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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: Theater Arts, Theater/Drama
Program Description:
THE PROGRAM
EnglishTheater2Students will explore Dublin, Stratford Upon Avon, and London and be exposed to an eclectic mix of Irish and English Theatre. The trip includes a day at an English castle, museums and The Harry Potter Experience – a museum dedicated to the design and creation of the popular films.

THE LOCATION AND ITINERARY
(Jan 2-13, 2020) 

Program Agenda (Activities are listed in good faith but subject to change and availability)

Thursday, Jan. 2
Baltimore Departure Evening departure on flight from Baltimore to London
Friday, Jan. 3
Overnight Dublin Morning arrival London and onward connection to Dublin.
Meet with our private driver and vehicle for a transfer to the central hotel.
Following check in, afternoon visits to the Guinness Storehouse.

Saturday, Jan. 4
Overnight Dublin- You will have a hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing bus pass which is valid all day today.
We will take in the sights including admission to Trinity College Library and the fascinating Book of Kells, the Museum of Modern Art, the Natural History Museum and more. Tonight you will attend a performance at the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland.

Sunday, Jan. 5
Overnight Dublin- We will meet in the lobby at 10:30am and walk to the largest church in Ireland, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Protestant, and attend the 11:15 service.
Attendance at service is recommended but optional. (Other dominations services are also available in the city.)
Later we will visit Temple Bar and shop. (Temple Bar is a city location not a bar or pub.)

Monday, Jan. 6
Overnight Dublin- Morning exploration of the mysterious byways of the Emerald City.
The faculty led walk may include Mansion House, St. Ann’s Church, Leinster House or Parliament, St. Stevens Green and Tonehinge, the National Museum and Library, the Dead Zoo, the National Gallery & the Grand Canal.
Lunch will be at the Bewley’s Café Theatre.
The Bewley is a lunch time theatre featuring a one act play to be determined.
Performance tonight, perhaps the Gate Theatre.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
Overnight-Stratford-upon-Avon
Departure transfer to Dublin airport and flight to Birmingham.
We arrive at Birmingham Airport and meet our English driver who will take us to Stratford-uponAvon.
On the way, we visit Kenilworth Castle.
Check into our rooms at the Stratford hotel
We will meet in the hotel Lobby at 6:45 for a walk to The Royal Shakespeare Company’s evening production.

Wednesday, Jan. 8
Overnight Stratford-upon-Avon Morning at leisure in Stratford.
Afternoon workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company and tour of the RSC Theatre.

Thursday, Jan. 9
Overnight-London
We will check out of the hotel, depart Stratford-upon-Avon at 9:00 am and journey to jolly old London.
We will stop for a visit to The Harry Potter Experience.
Then continue to London.
Refreshed we will continue on into the capital and check into our centrally located home for the next four days.
Evening theatre.

Friday, Jan.10
Overnight-London
You will have the option of a free morning or to join a stimulating foot safari through historic Westminster, England.
We will visit the British Museum, the National Museum, Saint Martin’s in the Fields and the National Portrait Gallery
Bring your cameras and expect to see more than you expect to see. Think “Jumanji”! (Covent Garden is decorated like a jungle in winter.)
Evening theatre production.

Saturday, Jan.11
Overnight-London
Morning overview of the City of London, the largest capital city in Europe.
You will have a hop-on hop-off city sightseeing bus pass which is valid all day today.
This fantastically flexible ticket has a number of routes around the city and allows us to get off and get on the buses as often as you please, wherever you please.
A Thames River Cruise is included with this pass.
We will take one of the sightseeing buses to the start of the cruise, hop on the boat, and enjoy a cold round trip cruise to Greenwich, the location of Royal Observatory and the prime meridian.

Sunday, Jan. 12
Overnight-London
9:00am we will meet in the Hotel Lobby and take the Tube to the London Bridge Station, Northern Line (Black on the Tube map) and a visit the 17cen.
Coaching tavern, The George, “Shakespeare’s Church”, Southwark Cathedral.
A short walk will lead us past many notable surprises to the replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and its Museum.
We will spend some time and have a guided tour.
Lunch is independent possibly at the nearby and infamous, Anchor Inn.
At 2:00ish we will meet outside the Anchor Inn and continue to the Tate Modern Museum.
We will finish our adventure by walking across the Blackfriars Bridge and refresh ourselves in the unique Blackfriars Pub.

Monday, Jan.13
Return Home Motorcoach to the airport for the return flight to Baltimore
Dubin cityscape
HOUSING AND MEALS
Housing includes ten night’s of hotel accommodation, as follows. All rooms are double or triple occupancy with private bathrooms and Wi Fi.
 
Dublin: Trinity City Hotel (4 nights)
Stratford: Mercure Shakespeare or Crowne Plaza (2 nights)
London: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury (4 nights) All breakfasts are included 


ACADEMICS
Students will be required to attend three meetings before departure to prepare them for traveling as a group in the UK and one meeting at the start of the second semester to evaluate their journey. In the UK the group will meet after attendance at the 5 performances to discuss their experiences at the plays. Students are expected to attend all required activities indicated in the itinerary. Students are required to write a journal chronicling and evaluating their daily experiences.
 

COST
The costs provided below are estimates.
  • Travel expenses: $4,345 (approx.)
  • McDaniel College administration fee: $130
  • Contingency fee (refundable at the end of the program if not used): $100
  • Total estimated cost: $4,575
Services to be provided: 
  • Round trip coach airfare from Baltimore to Dublin, returning from London
  • 10 nights of hotel accommodation. (All rooms are double or triple occupancy with private bathrooms)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Escorted round trip airport transfers Dublin
  • Arrival transfer Birmingham airport
  • Transfer Stratford/London via Harry Potter Experience
  • Escorted departure transfer to Heathrow
  • Guided tour of Stratford
  • Workshop with the RSC
  • Admissions to:
    • Guinness Storehouse
    • Book of Kells
    • Museum of Modern Art / Natural History Museum (free)
    • Service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (free)
    • Warwick Castle o Harry Potter Experience o Globe Theatre tour Tate Modern
  • 1 day hop on/off ticket Dublin
  • 1 day hop on/off ticket London with river cruise
  • 3 day London tube pass (zones 1 and 2)
  • 5 theatre tickets (1 panto Dublin, 1 Abbey, 1 RST, 2 London)
  • Full pre departure documentation delivered electronically, including bespoke destination guides customized especially for your study program. 
Items not included in the price:
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable).
  • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls etc.).
  • Lunch and dinners.
  • Items not specifically mentioned above. 
STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Please note that a great deal of walking will be required.
 

HOW TO APPLY
  • Contact Gené Fouché (gfouche@mcdaniel.edu), and tell her you are interested in joining this Jan Term
  • Click "Apply Now" above to start an online application
  • Application deadline:   September 17, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund: October 1, 2019
  • Prepare to see more than you expect to see
Applying for a Jan term does not guarantee participation. The faculty leader for the class must provide final approval for all registered students to participate.
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.