Trip To London

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British Culture and History

Travel to London and Earn College Credit

March 7-17, 2014

Imagine spending spring break in London touring the Buckingham Palace, riding a double-decker bus and visiting the favorite places of authors such as C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen and Shakespeare. This spring, students have the opportunity to do all of this-and more-while earning class credit at the same time.

Because of England′s storied history, trip coordinator and political science professor Dr. Tom Copeland explains that students "can find everything from Roman ruins to medieval castles, and from Renaissance palaces to modern architecture." One such location that students will visit is the London Eye, built in 2000. While there, students will ride this roughly 443 foot tall Ferris wheel for a spectacular view of the city.

Although the trip has a scheduled itinerary, Copeland stated that students will also have a free day for traveling to places such as Canterbury and Dover, or Cambridge. His goal is for students participating in the trip to understand that British culture and history, while seemingly vast to Americans, is only a microcosm of Western culture and history.

Students will spend a total of 11 days, March 7-17, in England. The trip is estimated to cost $2,700 a person in addition to tuition. Students can receive academic credit for Humanities 203 or 304 by going on the trip and attending the accompanying course, British Culture and History, which will meet once a week during the spring semester.

Students who have already completed their Humanities credits are also eligible to attend.

All applications and deposits are due by October 18.

For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Copeland: 724-847-6621 or

The itinerary for the trip includes:

  • The city of London
  • St. Paul′s Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Tower
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Convent Garden Market
  • The V & A Museum
  • National Gallery
  • London Eye
  • Stonehenge
  • Oxford
  • Shakespeare′s birthplace in Stratford