Discovering Europe

With five airports and thirteen (inter)national rail stations, London is a hub to Europe – and the world. Many of our students make the most of their time at Syracuse London with ‘mini-breaks’ to Prague, Oslo, and Marrakech, spending much of the semester abroad abroad from London.

Encountering new places and cultures is central to study abroad, and we believe that time spent in independent exploration can be as instructive as formal studies. To help with this, Syracuse London organizes field trips in the capital as well as across the UK and Europe. Students have the opportunity to attend events, shows, and trips – starting with our renowned Love London event to acclimate to their temporary home and continuing with our London Passport initiative to support their personal development as global citizens.

You can email ldnprogramming@syr.edu if you have any questions about field trips or travel.

 

Travelling

The vast majority of students who study at Syracuse London cite it as one of the highlights of their college careers. However, when asked what they might have done differently if given the chance, the insights they share reflect a few recurring themes. The main regret commonly expressed by students is their wish to have been more fully immersed in British culture. The second regret is that they would have liked to connect more fully with fellow students and faculty.

While London definitely has something for everyone, it can be easy to miss out on some of its hidden treasures – especially if you don’t know where to look. You need to get involved with some of the co-curricular events during the course of the semester like the UCLU Clubs & Societies. Through events like our Love London kick-off, we give you opportunities to venture beyond the well-worn tourist and student trail to see London and the world through the eyes of Londoners.

 

Programming Trips

Of course, we also recognise the excitement of exploring further afield – that’s why Syracuse London runs field trips in London, the UK and Europe. These are designed to give you new perspectives on different ways of life.

As part of the study abroad program, all students have the opportunity to participate in all-university weekend field trips to major European capitals. Typical destinations include Paris, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, and Berlin. More details about these trips, and sign-up information for current semester students, is available on our Overnight Field Trip page.

We also organise day trips around the UK at least once a month, visiting well-known British cities like Oxford, York, Bristol, Brighton, and Cambridge. You can learn more about these on our Day Trips page.

 

Course Field Trips

Our professors view their jobs in study abroad as a special chance to go beyond the traditional academic setting – using London as a classroom. This means that many of our courses run mandatory field trips, which are often a highlight of the class and learning abroad.

Before planning any independent travel, be sure to check your course schedules to ensure that there are no conflicts. Our Academic Excellence Coordinator, Jovita, is a great resource for learning more about co-curricular learning abroad and your class commitments.