London Dash

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Trip Dates

March 15-24, 2013

British culture comes alive as students experience London and the surrounding areas. This travel/study opportunity gives students a first-hand look at British theater, art, music, and daily culture. Tour with faculty members or discover on your own the great sights of London, including Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, and historic sites. At night, see the Royal Shakespeare Company or hear some of the world's greatest symphonies. Pre-Dash classes help prepare students to gain the most from an exciting and memorable trip to what many call the world's greatest city. A short journey to Paris from London is also available.

Contact Information

Scott.Blankenbaker@riverland.edu   
507-433-0547

Pre-trip orientation classes
  • December, 4, 2012
  • January 12, 2013
  • February 12, 2013
  • March 12, 2013
Orientation classes are designed to assist you in maximizing your time in London. Faculty will present options for exploring London’s music, art, theatre, and historical offerings as well as providing practical travel advice for your trip. Please keep these Tuesday evenings open.
informational meetings
  • MON. OCT. 8, 2012, 12 pm
    East Building Room C131
    Austin Campus
  • MON. OCT. 8, 2012, 7 pm
    East Building Room C123
    Austin Campus
  • TUE. OCT 16, 2012, 7 pm
    East Building Room C123
    Austin Campus
    *This meeting will be streamed live to the Albert Lea and Owatonna campuses.
London Dash is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. Registrations will be accepted until November 12, 2012, or until space is filled.
London dash includes
  • Round-trip from Austin to London via chartered motor coach between Austin & Minneapolis and non-stop flight between Minneapolis & London
  • Professionally-guided motor coach tour of London on the day of arrival
  • Eight nights in a centrally-located London hotel; twin room with private bath standard
  • Continental breakfast at hotel
Things to see & do!
Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill.
The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms. The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.