Overnight Field Trips

London is a major capital – but far from the only one in the area. One thing (among many) that makes England’s biggest city vastly different from New York or Washington, D.C., is just how closely connected it is with other capitals…and the ease of travelling between them.

As part of their study abroad experience, all students have the opportunity to participate in all-university weekend field trips to another popular European destination. Common locations include Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; and Edinburgh, Scotland. Learn more about these cities and their connection to our Passport program below.

Spring semester students: The sign up process for these trips is now completed, and you should have information about your trip in your inbox. Please email ldnprogramming@syr.edu with any questions.
 
 

All-School Overnight Field Trips – Spring 2019

 

MADRID

MADRID

8th-10th February

Southern Europe’s financial centre is the capital of Spain – notable for its economic output, high standard of living, and market size. Around Syracuse London, Madrid is more well-known for hosting our Spanish study abroad centre! But it is also home to two major football clubs (Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid), as well as the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization and several museums and landmarks. Celebrities from Madrid include pop singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias, artist and model Penélope Cruz, and operatic wonder Plácido Domingo.

This trip will lend itself to an Art, Architecture & Heritage or Sport, Wellbeing & the Environment reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.

BERLIN

BERLIN

8th-10th March

London is Europe’s biggest city…but Germany’s capital runs it a close second! It’s also one of the most eco-inhabited urban spaces in the world: nearly one-third of its area is made up of waterways, parks, and forests. The Zoological Garden is Europe’s most frequently visited zoo. Berlin’s intense and divided history has nonetheless produced a world centre of culture and science – which includes the world’s oldest large movie studio! Festivals, nightlife, and a high quality of living also add to the city’s reputation.

This trip will lend itself to an Art, Architecture & Heritage or Sport, Wellbeing & the Environment reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.

 
EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH

5th-7th April

Though not the capital of the United Kingdom, Edinburgh is a capital city – it has been Scotland’s primary seat of government since the 15th century. In addition to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh is home to the Palace of Holyroodhouse (the official residence of the monarchy in Scotland) as well as an amazingly preserved iconic castle, a famous hill known for its views of the city called Arthur’s Seat, and an international theatre festival that runs each August. Students on this trip will have the chance to explore museums, monuments, and mountains!

Students attending the Edinburgh field trip might write up some notes about Scottish-English history or the integration of nature in city planning to receive a Social & Political Justice or Sport, Wellbeing & the Environment stamp in their London Passport.

PARIS

PARIS

5th-7th April

Home to over 2 million people, Paris hosts well over 20 million visitors every year. No wonder, given its status as both one of the most romantic cities in the world and the place to go for fashion, art, and music. Its main attractions hardly need an introduction: The Louvre is among the world’s most visited museums; Notre Dame is quite possibly the most universally recognised church; and the neighbourhood along the River Seine is a UNESCO Heritage Site. Then, of course, there’s the Eiffel Tower. And let’s not forget their recent World Cup victory – sign up for selfies, skylines, and soccer!

Students attending the Paris field trip will find it easy to consider an Art, Architecture & Heritage reflection to earn a stamp in their London Passport.