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Study Abroad Trip: Literary Britain and Ireland

Study Abroad Trip Postponed Until Late Spring 2022. Check Back January 2022 For Details.

Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to offer a Study Abroad Trip to key literary sites in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. Students will enjoy guided, educational tours of important cathedrals, castles, and colleges.

One special topics literature course will be offered in conjunction with the trip in Spring Session D—English 475, “The Divergent Roads of the Romantic” which will be taught on site and online by Dr. Peter Fraser. Students will have the opportunity to study and interact with great literature in its own cultural context, while exploring many of the marvels of Britain and Ireland.

Participants will visit:

  • Dublin’s City Center
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Wicklow Pass and Mountains
  • Snowdon in Wales
  • Windermere and the English Lake District
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Christ Church College, Oxford
  • S. Lewis’ Home, the Kilns
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Emergency Medical Travel Insurance
  • Lodging
  • All breakfasts
  • One dinner
  • British Rail passes
  • Cab and bus travel to designated sites
  • Globe Theatre tickets
  • Admissions to designated sites
  • Lecture and tour at the Kilns
  • Professional Tours and Entry at all designated sites

Above stated price does NOT include:

  • Airfare
  • Cab fare to and from airports
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Course credit costs

$250 registration deposit is non-refundable except in the case where the university cancels the trip. All other payments will be refunded in full if cancellation occurs on or before April 5, 2021. Partial refunds may be granted after the April 5 deadline if alternate participants can be registered and processed.

Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to offer a Study Abroad Trip offering an in-depth study of the life and ideas of Adam Smith. This trip is in conjunction with Dr. Fraser’s trip to visit key literary sites in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England, and we will be traveling as one group much of the time. Students will enjoy guided, educational tours of important cathedrals, castles, and colleges.

The trip will be for credit through a special studies class—query Dr. Brian Baugus for details. The group will follow the life and times of Adam Smith. The trip and the course will discuss Smith’s influence and impact with a special focus on smith’s influence on the founding of the United States.

Participants will visit:

  • Kirkaldy Scotland  – Adam Smith birthplace
  • Edinburgh  – where Pammure House (Smith’s last residentce) is located and Smith’s grave
  • The Royal Mile
  • Oxford University
  • Adam Smith Institute in London
  • Parliament/Westminster/Big Ben
  • Cafe Procope – Cafe in the Latin Quarter of Paris where Smith ate as did Jefferson, Franklin, Voltaire
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame
  • Champs-Élysées
  • 92 Avenue Champs-Élysées – Jefferson’s residence in Paris
  • Passy – Benjamin Franklins’ home in Paris
  • Hotel d’York – where the peace treaty that gave America its independence was signed

Saturday 5/29

BOTH GROUPS

  • Noon Orientation Meeting at Egans Guest House, Dublin
  • 2:15 Taxi to Spire Monument
  • 3pm Dublin Walking Tour   

Sunday 5/30

BOTH GROUPS

  • 8:45 pickup for Glendalough, Wicklow Gap, Kilkenny Tour

Monday 5/31

BOTH GROUPS

  • 7:00am Taxi to Dublin Ferry
  • 8:10 Dublin Ferry to Holyhead, Wales
  • Noon Taxi to hotel, Caernarfon, Wales
  • 3pm Steam Train up Mt. Snowdon   
  • 6pm Taxi back to Royal Celtic

Tuesday 6/1

BOTH GROUPS

  • 9am Dazzlers Taxi to Bank Ground Farm, Windermere
  • Lunch at Bank Ground Farm

Wednesday 6/2

BOTH GROUPS

  • 9 am Dazzlers Travel Bus Pickup  to A-Haven in Edinburgh
  • 1pm (2hr) Walking Tour in Edinburgh
  • End at Adam Smith Statue     

DR. FRASER

  • 3pm Edinburgh Writers Museum

DR. BAUGUS

  • Visit only standing home of Smith – Panmure House
  • Visit Adam Smith Grave at Canongate Kirk and Kirkyard

Thursday 6/3

BOTH GROUPS

  • 9:30 am Edinburgh Castle

DR. FRASER

  • Free after lunch
  • 3pm Holyrood Palace and Gallery

DR. BAUGUS

  • Noon Train to Kirkaldy – 10 Pounds
  • Visit Adam Smith Global Foundation
  • Visit Adam Smith birthplace and nearby market – 220 High Street Where Wealth of Nations was written
  • Walk by/Visit The Adam Smith Theater

Friday 6/4

  • 9:15 Taxi to train
  • 10am train to London Kings Cross (arrives 2:39)
  • 3pm check in at Jesmond Hotel, London

DR. FRASER

  • 4pm British Museum

DR. BAUGUS

  • 4pm visit to the Adam Smith Institute Lecture and discussion of Smith’s Impact on the modern world

Saturday 6/5  

DR. FRASER

  • Train to Oxford
  • 11am Kilns and Tour
  • Eagle and Child
  • 3pm Christ Church College     

DR. BAUGUS

  • Train to Paris
  • Check in at Adveniat
  • Visit Hotel du Parc Royal
  • Coppet Institute lecture 

Sunday 6/6

DR. FRASER

  • 10am Tower of London Tour
  • 3:15pm St. Paul Choral Evensong
  • 6:30pm   Globe Theater Play

DR. BAUGUS

  • Louvre
  • Lunch at Smith’s favorite restaurant 
  • Notre Dame/ Tour Saint-Chappelle
  • Jefferson and Franklin’s residences
  • Early Evening train back to London

Monday 6/7

BOTH GROUPS

  • 9:30am Changing of Guard and Westminster Abbey Tour
  • 11:45 Café in the Crypt, St. Martin-in-the-Fields

DR. FRASER

  • Change-ringing demonstration at Christ Church Spitalfields

DR. BAUGUS

  • Afternoon bus to Greenwich
  • Visit National Maritime Museum

BOTH GROUPS

  • 5pm High Tea

Tuesday 6/8 Travel Home

  • Noon Orientation Meeting at Egans Guest House, Dublin
  • 2:15 Taxi to Spire Monument
  • 3pm Dublin Walking Tour

8:45 pickup for Glendalough, Wicklow Gap, Kilkenny Tour

  • 7:00am Taxi to Dublin Ferry
  • 8:10 Dublin Ferry to Holyhead, Wales
  • Noon Taxi to hotel, Caernarfon, Wales
  • 3pm Steam Train up Mt. Snowdon   
  • 6pm Taxi back to hotel
  • 9am Taxi to Bank Ground Farm, Windermere
  • Lunch at Bank Ground Farm
  • 9 am Bus Pickup  to A-Haven in Edinburgh
  • 1pm (2hr) Walking Tour in Edinburgh
  • End at Adam Smith Statue     
  • 3pm Edinburgh Writers Museum
  • 9:30 am Edinburgh Castle
  • 3pm Holyrood Palace and Gallery
  • 9:15 Taxi to train
  • 10am train to London Kings Cross (arrives 2:39)
  • 3pm check in at Jesmond Hotel, London
  • 4pm British Museum
  • Train to Oxford
  • 11am Kilns and Tour
  • Eagle and Child
  • 3pm Christ Church College
  • 10am Tower of London Tour
  • 3:15pm St. Paul Choral Evensong
  • 6:30pm   Globe Theater Play
  • 9:30am Changing of Guard and Westminster Abbey Tour
  • 11:45 Café in the Crypt, St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Change-ringing demonstration at Christ Church Spitalfields
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Travel Home

Study Abroad Trip Postponed Until Late Spring 2022. Check Back January 2022 For Details.