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Location Description

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye provides panoramic views of South Bank and the entire city!


Excursions

In addition to living in the heart of London, students will experience London culture through many immersive experiences. Our extensive Orientation Program will expose students to traditional London experiences such as exploring the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Greenwich, and the West End. Students will accompany their faculty members to sites such as St. Paul’s, the Tate Museums, Parliament, the Old Bailey, the Cabinet War Rooms, Camden, the BBC, and numerous theatres. These outings encourage students to experience London while attempting to create meaningful linkages between their course work and their life abroad.

Students also travel together with their Faculty Member in Residence to Edinburgh, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, and Stonehenge, and many participate in an optional trip to Paris. Faculty members join the group in Stratford and Paris to provide lectures, oversee theatre and museum visits, and help students further immerse themselves in the Semester Abroad experience.


Housing

Students in the Semester in London Program live in Madison House, a flat located in the in the Bloomsbury district of central London. Not only is this area convenient to your classrooms, it is also a very short distance from the British Museum and Regent's Park, a huge complex of gardens, ponds, playing fields and walking/jogging paths.

Though it is located in a quiet and safe area, Madison House is also within walking distance of 80 percent of London's major attractions! From the pulsating night life of Piccadilly Circus and SoHo, to Covent Garden and the West End theatre district. And we can't forget about the shopping paradise of Oxford Street!


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