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Study Abroad Orientation & Excursions in Wales

Arrival and orientation

  • Airport pick-up for group flight travelers
  • 2- to 4-day orientation in London: Includes transportation, accommodation, activities such as historic walking tours of London and most meals
  • Introduction to British culture
  • Discussion of academic differences and expectations
  • IFSA-Butler staff walk students through everything from how to succeed academically to integrating socially in the host university
  • Welcome meal
  • Transportation to Wales at conclusion of orientation


  • Lake District (northwest England) weekend for London students: Includes activities to engage the mind and body such as a hill walking tour that provides an overview of the history and geography of the region; mountain biking; gorge scrambling; canoeing; a night walk; and a Viking boat sailing trip that combines adventure with the history of Viking conquest of the British isles.
  • Optional weekend stay with a British family

Academic workshops
IFSA-Butler organizes a number of in-person and online workshops designed to help students adjust to the U.K. university system. Topics include:

  • Essay Writing
  • Active Reading
  • Humanities for Science Majors
  • Exam Preparation
  • Resume Building

Other activities

  • Lunches with IFSA-Butler staff
  • Free hooded sweatshirt for each student
  • Farewell meal


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