Journey to the British Isles
Study English in the lively cities of Oxford, London, and Dublin and reside at academically famous settings – the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and Trinity College Dublin. This will give you insight into the life of higher education!
Literature and history come alive while we explore renowned landmarks and relevant sites and engage in experiences recorded by various authors and playwrights.
In London, we’ll watch performances of Shakespeare in historic theatres, visit museums that focus on authors, poets, and playwrights, and discover some of the most fascinating districts including Westminster, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and Covent Gardens. We’ll walk through Hyde Park, stop by Big Ben and Parliament Buildings, and watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. For a panoramic view of the city you have the option to ride the London Eye ferris wheel or climb the Tower of London – sailing there on a cruise along the River Thames.
For those of you who want to shop – our group will visit Harrods, Oxford and Regent’s Street, and the Knightsbridge area. For unique treasures we head to the open-area market stalls at Camden Lock which are surrounded by impressive buildings and courtyards.
For a completely different experience, we journey next to Oxford, a historic town with incredibly designed colleges topped with spectacular spires, tended gardens, and grand entrances. We’re located in the heart of Oxford at one of the most popular university residences, just 2 blocks from the city centre.
Oxford is full of museums, bookstores, shops, and cafes. As part of your program we will experience outdoor plays held on lush green forested college grounds – a setting which makes you feel part of the magical performance! For fun we’ll punt (comparable to steering gondolas!) on the River Cherwell, under bridges, around the town and along many of the college grounds and finally as a special treat we will have typical fried mars bars and cream tea (scones, jam and clotted cream).
Our final week will be in the world-class and vibrant city of Dublin, once home to authors Oscar Wilde and James Joyce, where students will reside in the heart of it all! The buildings north and south of the River Liffey and the numerous narrow side streets mentioned in “Dubliners” written by Joyce in 1914 still exist today and will offer students an unforgettable cultural setting and enriched academic experience.
As an option, students can also visit the enchanting Coleraine region in Northern Ireland: the scenery here is spectacular! You can explore the craggy shorelines, brilliant green forests, and amazing beaches – and possibly go swimming – although the waters are cold! We visit the Giant’s Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Dunluce Castle and walk across Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which is 30 meters above the sea! A tour of London Derry is also included for students on this optional trip to gain an understanding of the political history of this region.
You’ll have a blimey good time in Britain!
This Program Includes:
- Round Trip from Toronto, and transfers onsite
- Accommodation at university residences
- Breakfasts & dinners daily
- Academic instruction & course materials
While in London:
- Performance at the Globe Theatre
- Piccadilly Circus
- Trafalgar Square
- Covent Gardens
- Leicester Square
- Buckingham Palace (outdoors)
- Westminster Abbey (outdoors)
- Big Ben/Parliament Buildings
- British Museum
- Harrods Complex
While in Oxford:
- Literary walking tour of Oxford Colleges
- Punting on River Cherwell
- Shakespeare play on College Grounds
- Ashmolean Museum
While in Dublin:
- Walking tour of major districts
- Castles and Cathedrals
- St. Stephen’s Green
Additional Cost Excursions:
- Stonehenge and Roman Baths
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Coleraine, Derry, & Belfast – Northern Ireland
Courses Offered Include:
- ENGLISH, GRADE 10, ENG2D
Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied
- ENGLISH, GRADE 11, ENG3U
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic
- ENGLISH, GRADE 12, ENG4U
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation
- CANADIAN HISTORY, GRADE 10, CHC2D
- ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, GRADE 11, CHW3M
Prerequisite: Grade 10 History, Academic or Applied
- WORLD HISTORY, GRADE 12, CHY4U
Prerequisite: Any university or university/ college prep course in Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian and World Studies, or English
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(2023 dates abroad are subject to minor change)