London and Edinburgh 2019

London and Edinburgh

See How the Royals Lived ... and Died

See the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels; Holyrood Palace, home of Mary Queen of Scots; and the tombs of Westminster Abbey

Explore Natural Wonders

Take a ferry down the Thames River, hike King Arthur's Seat, walk the Highlands of Rob Roy, boat across one of Scotland's grand Lochs.

Experience British Life, Then and Now

Tour the homes of 18th-century Brits and even try on their clothes! Take afternoon tea at a castle and dine in a 17th-century coffee house.

Become an Expert Traveller

Learn to navigate big cities and subways like a pro by playing fun travel games like our "Amazing Race" through London.

The Details!

The London-Edinburgh Program consists of two, 3-hour courses:

  • ENG-E 302 Literatures in English 1600-1800; and
  • PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions; VT Nature and Modernity
    Course Theme: When we travel, we take in the sites and sounds through our senses and then translate those sensations into ideas. In this class, we will examine how a range of thinkers from the 17th and 18th centuries understood the senses. How did theories of the senses influence modern scientific discoveries? Shape the tastes of the first consumer culture? Make modern tourism possible? Change our notions of beauty and morality? We will discuss these and other questions in class before we take in the sensations of 17th and 18th century London and Edinburgh for ourselves.

Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, graduate students a 3.0 GPA. Sophomore standing at the start date of the program is required, unless approved by the program directors. Students enrolled at any Indiana University campus may apply.

  • Travel dates | June 7-21, 2019
  • Estimated cost | $2700 (plus six credit hours tuition); fee includes airfare, instructional fees, lodging, some meals, and inter-city travel. Students must also purchase student health insurance for $32.00.

Applications are due February 1, 2019 and a non-refundable deposit of $700 is due March 4, 2019. Charges for full airfare and other trip costs will be posted to student accounts and may not be refundable after May 1.

Financial Aid

Loans, grants, and scholarships for which students are eligible at Indiana University may be used for the IU South Bend London–Edinburgh program. All participants are urged to apply for the David Starr Jordan Scholarships. Forms are available from International Programs, the World Language Studies office, and the program.


In London, students and faculty will stay in Pickwick Hall—a family-owned hostel in the heart of Bloomsbury. Nestled between two city parks, the hostel is minutes away from London attractions like the British Museum and Madame Tussaud’s, as well as two tube stations that service all of London.

In Edinburgh, students will lodge at a modern hostel right off the Royal Mile, which terminates at Edinburgh Castle. The hostel is only minutes from Holyrood House and the natural wonders of Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat.

Both lodgings include internet access and kitchen facilities.

Trip Leaders

Lee Kahan

Matt Shockey

Arthur's Seat
Buckingham Palace
Edinburgh Castle
London Bridge
London Eye
Royal Observatory
Stone Henge
High Tea
Looking for the Loch Ness Monster!
Riding the Tube