The British writer Samuel Johnson once observed, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” This is as true today as it was when Johnson said it. London remains one of the cultural capitals of the world.
Our program will be unique in your educational experience. It will focus on experiential learning in the arts, literature, history, and politics of western civilization as they are represented and preserved in Great Britain and Europe. The courses offered will satisfy a number of University requirements. Our classrooms and texts will be the sites of London and beyond. We will visit the most iconic places in the city: from Parliament to St. Paul’s, from the theatres to the museums, from the Tower of London to Platform 9 ¾, to name just a few. Beyond London, we will visit the Lake District, Edinburgh, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, and other sites. We will travel to France, and there will be a week for independent group travel. This will be the constant opportunity to experience the visual and literary traditions of western civilization firsthand. Images cannot replicate the experience of seeing these places and objects in person. Students will be transformed by their experience!