Travel Information

Please continue to refer to this web page for details and updates.

Please be aware, students are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements to and from England.

BritRail & Train Travel

If you plan to do a fair amount of traveling in Great Britain on weekends or even make regular trips to London, you should buy a BritRail pass. These offer unlimited rail travel on the entire British Rail network, extending to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. For a fixed price, the BritRail Flexipass allows unlimited rail travel for non‑consecutive days to be used within a two-month period. The prices may seem steep to you now, but these passes offer a considerable savings compared with the cost of point-to-point train tickets, so you will definitely save in the long run. Also, if you are under 25 years of age, you will save even more with a youth fare. A BritRail pass must be purchased in the States, so make sure you investigate this option and buy one before you leave if you are even slightly prone to wanderlust. (Note: Purchase your pass as soon as possible, as they do take a while to ship to the United States.)

See the following Web sites for more information on train travel in Britain and Europe: and
You may also want to familiarize yourself with the London Underground beforehand by visiting their Web site at

Program Excursion Requirements:

As part of the coursework and the fun planned for the program, there will be four all-day excursions to various locations. Details for these excursions will be posted on the program bulletin board a few days before each excursion. Coaches will depart Oxford between 8:00 and 9:00 am, and the anticipated evening arrival back in Oxford is listed with each excursion. The specific details of the excursions are subject to change if necessary, so be aware of the potential for updates during your program.

2018 Excursions

  • Oxford Castle
  • Bodleian Library
  • Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Chalice Well
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Shakespeare Company performance
  • London, Globe Theater workshop and performance

Special Considerations
Students should be aware that many of the mandatory excursions will involve vigorous walking, sometimes on uneven ground, climbing stairs, and negotiating crowded cobbled streets or the London Underground. Participants should be willing and prepared to adapt to a different environment and culture.