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Tours for London, England

Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field studies may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.

Summer Optional Scotland Tour

Students on the London Imperial program may participate in an optional five-day tour of Scotland at the beginning of the summer session. This tour is a wonderful way to experience Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, as well as the famous Scottish Highlands. USAC encourages every student to participate in this tour; however, it is optional and has an additional fee.

Sample itinerary (subject to change)

Day One

Arrive in Edinburgh, check into the group accommodation, and attend a welcome meeting. Become familiar with the city and discover the historic Royal Mile on an evening walking tour.

Day Two

In the morning, we’ll visit Edinburgh Castle, one of the oldest fortified palaces in Europe. Following lunch and a tour of the Scottish Parliament Building, hike to the summit of Arthur's Seat for breathtaking views of the city. The hike from Holyrood Park to the summit takes roughly 45 minutes.

Day Three

We'll spend the full day exploring the Scottish Highlands. After driving through the Trossachs National Park, we'll cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe. Our journey then takes us through Fort William passing Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen. Following a Loch Ness boat cruise, we'll see Loch Laggan before climbing over Drumochter Pass in the Cairngorms National Park. We'll continue south over the Firth of Forth where we view the Forth Bridges.

Day Four

We’ll travel to nearby Stirling where we'll explore Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. You'll have free time to explore Stirling on your own, and then we'll return to Edinburgh and share tales of our adventures over a group dinner.

Day Five

Depart Edinburgh and travel as a group to London by train. Upon arrival, we'll check into the program accommodations, where we'll be joined by the rest of the students for a walking tour of South Kensington and a picnic in nearby Hyde Park.

Semester Optional Edinburgh Tour

Students may participate in an optional weekend tour of Edinburgh during their program. This tour is a wonderful way to experience Scotland’s capital city through both organized activities and built-in free time! USAC encourages every student to participate in this tour; however, it is optional and has an additional fee.

Sample itinerary (subject to change)

Day One

Travel by train with the USAC England Resident Director. Arrive in Edinburgh and check into the group accommodation. Become familiar with the city and discover the historic Royal Mile on a late afternoon walking tour.

Day Two

In the morning, we’ll visit Edinburgh Castle, one of the oldest fortified palaces in Europe. Following lunch and free time on your own, hike to the summit of Arthur's Seat for breathtaking views of the city. The hike from Holyrood Park to the summit takes roughly 45 minutes.

Day Three

In the morning, you’ll have free time to explore Edinburgh on your own. We’ll depart Edinburgh around mid-day and travel as a group by train back to London.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • London Imperial Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • London Met Summer: Open
    • Summer I deadline: March 1
    • Summer I + Internship deadline: March 1
  • London Met Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: June 1
  • London Met Spring: Open
    • Deadline: November 1

Eligibility

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

Credit

London Imperial Summer: US Credit

London Met Summer & Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

60 students

Instruction

English

Member

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

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