Mini Break

Edinburgh Option

Join faculty and students on an organized group trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. Students will depart London the afternoon of Thursday, June 22 and will return Monday, June 26. Reservations for this option will open up in March. In order to reserve your spot, you will need to pay the trip fee to the USM Office of Study Abroad. Spots are limited and are first-come, first-served.

  • 4 nights at Pollock Halls with breakfast daily
  • Roundtrip travel from London to Edinburgh
  • One group meal
  • Day bus passes (5)
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

Cost is $500. Please note that this fee is nonrefundable, however you can sell your spot to other interested students. Registration is open until April 19 by 5pm


Independent Option

Students have the option to plan their own travel to easy-to-visit European cities like Amsterdam, Dublin and Barcelona.


Stay in London Option

Want to continue exploring London and the surrounding area? Do it. There is so much to see and do you are sure to have a great time! Your accommodations in London are already taken care of, so this is also a good option for students who are on budget.



Please note the Geography course requires an excursion to Scotland during the mini break at a supplemental fee - in addition to the program cost.