London + Paris Travel Study
Next Trip: May 2013
Experience the arts and their rich history in two global epicentres.
To travel to London and Paris is to step into two of the most culturally, artistically, and historically rich and diverse cities in the world. In this travel study, students encounter artistic creations from the famous to the cutting edge, and are encouraged to consider the interdisciplinary connections amongst the arts. In addition, students are challenged to further integrate Christian thought into their own aesthetic sensibilities with the intention of enabling them to make informed judgments about artistic creations. The experience of the vibrant culture of London and Paris, their rich history, and central place in the history of artistic creations makes this travel study an exciting opportunity. Highlights of the trip include visiting cultural sites, attending world-class performances, and dynamic group discussions about the arts.
Students also have the opportunity to explore the diverse offerings of London and Paris on their own. Most of the study takes place in London and Paris proper, but several day trips are also included. In the past, day trips have included Versailles, Oxford, and Windsor.
Activities and Highlights
- In past trips, theatre performances attended have included Othello and Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The American Pilot at Stratford, and a variety of West End musicals.
- Music concerts have included Britten's War Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, Debussy's opera Pelleas and Melisande, and Bobby McFerrin.
- Gallery visits have included the Louvre, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou, and the British Museum.
- Visits to cultural sites include tours of the Bodleian Library, Westminster Abbey, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Tower of London.