TENTATIVE DATES: July 2015 (3 weeks)
Total Program Fee: $4,999
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A true cosmopolitan melting pot, home to Harry Potter, William Shakespeare, and King Arthur, England is known as one of the world’s most influential centers of cultural development. It would take more than a quick trip to even begin to explore its many historic and contemporary treasures, from Stonehenge to Stratford-on-Avon, to London with its amazing museums, historic churches and towers, lively theater scene, and bustling markets.
England boasts an impressive stage for theater, entertainment, fashion, history, pubs, museums and street markets. London’s Theaterland is host to 40 venues for shows and is like no other in the world. TNCIS study abroad students typically see a number of shows while in the city. The Lion King, Wicked, Blood Brothers and Billy Elliot are four favorites to all students who visit the city.
Turn England into your living classroom when you choose to study abroad and discover what England's landscapes and people have to offer. The sea surrounding England makes for a varied climate, which typically results in temperatures ranging from 65 to 85 F in the summer. The population is the most diverse in the world with more than 300 languages spoken daily.
Excursions may include: Excursions in and out of the city may include historic sites such as Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, and the International Date Line at Greenwich, Hampton Court, or Canterbury Cathedral. Students will visit World Heritage Sites in London such as the Tower of London (the prison where Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded & 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 included, such as the British Museum and the Tate Modern. Students may also choose to explore the waterfront of the majestic River Thames and ride the London Eye. (Optional). Your program director will hop on the Tube with you to visit Covent Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Camden Market (where you can buy vintage clothes and jewelry) and theaterland.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least 3-5 miles each day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, particularly in the 900 year old English villages. 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: Dormitory-style rooms will be provided at a college dormitory or youth hostel in London. Two meals a day will be provided.