Field Trips for Brighton, England
Semester and Yearlong Program Field Trips
The Study Abroad Office at the University of Brighton organizes field trips each semester for USAC students. Field trips are included in your program fees and may include the following:
An escorted day tour will show you some of the main sights of England’s capital city: Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square.
Bodiam Castle and Rye
Travel through the Sussex and Kent countryside to picturesque Bodiam Castle, a medieval, moated castle built in 1385. Then it is on to the old fishing town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, the famous Mermaid Inn, and the church of St Mary the Virgin.
A day tour of the countryside east of Brighton will take you to Cuckmere Haven, where the River Cuckmere flows into the English Channel. You’ll also see Beachy Head, a famous lighthouse situated at the bottom of chalk cliffs, and Alfriston, a picturesque Sussex village on the Cuckmere River. There’s also a stop at Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
USAC England offers the following London-based activities at an additional cost:
- Performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Arsenal Emirates Stadium tour
- Thanksgiving potluck (fall)
- Bonfire Night fireworks (fall)
- Christmas market at Blenheim Palace (fall)
USAC encourages you to participate in the additional tours offered below. They are optional, fun, and competitively priced. The entrance fees to museums, exhibitions, castles, and the cost of guided tours are included, but some meals are not.
Dates and exact locations are at the discretion of the staff and they vary from semester to semester. Common destinations include the following.
Enjoy a weekend in Paris, starting with your stay at a central Parisian hotel within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. Walking tours, a riverboat ride on the Seine, and visits to the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Sacre Coeur, the Champs Elysees, and the Palace of Versailles will give you a lovely taste of the City of Lights. Buffet breakfast included on Saturday and Sunday.
Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon
Participate in a weekend trip to Oxford, the famous ancient university town, and Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. This includes a stop at Windsor to view the famous castle, theater tickets for a Royal Shakespeare Company performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, plus a visit to the beautifully preserved medieval Warwick Castle. English breakfast included.
Bath, Salisbury Cathedral, and Stonehenge
(Included in program fees for yearlong students only)
Enjoy a weekend trip with a stop in Bath, which is a World Heritage Sites, famous for its elegant streets, Roman baths, and Georgian architecture. Visit Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest spire in the country, and stop by to see the Magna Carta. Then, discover the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge and see what you can piece together about its mysterious history. Accommodation includes dinner and full English breakfast.
The USAC England Resident Director also organizes included and optional activities during your time in Brighton.
Hike from Seaford to Eastbourne
The USAC England Resident Director will lead a stunning hike from Seaford to Eastbourne. On this portion of the South Downs Way, you’ll experience hilltop panoramas, woodland, a meandering river, a pebble beach, and a rollercoaster hike.