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Program Events

Program events are cultural and technology based trips included in the summer program.

In addition to classroom experiences, the Summer Engineering Program includes events throughout London. These activities are designed to involve students in the culture and technology of London. 

These events are included in the cost of the program, and give students the opportunity to experience the highlights of London.  Many students list these activities as some of the highlights of their time abroad.  

Each year students visit the Tower of London, go on a Big Bus tour of Central London, and attend two West End Musicals.  

Tower of London

The Tower of London was the home of the English Monarchs for more than 700 years.  Located on the River Thames, the Tower is rich with British history.  The buildings have been used as a royal residence, royal mint, prison, and execution site.  Visitors to the Tower can see the fortress and grounds, look at medieval armor and torture devises, and marvel at the Crown Jewels.  

The Summer Engineering Program takes students on a guided tour of the Tower of London.  Learn more about the Tower here

Big Bus Tour

students visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

Big Bus tours of London take the students to see the city on a Double Decker bus. The tour includes some of London's greatest sights, such as Buckingham Palace, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abby, and Tower Bridge.

Students also take a river cruise to experience London from a unique perspective. The River Thames runs right through central London, allowing for great views. 

The program charters their own bus with a private guide.  Visit the Big Bus Tour's website here

West End Musicals

London's theater district is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. There are a wide variety of musicals, including long-running popular shows and new hits.

Students will attend 2 musicals with the summer program, which vary every year. Visit the official London Theatre website here.