Experience the secrets and ciphers of London, one of the world’s most influential global cities, contributing technological advances throughout history. Get into codebreaking and cybersecurity with visits to Bletchley Park, the top-secret home of World War II codebreakers; the National Museum of Computing; the London Science Museum, and a visit to a local company with relevant expertise. Gain insights into the modern techniques of forensic and genetic analysis with a hands-on criminal science workshop at the Royal Institution. Throughout the trip, take part in many interactive activities where students are encouraged to think critically about the development of science and technology throughout the past century.
Spend time immersing in London’s past and future with visits to major museums, landmarks and businesses. This ancient city is rich with history to learn on visits to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and the Natural History Museum. Experience a touch of drama in London’s theatre district, watching a West End performance. Explore the royal borough of Kensington and the former royal hunting preserve, Hyde Park. Go on tours to Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus and The Shard. Stroll along popular streets that inspired many artistic greats, from Shakespeare to The Beatles.
Journey to London on an overnight flight.
Arrive in London and become acquainted with the area on a guided sightseeing tour by motorcoach and on foot. This evening soar above the sprawling city aboard the London Eye.
Enter the world of espionage and internet hacking in a lecture on code breaking or cybersecurity. On a visit to the London Science Museum, see exclusive artifacts that represent the technological development of secret communication all the way from World War II ciphers to 21st-century digital security. Explore the Natural History Museum, where historically significant specimens are preserved from expeditions of discovery all over the world. At the end of the day, enjoy some free time in Kensington and Hyde Park.
Continue delving into the codebreaking universe on an exploration of Britain's legendary Bletchley Park and participate in a decryption workshop. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum of Computing to see the world’s largest collection of historic computers that are still up and running.
Immerse in the field of criminal science with an interactive workshop on forensics at the Royal Institution, learning the latest techniques used in the lab for genetic analysis. Afterwards, walk along the halls of the National Gallery, viewing 13th- to 20th-century paintings and finding the art of Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci. In the evening, watch performers in action at the famous West End theater.
Spend the morning at a cybersecurity company to gain more insight about cyber attacks and protection systems. In the afternoon, build teamwork skills on a science treasure hunt across London. Before dinner, enjoy some free time, watching the street performers in Covent Garden’s famous Piazza and on James Street.
Go on a sightseeing tour through the royal borough of Greenwich. While at the famous Greenwich Park, discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time and straddle the prime meridian at the Royal Observatory. Travel through time on a visit to the Tower of London, viewing the Crown Jewels and ceremonial regalia up close.
Say goodbye to London, and travel home to share the learning experience with family and friends.
From the home of the Turing Test, students discover London’s history of cybersecurity, computing, criminal science and cultural arts through interactive lessons. Our London STEAM trip uncovers secrets behind the doors of the London Science Museum, Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing. Go on a science treasure hunt in London and experience the prime meridian line at the Royal Observatory. Explore arts and history of London and around the world on visits to the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.
Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy corresponding to the destination.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
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