UNB Travel Study London

UNB Travel Study London

London, England

London 2019.

Participants in the London Travel Study program will spend almost 3 weeks in one of the world’s most exciting capital cities. Two courses - HIST 3154  Themes in the History of London and ENGL 3713 Literary London - will introduce students to London’s historical and literary past, at the same time as we experience the city’s cultural and living present. We will visit the sites that have shaped some key moments in London’s history and continue into its present: the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre, the Churchill War Rooms, and Westminster Abbey. We will explore museums, galleries, and the British Library, and we will attend plays in some of London’s world-class theatres. Students will also have free time to explore the city themselves.



Website URL: //www.unb.ca/travelstudy


Our group will stay at Wynfrid House, a small, quiet, safe residence in the heart of east London. Rooms are typically doubles, with shared bathrooms.

Breakfast is provided daily. Four other meals will be eaten together during the trip, and students will find a variety of affordable eateries in the area of the residence. 

You will be provided with accommodation from the evening of May 1st to the morning of May 20th

External Funding Available: Yes
Availability: 20
Academic Dates:

The program will take place May 1 - 20, 2019

Expected Departure Date from Fredericton : Tuesday April 30th
Expected Arrival Date in London: Wednesday May 1st
Expected Departure Date from London: Monday May 20th

Course Timetable:

Students will study two third-year courses (no prerequisites required): HIST 3154 Themes in the History of London and ENGL 3713 Special Topics: Literary London. The program timetable will be split between the two courses, with many of the destinations beneficial to both courses. Students will visit museums and galleries (e.g. National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Museum of London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Imperial War Museum), and major historical / educational sites (e.g. Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Hampton Court), all in or near London. Free time will be incorporated into the schedule.

Note: Participants not requiring university credit are welcome to audit these courses (total cost is the same).

HIST 3154 Themes in the History of London.  This intermediate level course will explore the history of London from the Tudor period to the end of WWII through “on site” learning.  Students will learn about how some of the major political, religious and social events of British history impacted the capital as well as London’s role in shaping key events and trends.  Students will be evaluated through a take home examination, class participation, and a written assignment.

ENGL 3713 Literary London aims to provide students with a rich cultural and literary experience. Students will have the opportunity to experience professional theatre productions, and to connect literature with the culture and history of its production in various literary walks, and visits to museums and galleries. Students will be evaluated based on a short presentation, participation, and a journal consisting of responses to a variety of questions about various activities.


Dr. Cheryl Fury is a specialist in the social history of early modern Europe, with particular emphasis on the British Isles. She has degrees from the University of New Brunswick and a doctorate from McMaster University. She is currently Professor of History in the Department of History and Politics at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. She has participated a number of times in the Travel Study Program to Rome.

Dr. Sandra Bell teaches early modern literature, including Shakespeare, as well as theatre-related courses. She has degrees from McMaster University and Queens University, and is currently Professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Languages at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. This will be the fourth time she has taken students to London.

Program Type: Travel-Study
Language: English
Available Subjects: english literature
Travel Information:

Important Travel Information

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the individual participants. 

Do not purchase your plane tickets until you are advised in writing by the UNB Travel Study program that the program has reached a sufficient amount of participants to run.

Travel Documentation

You are required to have a valid passport to complete the registration process for a travel study program. A photocopy of your passport is required 45 days prior to the commencement of your program. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to return to Canada.

For more information regarding passports please visit Passport Canada.

Students are encouraged to apply for a passport as soon as possible to avoid any delays.

Practical Information:

Program Fees Include:
• Program registration
• All tuition fees for courses
• Accommodations during your Travel Study Program
• Breakfast (daily), four evening meals during the program
• Three-weeks of bus and metro travel
• Admission to sites, galleries and museums related to program-specific course study
• Printed material related to courses 

Program Fees DO NOT Include
• Travel to and from the destination, airfare insurance
• Any additional costs incurred through changes to travel or overnight accommodation/meals while traveling
• Passport and/or travel visa
• All meals outside those listed above
• Participation in cultural, religious, or sporting events, or excursions which are not part of course study
• Spending money, souvenirs, cellphone costs, sundry expenses

Visa Requirements: If you are not a Canadian citizen, you are responsible to check with the consulate of the country you plan to visit and inquire about visa requirements.