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Field Trips for London, England

Semester and Yearlong Program Field Trips

The International Programmes Office at London Met arranges several orientation activities, including a London sightseeing tour and an international student arrival party.  The office also offers trips to a West End performance and the London Eye during the semester.  Additionally, the International Student House plans trips throughout the U.K. and around Europe at discounted prices.

The USAC England Resident Director organizes several activities and field trips during your time in London.  Activities are subject to change.

Brighton

Each semester, USAC students visit the seaside town of Brighton, renowned for its beach promenade, pier, and robust cultural scene.  The field trip includes a visit to the Royal Pavilion, a palace built for King George IV that mixes Regency grandeur with the visual styles of India and China.

Stonehenge and Oxford (Fall)

In the fall, USAC students travel to the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge. Also, visit Oxford, a university town dating back to the 11th century.  Home to the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University, this elegant city is home to fine architecture, world-class museums, and lovely winding lanes with shops and restaurants.

Hampton Court Palace (Spring)

In the spring, USAC students visit Hampton Court Palace.  The original Tudor palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century, but it soon attracted the attention of Henry VIII, who brought all his six wives here.  Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and features such as the Maze and the Great Vine, the palace has been the setting for many nationally important events.

London Scavenger Hunt and Neighborhood Tours

One of London’s best features is the city’s diverse neighborhoods, or boroughs. USAC students learn to navigate the city and the Tube on a London scavenger hunt.  Also, join the USAC England Resident Director on walking tours in Greenwich and from King’s Cross to Camden Market.

Optional Activities

USAC England offers the following 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)

Summer Program Field Trips

The USAC England Resident Director organizes several activities and field trips during your time in London.  Activities are subject to change.

London Activities

USAC England offer the following activities that are included in your program fee:

  • London scavenger hunt
  • Street art walking tour or London Pride
  • Performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Guided tour of the Houses of Parliament
  • London Eye

Windsor and Oxford

USAC students visit Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.  Today, The Queen spends most of her weekends at the Castle.  Also, visit Oxford, a university town dating back to the 11th century. Home to the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University, this elegant city is also home to fine architecture, world-class museums, and winding lanes with shops and restaurants.

Stonehenge and Bath

Visit mysterious Stonehenge, probably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, to view the Stones and learn the mystery that surrounds them. In Bath your guide will take you on a panoramic tour of the gorgeous Georgian City of Bath, and you will have the chance to go inside the famous Roman Baths that gave the city its name.

Hampton Court Palace

In the spring, USAC students visit Hampton Court Palace.  The original Tudor palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century, but it soon attracted the attention of Henry VIII, who brought all his six wives here.  Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and features such as the Maze and the Great Vine, the palace has been the setting for many nationally important events.