WILMINGTON — With spring break 2018 now in the rear view mirror, it’s not too early to consider a study abroad opportunity over Wilmington College’s spring break in 2019, as early registration discounts are available through the end of March.
A WC-initiated tour of England and Scotland is being planned through EF (Education First) College Tours, a company the College has partnered with for many years. The trip is especially geared for college students with academic credit available; however, over the years, many faculty, staff, parents and members of the community-at-large have enjoyed the excursions.
The eight-day England/Scotland trip, which will have its share of bagpipes, kilts, double-decker buses and fish and chips, starts with several days in Edinburgh, Scotland, including sites in the historic city that has been recognized as Scotland’s capital since the 15th century. The group will visit Edinburgh Castle and have an opportunity for an excursion to the University of St. Andrews.
Following the time in Edinburgh, the group will travel by train to London, where they will take a guided tour of the great capital, seeing such popular attractions as Big Ben, Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, in addition to the historic museums at the Tower of London. Also, there is an opportunity to visit Windsor Castle and Oxford University.
The tour is under the direction of veteran trip leaders, WC’s Dr. James FitzSimmons, professor of mathematics, and Dr. Angela Mitchell, associate professor of business administration. A full-time tour director will join the group upon their landing in Edinburgh and stay with them throughout their London departure. Expert tour guides are assigned at various points of interest.
The cost is $3,347 for students and $3,522 for aduls, the latter of which are guaranteed double rooms. Currently, early registration discounts are available: $200 if registered by the end of March, $150 if one has traveled with EF on a previous trip, and $50 for those that engaged in a 2018 EF tour. The tour dates are March 9 through 16.
Interested persons should contact FitzSimmons for additional information at 937-481-2247 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.