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United Kingdom: Myths, Legends & the Modern Day™

United Kingdom: Myths, Legends & the Modern Day™

Explore England & Scotland through their lore & legends, from the medieval to the modern.

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Highlights

  • Get the inside scoop on British politics from a former member of parliment
  • See in-person the inspiration for many of the locations from the Harry Potter films, including Hogwarts and Diagon Alley
  • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Explore the mystical and mysterious Stonehenge
  • Spend time at several famous castles, including Alnwick, Warwick, and Windsor
  • Spend a half day helping out in the local community with a service project

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Overview

On this program you will travel from London, England to Scotland's Loch Lomond as you survey the United Kingdom from south to north. Explore the importance of folklore and the impact that stories and legends have on a culture. Explore the cultural impact that folklore and legends have on this diverse nation through key sites from medieval stories to modern day films. We'll also dive deep into economic, political, and global issues that the UK currently faces, hearing firsthand the varying perspectives of locals on Brexit and what that means for the future of the United Kingdom.

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Exploratory Travel

  • Begin your journey in London, England's capital city
  • Next, stop in Windsor, home of Queen Elizabeth and the birthplace of the Magna Carta Marvel at the mysterious and ancient Stonehenge and feel the magic of Oxford, where Tolkein penned his most famous works
  • Onward to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's old stomping grounds
  • Walk the medieval cobblestone streets of northern towns York and Nottingham
  • Cross into Scotland and explore Edinburgh and St. Andrews through local pasttimes and ancient castles
  • Wrap up your program in Loch Lomond, home of the famous battle depicted in the film Braveheart, before saying your goodbyes

Immersive Learning

Spend an afternoon at the mystical Stonehenge, the world's most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle. Meet with a Scottish highlander and learn about the history of clans and rivalry and the Scottish view of Brexit. Hear from a former British MP (member of Parliament) and get the inside scoop on England's political history and current relations with the EU. Understand a culture through its food as you sample traditional British and Scottish cuisine such as a full English breakfast and haggis and potatoes.

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Adventure

Take in London views on a cruise up the River Thames with stops at Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Harry Potter fans will take special delight in a visit to Warner Brothers Studio for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film series. Experience the glamour of London’s theatre life at a West End show and test your archery skills a la Robin Hood. In St. Andrews, enjoy a day on the links with tips from a professional in the region where golf originated almost 600 years ago.

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Dates & Tuition

United Kingdom: Myths, Legends & Modern Day™ 12-Day Program
2020 Dates
Jun 22 - Jul 3, 2020
Jul 6 - Jul 17, 2020
Duration: 12 days
Tuition: $3,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Community Service Hours: 5
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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