Highlights

  • ONE SEMESTER ENGLISH CREDIT (pending final approval).  More details below.
  • Attend SIX Professional Theatrical productions in one week including the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theater and The Rose Playhouse
  • In the Cotswolds of England, visit the birthplace and tomb of Shakespeare, his mother’s farm and the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Tour the backstage and costume department of the Royal Shakespeare Company (served with scones, jam and tea!)
  • Lectures and workshops about Shakespeare's work and world with professional actors and theatrical staff.
  • Tour and workshop at the Old Globe Theater
  • See the highlights of London including Piccadilly Circus, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace
  • Walk the London Bridge from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the original 'theater district' of 'Inn-Yard Theaters', one which still remains.

Itinerary

Days 1-6      Stratford-upon-Avon, England
We'll take an evening flight on Thursday, April 13th from Newark International and arrive in London's Heathrow airport the following morning.  Then we'll take the train through via Kingscross Station (not Platform 9 3/4!) to Stratford-upon-Avon and check into our home-base, the Shakespeare Hotel.  Our accommodations are within walking distance of the train, Shakespeare's birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Company.   Over the next five days, we'll see three different live performances, tour the workshops of the Royal Shakespeare Company and immerse ourselves in the life and times of Shakespeare and the literature of renaissance England.  How did one impact the other?  What clues can we gather from Shakespeare's personal life that help to explain his works? 

Days 6-10     London, England
On Wednesday, April 19th, we travel back to London to the original theater district of Southwark.  Our home base is Hotel Ibis, modern lodging that is within walking distance of the Globe Theater, London Bridge, the Tate Modern, the River Thames and the Borough Food Market (yum!).  We'll see more theater and take tour of London proper (a hop-on, hop-off bus to see London city highlights on the 20th).   On Saturday the 22nd, we'll end with a production at the Old Globe and a farewell dinner.  On Sunday the 23rd, we head for Heathrow airport for our flight home to Newark (EWR) airport.

 The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-avon

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-avon


All Parents & Students

ALL Students and a Caregiver are required to attend a session prior to the trip (date TBA) covering travel basics, safety and a more detailed itinerary.

All Students and Parents are invited to attend the final public display of learning.


High School Course Credit

Any high school student can take the class without credit.  If taking the class for credit, some NJ High Schools are pre-approved.  For those who haven't yet approved the course, the 80-hour English course is aligned to the Common Core Standards and the NJ CCCS.  We will send the course outline and final transcript as requested.

Students seeking credit will be required to:

  • Attend three class sessions prior to the trip (dates TBD) for course readings and determining individual research through-lines or the quiddity.  (March-April 2017)   Evenings or weekends.
  • Consult individually after the trip to discuss first drafts of your presentation (May 2017)
  • Attend and present a visual learning document at a public celebration (early June 2017)

Post presentation of your work, grades/transcripts will be submitted to your respective schools.

THE BASICS

$2995 per person

10 Days and Nights
Max Number of Students:    16
Min Number:                         10
Chaperones:                         2-3
Age:              9th—12th Graders
Registration Fee:               $100
Balance due:          JAN 15, 2017
Single Supplement:            $550

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Lodging
Meals
Train, Bus, Tube
Entry fees, Admissions & Tours*
Transfers, Tips and Taxes
Classes and Supplies
Activities*
*as listed

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flight to/from Europe
Single Supplement (lodging)
Travel Insurance
Int'l Student ID
Personal Expenses & Snacks
Passport fees
Oversize Luggage Fees

See our FAQs for more details on the above.

 Clickable map of Renaissance London

Clickable map of Renaissance London

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
— William Shakespeare
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