Your first week in England will end before you know it, and then you will have a chance to see what wanderlust is all about. During two weekends of BSP, Weekend Explore options will be available to you. 

Weekend Explore Option 1: Day trip to Dover Castle and Canterbury

Saturday, June 10 (departing 8:00 AM and returning late Saturday evening) 

Dover Castle

Everything a castle should be, with defenses dating from the beginning of the medieval period to World War II. Better than the films; cross the moat and drawbridge; walk round the castle walls, visit the Great Tower and see what the various rooms were used for. Walk through Medieval Tunnels and the WWII Tunnels and Underground Hospital.  See across the Channel to France if the day is clear.


Famous for its Cathedral (entry fee £9.50) and its medieval city walls that you can walk on. Canterbury is a bustling Roman and Medieval city with plenty to see and do including shopping or visiting museums. Ancient and modern buildings, riverside walk.

Cost: $50  

Seats available: 47

Deadline to sign up: Open until all seats are filled.


Weekend Explore Option 2: Day trip to Stonehenge and Winchester

Sunday, June 11(departing 7:30 AM and returning late Sunday evening)



Visit one of the most important ancient monuments in the world -- 4 to 5,000 years old. Mysterious prehistoric stone circle, set in a landscape full of ancient earthworks. Figure out how it was built and what it was used for. 


Interesting, busy city, blending the Medieval and modern. Beautiful cathedral (entry fee £4) set in open grounds and surrounded by old buildings. Winchester is the home of King Arthur’s Round Table. Interesting old world shopping area; usually with street entertainment and a peaceful riverside walk.

Cost: $50  

Seats available: 47

Deadline to sign up: Open until all seats are filled.


Weekend Explore Option 3: Day trip to Brighton

Sunday, June 18 (departing morning and returning evening)

Brighton is a coastal town about an hour south of London. Enjoy the pebbled beach and stop by local art shops, play arcade games at Bright Pier or go to the iconic Royal Pavilion (£12.60 entry). There is something fun for everyone.

Cost: $50  

Seats available: 25

Deadline to sign up: Monday, April 3 by 5PM or when all seats are filled.


Space is limited on all trips. To reserve a seat, pay the fee directly to the Office of Study Abroad by check, credit card, or cash. Please note that these trips are non-refundable, but you can have another student take your place.