city with these diverse communities, historic landmarks, amazing theater, world-class museums, and outdoor markets, and TnCIS students will experience high-quality academic study with a strong experiential component. With a history that spans over 2,000 years, it is no wonder most agree with Samuel Johnson: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
Excursions may include: Students may visit World Heritage Sites such as the Tower of London (the prison where Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded & that now houses the Crown Jewels), The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Buckingham Palace with the famous Changing of the Guard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. A number of museums may also be visited, such as the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery. Students may also choose to explore the waterfront of the majestic River Thames, ride the London Eye, visit the International Date Line at Greenwich, or go further afield to Hampton Court, Canterbury or Windsor. Food and antique markets can be visited as well as relaxing in the many beautiful parks. London never sleeps and it is a center for all interests.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles each day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain. In order to use the rapid transit system, the London Underground or “Tube,” students must be able to ascend and descend stairs without difficulty.
Classes: Students usually meet for class three hours each morning during the week, using the afternoons, evenings and weekends for cultural enrichment excursions.
Accommodations: Students will stay in dormitory style shared housing or shared hostel rooms. Two modest meals a day will be provided.