Activities & Excursions

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One of the goals of The Program is to foster the development of a tightly-knit community. One avenue for community-building is programming, planned by both FIE and staff. International Student Advisors (ISAs) are involved in planning weekly, free, or low-cost activities to encourage students to come together for some fun. Please note that the following are examples from past years, and that programming varies from year to year.

Past Activities & Excursions

  • Salisbury and Stonehenge – a day trip to visit the cathedral of Salisbury, home to the Magna Carta, and the iconic prehistoric monument, Stonehenge 
  • Edinburgh, Scotland – students have the opportunity to explore the city and hike up to Arthur’s Seat to experience an incredible panoramic view of the city
  • Chelsea Football Game – students see one of the UK’s most beloved teams in action
  • Iron Chef Cooking Competition – using the cooking skills they develop over the semester, students go head to head in a cook-off
  • Pumpkin Carving – students celebrate Halloween with a taste of home, decorating and carving pumpkins
  • Ice Skating – as the weather turns cold, students venture to the Natural History Museum to enjoy outdoor skating

Past FIE-Sponsored Excursions

  • Day Trip to Brighton – students escape to the seaport town of Brighton for a day of relaxed exploration of a different side of England
  • London Eye Trip – students venture to this iconic London site to see a new and exciting view of the city
  • The Beatles Walking Tour – a tour of the major Beatles sites, including the famous Abbey Road
Co-curricular Activities England courses use the city of London as a learning laboratory, and whenever possible get students into the multi-cultural and vibrant streets of London.  Past participants have visited places such as the Houses of Parliament, the Globe Theatre, and the British Museum.