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Field Trips for London, England

The following are possible destinations and activities; view term calendars for specifics. Dates and exact locations of field trips will be released once students are on-site. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field trips may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.

In addition to field trips, the program calendar may also include activities intended to immerse students in the city of London itself – neighborhood walking tours, a London scavenger hunt, a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (fall and summer only), and a West End theatre performance (spring only).


Group of students with the Greenwich skyline in the background.Known for its maritime history, the borough of Greenwich is located east of central London and is home to the historic Prime Meridian, a geographic line that divides the western and eastern hemispheres. Our walking tour of this historic neighborhood also includes the 19th century clipper ship Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Market, and breathtaking views of London from Greenwich Park.

Available in the following terms: fall, spring, London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session II Internship)


A beach with chairs and people with the Brighton Pier in the background.Journey to the southern coast of England during our visit to this popular resort destination! We discover the splendor of King George IV’s seaside palace, the Royal Pavilion, before enjoying scenic coastal views along Brighton Palace Pier and the beachside promenade. During the fall and spring semesters, the day will also include an opportunity to meet USAC students studying in Brighton!

Available in the following terms: fall, spring, London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session I)

Cambridge (fall only)

People boating on the River Cam.This historic city is perhaps most famous for its prestigious and top-ranking university. As the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Cambridge has grown from its modest 13th-century founding into a system of 31 autonomous colleges and has educated more Nobel Prize recipients than any other university in the world. Following our guided tour of central Cambridge and a visit to the university, you’ll have ample free time to grab lunch at Market Square or go punting (boating) on the River Cam.


View of the Roman Baths.Discover the vibrant city of Bath, a wellness destination since Roman times. Our visit centers on the Roman Baths, where we’ll walk through one of the world’s best-preserved ancient spas. We’ll also tour Bath Abbey and explore the city’s Georgian architecture before you enjoy free time for your own adventures.

Available in the following terms: fall, London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session II Internship)

Canterbury (spring only)

CathedralJust an hour outside of London by train, the historic city of Canterbury has been a pilgrimage site since the Middle Ages. We’ll begin with a guided walking tour of the city center and a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, the headquarters of the Church of England. In the afternoon, use your free time to explore the city’s Roman and Norman ruins, explore the legacy of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, or visit the oldest church still used as a place of worship in the English-speaking world.


View of Oxford from above.Ranked one of England’s most beautiful cities, Oxford’s defining feature is its historic and world-renowned university. The University of Oxford has grown from its medieval roots into a sprawling system of 39 colleges and more than 25,000 students. As we stroll through some of the university’s best-known landmarks, we’ll discover its Gothic architecture, its inspiring history, and its modern-day impact.

Available in the following terms: spring, London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session II Internship)

Hampton Court Palace

Students in the fields of flowers in front of Hampton Court Palace.Step into history while touring this 16th century royal palace! Once home to Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty, the palace contains extravagantly furnished rooms and is surrounded by 60 acres of stunning gardens. The historic site has also served as a backdrop for many nationally important events, annual festivals, and countless period dramas.

Available in the following terms: spring, London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session I)

Stonehenge (summer only)

The infamous Stonehenge site with blue skies.

Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments. Despite countless theories about the site’s purpose, no one knows for certain what drove prehistoric Britons to construct such monumental stone circles. Archaeologists believe the first phase of building began around 3,000 B.C., and today, the site remains one of the most famous and most visited landmarks throughout the United Kingdom.

Available in the following terms: London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session II Internship)

Thanksgiving Dinner in London (fall only) *

A group of people eating Thanksgiving dinner at a table.Celebrate this traditionally American holiday with other USAC England students! Hosted in London, this dinner is a great opportunity to meet other study abroad students, share your own holiday traditions while creating new ones, and recharge before entering the final weeks of teaching in the fall semester.

Optional Seven Sisters Hike *

Five people walking on a grassy area on the Seven Sisters hike overlooking the cliffs and ocean.Join other USAC England students on an unforgettable cliff-top hike! This classic walk – one of the finest coastal walks in England – affords stunning views of white cliffs and the renowned Beachy Head before ending in the seafront town of Eastbourne. We’ll conquer the 14-mile route as a group, taking plenty of breaks to rest, recharge, and enjoy one of England’s most striking landscapes.

Available in the following terms: fall, spring, London Imperial summer, London Met summer (Session I)

* Additional fee and/or transportation costs will apply; details and registration will be available on-site.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • London Imperial Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • London Met Summer: Deadline has passed
  • London Met Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: June 1
  • London Met Spring: Open
    • Deadline: November 1


London Imperial Summer: 2.5 GPA

London Met Summer & Semester: 2.7 GPA and minimum sophomore standing

Yearlong applicants must be degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application.

Program Type

London Imperial Summer: Specialty

London Met Summer & Semester: Partnership


London Imperial Summer: US Credit

London Met Summer & Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

60 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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