Discover UK

Alongside great course-related field trips led by your professors, the staff at Syracuse University London will organise excursions throughout the semester. Our co-curricular programming is designed to give you insight into British culture and make the most of your time abroad. Because it’s going to fly by!

 

While London definitely has something for everyone, it can be easy to miss out on some of its lesser-known treasures, especially if you don’t know where to look. The metro’s thirty-two boroughs, as well as the City of London itself, all have their own vibe and rich array of cafes, shopping, sport, art, and night life to offer. Through the Hidden London series, Syracuse London gives you opportunities to venture beyond the well-worn tourist/student trail and see London and the world through the eyes of Londoners.

Town Hall Tuesday sessions feature student-led conversations about things that matter. Join the Syracuse London community for informal discussion about personal wellbeing, professional development, and political justice.

Our Wellbeing Wednesday series invites students to invest in their physical, mental, individual, and collective health. Throughout the semester, we’ll make the most of London’s green spaces with park runs and community gardening. We’ll also volunteer at the Migration Museum, try our hand at cricket, and more.

London’s theatre scene regularly engages with pressing social and political issues. Join our monthly Theatre Thursdays to see a star-studded performance on the West End grappling with questions race, gender, class, and human nature. After the show, come along for a community conversation with special guests to reflect on the production.

And while London is undeniably an amazing city, don’t forget that there is far more to the United Kingdom than England’s capital. A collection of day and overnight field trips encourages you to explore the wonderful Welsh countryside, follow in the footsteps of the Romans and Vikings in York, and enjoy the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Great Britain and Northern Ireland have more to offer than you might think – embrace it all!

 

Email ldnprogramming@syr.edu for details.


Spring 2022 Field Trip Destinations:

 

Greenwich

26 February

journey through maritime history on the Thames

Sign-up opens here on 14 February.

Brighton

27 February

celebrate LGBT+ History Month by the sea

Sign-up opens here on 14 February.

Canterbury

5 March

enter the Middle Ages in the iconic Cathedral

Sign-up opens here on 28 February.

Liverpool and Manchester

16-18 March

cruise along the Mersey in the Beatles’ hometown

Sign-up for an overnight trip here.

Edinburgh

16-18 March

venture to the “Athens of the North”

Sign-up for an overnight trip here.

Box Hill & Arundel

2 April

ramble across conserved National Trust landscapes

Sign-up opens here on 28 March.

Cardiff

8-10 April

encounter Celtic culture in the Welsh capital city

Sign-up for an overnight trip here.

 

Oxford & the Cotswolds

8-10 April

tour the ‘quintessentially English’ villages

Sign-up for an overnight trip here.

York

23 April

browse the medieval Shambles and Minster

Sign-up opens here on 18 April.